Saudi Arabia Announces Ban on Outdoor Work During Peak Sun Hours

By Mohammed Ameen

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Saudi Summer Work Ban

The Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development has announced the annual ban on outdoor work during peak sun hours. Here’s what you need to know for 2024:

Key Details

  • When? From June 15 to September 15, 2024.
  • What Time? From 12 PM to 3 PM each day.
  • Who Is Affected? All private sector workers doing outdoor work.

Why Is This Important?

Every summer, the heat in Saudi Arabia can get extreme, making it dangerous to work outside. The ban helps protect workers from heat-related problems like heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

What Should You Do?

  • Employers: Make sure no outdoor work is scheduled between 12 PM and 3 PM. Plan your work hours to keep your workers safe.
  • Workers: Be aware of the ban and avoid working under the sun during the restricted hours.

How to Report Violations

If you see anyone not following the ban, you can report it:

  • Call the Ministry’s helpline at 19911.
  • Use the Ministry’s app to report violations.

Last Year’s Success

Last year, there was a 95% compliance rate with the ban, showing that most companies are serious about keeping their workers safe.

For more information, visit the Ministry’s website. Stay safe and protect yourself from the heat!