QISCQuincy Interfaith Sheltering Coalition (Quincy, MA)
QISCQueensland Industry Skills Council (Australia)
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With organisations regularly not following the standards set by governing bodies, QISC is seeing an increasing number of organisations not training their employees, especially when it comes to scaffolding, harness and fall arrest equipment, working at height and confined spaces.
QISC is once again, a category sponsor for the Construction Week Qatar Awards, in a clear demonstration of its commitment to setting standards in safety within the construction industry.
He continues: "At QISC we believe in supporting internationally recognised standards and training people to the best standards available.
He advises that precautions should be taken to avoid incidents within the industry and that QISC is able to highlight how to do this.
ECITB international business development manager Jason Reily, director Antony Featherstone, QISC commercial manager Steven Hickey and Qatar Airways technical training manager (operations) Prasad Kulathilaka, senior manager (technical training) Abdulsalam al-mri, vice president (quality assurance and maintenance training) Mohamed Talt Mahmoud, controller (technical training) Prarthana Shetty, technical training manager (standards and compliance) and Ajith Samarasena were also present.
QISC, the only approved ECITB training provider in Qatar, worked together with Qatar Airways to ensure that the Health and Safety programme would suit and meet the needs of the airline's employees.
The QISC has previous experience in large scale training, having previously worked on a major project with Qatar Shell, where more than 50,000 people were trained under none roof.
Reid says QISC will approach companies with their idea shortly.
While Qatar is in a state of importing numerous businesses and companies as its markets continue to swell under its mass development; importing best practices and international standards is equally important and something that QISC take seriously.
With a list of accreditations too lengthy to mention, QISC has approval from over 15 of the most highly regarded health and safety organisations in the world such as ECITB, Construction Skills (CITB), City & Guilds, IOSH, NEBOSH, IVV and OPITO just to name a few.
Representing a significant case study for how QISC is supporting national development, its work with Qatar Shell's GTL project jointly developed by Qatar Petroleum is a good example of what can be accomplished.
A full site visit to the QISC facilities will be available in the December edition of Construction Week Qatar , available online and in hardcopy from the 05th December 2012.