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Bahrain?s unsafe sites blacklisted

As many as 43 construction companies in Bahrain were blacklisted by the government for breaking health and safety regulations last year.

As many as 43 construction companies in Bahrain were blacklisted by the government for breaking health and safety regulations last year.

The figure was an increase of nearly a third compared to the 29 firms that were penalised in 2008, Labour Ministry Labour Inspection Directorate manager Ahmad Al Haiki told Gulf Daily News.

“Work was stopped at 12 sites last year and seven in 2008, as companies did not comply with regulations,” asserted Al Haiki.

He added that 335 cases were sent to the Public Prosecution last year, compared to 448 in 2008, and Improvement Notices were sent to 362 companies, which was up from 354 in 2008.

There was also a 16% increase in the number of inspections carried out by the Labour Ministry with 6124 undertaken last year, compared to 4435 in 2008.

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