Keeping in line with Oman Vision 2040, the Ministry of Labour (MoL) has opened registration for private companies, seeking to privatise some of its services including hazard assessment, engineering and civil consultancy services.
‘The MoL announces to the private sector institutions that it opens the registration for privatising some of the ministry’s services related to the implementation of the provisions of regulation of occupational safety and health measures in establishments subject to the labour law,’ the ministry said.
The ministry aims to encourage participation and contribution of the private sector in the sultanate’s economic growth, the ministry said, adding that the MoL ‘is also upgrading the level of services introduced for the clients’.
‘This will help in creating more job vacancies and investment opportunities beside achieving perfect competition and raise efficiency and quality of introduced services,’ the MoL statement said.
The services to be privatised include physical hazard assessment, chemical hazard assessment, examination of lifting equipment, tools and plans, metal welding examination as well as engineering and civil consultancy (engineering analysis, soil examination, concrete examination).
Other services include food safety investigation, investigation of workplace accidents, medical examinations for professionals and biohazard verification as well as accreditation of occupational safety and health programmes.
The ministry has requested interested establishments to submit their applications through its website by September 30.
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