Qatar Steel holds itself accountable for the safety of contractors, who are hired for many support services, including shut down activities, construction, cleaning, catering, security, and maintenance. The company’s goal is to provide a safe working facility and be proactive in mitigating health risks posed to contractors. The focus areas is to increase training requirements, and provide an HSE Reviewed Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment register. Qatar Steel aims to improve contractor safety, beginning by limiting hires to only contractors who exhibit good safety performance and have strict safety management systems in place; which we ensure at the pre-qualification stage of contractor screening. Qatar Steel also implemented a contractor Safety Forum in 2016 to enhance contractor safety performance, by identifying the root causes as a lack of communication and inadequate training. Qatar Steel has redoubled efforts by extending employee safety training programs to contractors, and creating weekly safety meetings where workers (employees and contractors) are encouraged to raise safety concerns and propose solutions.