Request for Proposal – REVIEW OF THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE USE OF HEAVY MACHINERY
REVIEW OF THE REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE USE OF HEAVY MACHINERY IN JORDAN
In the aftermath of the recent boiler tragedy in Jordan, there is renewed national and international stakeholder attention on the lack of regulation of boilers in Jordan’s garment manufacturing industry. Jordan is one of the only two Better Work country programmes where the national legislation does not adopt a system of annual inspection or regular certification of boilers and boiler operators. To address this governance gap, Better Work Jordan is seeking to advocate for a systematic regulation of heavy machinery in Jordan’s garment sector and lead the policy discourse to update the existing regulatory scheme.
Better Work Jordan will initiate and lead a stakeholder process to review regulations setting out legal standards for safety and health conditions in factories and worker dormitories. Better Work Jordan will also initiate discussions with various governmental agencies to establish a clear mechanism for inspection and certification of all heavy machinery in garment factories and dormitories. For this purpose, Better Work Jordan is implementing two studies. The first is a technical study focusing on assessing and understanding the state of safety of heavy machinery and identifying the gaps in their governance in Jordan. The study is expected to produce a sectoral level risk profile heavy machinery in the garment sector and provide recommendations. The second study is a legal review of the existing regulatory framework in Jordan. The technical and legal studies are expected to complement each other and inform the policy discourse.