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1,300 staff engaged in safety services at Makkah’s Grand Mosque





MAKKAH: More than 1,300 employees of the Agency for Security, Safety, Confrontation of Emergencies and Risks, and of the General Department of Crowd Management at the Grand Mosque, are working to support the service system inside the mosque and its external facilities.

These male and female employees work together according to a clear plan to strengthen the regulatory system and security services at the Grand Mosque during the pilgrimage and Umrah seasons.

Qualified individuals manage the entry of people through the gates of the Grand Mosque, while respecting precautionary measures against the coronavirus disease, regulating access to courtyards and chapels based on the experience of the services and administrative departments, with joint coordination, control and monitoring systems, and effective and continuous communication among all agencies operating inside the Grand Mosque

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques trains and employs people across many fields to achieve the smooth operation of the Grand Mosque, in addition to improving services provided for visitors of the mosque.

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The tasks of the employees include the implementation of emergency plans in the Grand Mosque in accordance with international safety regulations, ensuring safety in isolated and construction areas, accompanying the imams of the Grand Mosque during prayers, and organizing paths and chapels, leading visitors to designated prayer areas, keeping all corridors and electric elevators in the mosque free of impediment, in addition to other services provided to pilgrims throughout the year.

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