The rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has ignited a global pandemic, with countries around the world implementing new and enhanced preventative protocols. The collective health of our communities, both local and international, should always be our top priority. However, the reality is that worldwide events also have a direct impact on our professional practices, livelihoods, and overall economic climate.
At Perry Construction, we take the health of everyone involved in our CAPEX projects very seriously. We adhere to the very highest sanitation standards and industry best practices to keep our worksites and people safe. Over the last several days, we’ve been connecting with a steadily increasing number of clients who are recalibrating various practices, protocols, and procedures designed to proactively prevent the spread of COVID-19. Some key components to a facility’s Readiness Plans may include:
Updated Travel Protocol
Restricting employee travel can prove an effective first step in a Readiness Plan, particularly for food production plants. Facility executives can carefully glean through corporate travel requests to designate those that are and are not essential. Additionally, many plants have prohibited employee travel to or through countries listed on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Travel Health Notice List.
Workflow Coverage Plans
Many companies are imposing strict policies that require employees and contractors to stay home if they are not feeling well. As a result, plants are developing coverage strategies to ensure that all team members have a back-up resource able to contribute to existing initiatives and keep pending projects on track for delivery and completion. Remote working is also being utilized as needed, with management encouraging staff to bring home laptops daily.
Manufacturing plants and facilities may also impose visitor restrictions, permitting only necessary outside visitors into the building.
Finally, many facilities have implemented various social distancing methods into their operational practices and protocols in an effort to contain spreading the virus through unnecessary social contact. As a result, large group meetings, corporate events, and industry conferences are being canceled and prohibited.
During these challenging times, Perry Construction is continuously monitoring the latest information on COVID-19 to uphold the most effective sanitation practices and protocols. Additionally, we are also working closely with all of our partners to ensure we reinforce the mandates in all of our clients’ Readiness Plans for a comprehensive, proactive approach to preventing the spread of the coronavirus.