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Contracting Sector Protocols – Existing Projects

Entering is limited to fully vaccinated individuals according to the health status in Tawakkalna application (Immune), except for the groups who are not obligated to take the vaccine as appears in Tawakkalna application.

 

Prevention:

  • Regarding employees at risk of infection, they must return to work after taking the required doses of the vaccine (according to the definition attached in Appendix No. 1).
  • All individuals should wear masks properly and dispose of them immediately after use.
  • If the person could not wear the mask for any reason, he should cover his mouth when sneezing or coughing.
  • Hand shaking is not allowed.
  • Building operators and site managers should require maintenance personnel to follow preventive measures to prevent infection:
  1. Assign a “Protocol Manager” or restructure a security team at building entrances, to conduct checkups for employees.
  2. Form a security team to conduct checkups in residential buildings.
  3. In commercial buildings, a dedicated team should be assigned to conduct checkups (evaluation) on employees.
  • Reform the security teams at the buildings’ entrances to conduct an effective checkup for the employees.
  • Agree on a delivery protocol with suppliers and transportation companies, and make sure to inform them before their arrival at the residential buildings about the examination and safety and prevention measures.

 

Field precautionary Measures for Employees:

  • Ensure adequate ventilation is provided at construction and closed maintenance sites.
  • Prevent staying overnight in construction and maintenance sites.
  • The lunch breaks should be spent inside the buildings and intertwined between employees. Closed dining rooms could be opened only in a very hot weather with the applying of restaurant protocols.

 

Common Areas

  • Determine the number of people allowed to use the elevators at the same time to avoid congestion [one person per 4 meters maximumly, of the elevator’s interior space].

Direct Repair Services for Homes / Employees

  • Maintenance work related to air quality or central air conditioning cycle can be resumed within workplaces and residential units.
  • Resume non-essential maintenance work.
  • The non-urgent construction services provision is subject to appropriate administrative approvals.
  • Allocate toilets in workers’ sites to avoid crowding in non-residential buildings.
  • Ensure washing hands for at least 40 minutes with soap and water or using the sanitizers for at least 20 minutes regularly if there is no water and soap.
  • Workers must follow the instructions regarding when, what and how to wear the personal protective equipment and the best way to remove them.

 

Environment:

  • Rearrange the offices or the workstations to ensure social distancing between employees [for one and a half meters].
  • If there is more than one entrance, designate one for entry and the other for exit.
  • Use floor stickers to indicate a safe distance of at least one and a half meters between individual in waiting lines and in all facilities.
  • Ensure that the hand sanitizer contains 60-80% alcohol and meets the requirements of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority.
  • Tissue paper should be distributed and placed in prominent places.
  • Clean and disinfect toilets periodically on a daily basis, with ensuring a good ventilation and reducing the temperature inside them and keeping the record of the disinfection.
  • Air filters for ventilation devices, especially air conditioners, must be changed or cleaned periodically.
  • Provide adequate waste bins, and waste must be disposed of immediately.
  • Disinfect frequently touched surfaces and toilets periodically.
  • Remove dirt with soap and water before the disinfection process. For disinfection, use disinfectants such as the sodium hypochlorite, and follow the instructions on the product in terms of concentration and method of use.
  • Ensure to disinfect the toilets periodically.

 

Reporting:

  • (Tawakkalna) application must be used to ensure the employee’s health status concerning COVID-19 disease. If the employee’s status is positive or in contact with a positive case, all this will appear at the application, will not be allowed to enter the workplace.
  • Prevent anyone with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) from coming to work or entering the workplace.
  • If someone shows symptoms he must adhere to the isolation and prevent from coming to work.
  • The employee can return to work after he completely recovers and checking that by updating his status in Tawakkalna application.
  • If a confirmed infection is registered among employees, the guideline for dealing with suspected or confirmed cases in workplaces issued the Authority Public Health must be applied.
  • Isolation room must be equipped in the workers residence, please refer to the (worker accommodations guidelines)
  • Inform the residential building management or the employer of any positive cases among site employees who visited the site.
  • Keep a schedule of site employees’ entry and exit details [name, identity, and entry and exit times].
  • Create a list of employees who work together and their working shifts.

 

Awareness:

  • Distribute awareness brochures at visible places, and translate them, including the following:
  1. Methods of disease transmission and prevention.
  2. Raise awareness of washing hands and avoiding touching the eyes, nose and mouth before washing hands, and urge attention to personal and health care.
  3. Follow the etiquette of sneezing and coughing (use a tissue and dispose it as soon as possible, use the elbow by bending the arm).

 

Implementation:

  • Place a panel that includes a statement of violations method of reporting them.
  • Establish communication channels f to report violations and work to avoid them.
  • Train staff at inspection points on the use of Tawakkalna application.
  • Assigns security guard to arrange the crowd.
  • Conduct surprise checks on compliance with protocols at construction and maintenance sites.
  • Assign protocol managers to ensure that established protocols issued by competent authorities are followed.
  • Provide mandatory training courses for all employees.
Appendix (1): Groups at higher risk of infection