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Professionals & Health Workers

Factories

  • Prevent employees at risk of infection (as per the definition attached in Appendix No. 1) from coming to work and oblige them to work remotely from home.
  • Prevent anyone with a temperature of more than 38 degrees Celsius from entering the factory.
  • Prohibit transporting potentially infected individuals with other passengers.
  • Provide fabric masks or whatever covers the nose and mouth for all workers on site.
  • Provide appropriate alcohol disinfectants.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched, at least once a day.
  • Disinfect parts of machinery that are frequently touched by workers (such as handles and touch screens) at least once a day.
  • Ensure that there are no-touch waste bins and set a schedule for the continuous collection and disposal of waste.

Warehouse

  • Encourage employees at the highest risk according to Appendix A to work remotely from home.
  • Monitor entry and exit records to control entry to the worksite.
  • Establish timetables for the delivery of shipments, to ensure that there is no congestion at the delivery centers.
  • Ensure that professional drivers or third-party drivers can only enter the shipping areas of the worksite and avoid coming in contact with the working staff.
  • Professional drivers or third-party drivers must wear face masks at all times.

Workers’ Accommodations

  • Daily temperature checks when entering or leaving the residence.
  • Increase the frequency of disinfection of shared surfaces [at least once a day]
  • Prevent all unauthorized visitors from entering workers’ accommodation.

Reporting

  • With the continuous screening and isolation procedures that occur according to the approved protocols, (Tawakkalna) application is 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.
  • The employee can return to work after he completely recovers and checking that by updating his status in the Tawakkalna application.
  • Perform randomized and scheduled checkups to ensure compliance with protocols.
  • If a confirmed case is registered among workers, the protocols approved by the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Center for Disease Protection and Control must be applied.

Implementation

  • Conduct mandatory health and safety training on COVID-19 for all employees
  • Place informative panels at the entrances of factories that clarifies the safety and prevention practices and updates regarding Covid-19.
  • Appoint protocol managers to ensure that established protocols issued by the competent authorities are followed.
  • Announce new measures and changes to established protocols.
  • Continuously train and remind of correct behaviors.
  • Use social media, digital screens, text messages, and other channels in several languages (such as Arabic, English, Urdu, etc.) to raise awareness.
Appendix (1): Groups at higher risk of infection