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Mining Sector

Entering must be 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.

 

Mines, quarries and factories

  • Workers at high risk of infection (as per the definition attached in Appendix No. 1) must be prevented from working and obliged to work remotely from home.
  • If someone develops flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat) he must adhere to the self-isolation and prevent from coming to work.
  • Prevent the transfer of potentially infected individuals with other passengers.
  • Encourage workers at greatest risk according to Appendix A to work remotely from home.
  • Provide fabric masks or whatever covers their noses and mouths to onsite workers.
  • Provide approved alcohol sanitizers.
  • Rearranged the offices and workstation 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.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at least twice a day.
  • When changing workers’ shifts, disinfect parts of machinery that workers might share and touch (such as handles and touch screens).
  • Stop using fingerprint attendance system.
  • Ensure the availability of non- touch waste bin and schedule waste collecting oftentimes to be disposed of regularly.
  • Provide transportation for workers with the implementation of social distancing, and disinfection of vehicles after every use.
  • Allocate doors for entry and other for exit.
  • Allow one-way stairs only.
  • Establish stations to record attendance or inspection, to manage workers entering to workstations / production areas.
  • Implement strict procedures to control access to the site, and prevent all unauthorized visitors.
  • Times for food or prayer breaks, and shift beginnings and ends must be alternated with a gap of ten minutes in-between. Control rooms are excepted.
  • Determine the maximum number of people allowed to be in every facility within the factory, such as: toilets, dressing rooms. Every 4 square meters must be preserved for one worker.
  • Organize workers’ lunch seating area with distance separating them (prevent them from facing each other, reduce the number of workers sharing the same tables while maintaining a distance of no less than one and a half meters between them)

 

Warehouse

  • Maintain social distancing (one and a half meters) while operating mobile service equipment designed for two or more passengers, such as worker hoists, hydraulic scissor Lift, etc.
  • At the end of every shift, disinfect of lifts’ safety belts, handles, steering wheels, and other machinery parts that workers might share.
  • Encourage employees at high risk according to Appendix A to work remotely from home.
  • Monitor entry and exit records to manage entry to the work site.
  • Establish timetables for shipments’ delivery to ensure no congestion occurs in delivery centers.
  • Delimiting the boundaries of delivery areas and limit the entry to them only to recipients and distributors only.
  • Ensure that commercial / third-party drivers can access the cargo areas only. Limit their contact with the working crew.
  • Commercial / third-party drivers must wear face masks at all times.

 

Employees Residence

  • Commit to the health requirements for workers housing according to the regulations approved by the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs.
  • Appoint a supervisor to impose social distancing and prohibit usage of non-essential areas and social activities.
  • Visitors are not allowed.
  • Employee movement within the residence must be in alternation to limit unnecessary contacts, such as at mealtimes, and upon entering the facilities.
  • Prevent sharing tableware or other daily used utensils.
  • Work clothes must be taken off and washed immediately upon arrival home or returning to camp. Take a shower after every shift.
  • Increase disinfection of shared surfaces (twice a day at a minimum) and ensure the availability of a worker to disinfect shared toilets after every use.
  • Regularly wash sheets and clothes (for example once a day)

 

 

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. 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 the status in Tawakkalna application.
  • Prepare a detailed daily record of workers movements and their health status, including the list of workers in isolation.
  • Prepare a list of the workers shifts and it’s time.
  • Provide an isolation room to be used when needed.
  • If a confirmed case is registered among workers, protocols approved by Weqaya and the Ministry of Health, must be applied.

 

Implementation

  • Adhere to all directives issued by government authorities, including the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs
  • Assign on-site protocol manager to ensure the application of protocols.
  • Conduct mandatory health and safety training concerning COVID-19 for the entire workforce, including contractors.
  • Place noticeable signs at entrances and in common sites, to clarify health and personal hygiene instructions, and display latest news and updates related to COVID-19.
  • Conduct random and scheduled inspection rounds to ensure protocols are followed.
  • Provide a helpline available around the clock, and encourage employees to come up with innovative ideas, and to share their comments and questions.
  • Announce the new measures and changes on the followed protocols.
  • Integrate health and personal hygiene topics into the mandatory training.

 

Workplace

At entrances

  • Encourage employees at high risk of infection according to Appendix A to work remotely from home.
  • All employees must wear fabric face masks or whatever covers the face and nose when entering the workplace and use them through the whole time there.
  • Place hand sanitizers at entrances and require workers to disinfect their hands before entering the site.

 

At Work Site:

  • Minimize meetings and limit the number of attendees to the minimum essential workers only, ensuring social distancing (distance of one and a half meters) and following the social protocols.
  • Regularly disinfect of all frequently touched surfaces (at the end of every shift), and disinfect all equipment before / after use.
  • Provide a non-touch waste bin, and disposed of waste regularly.
  • Maintain the recommended social distancing (one and a half meters) at all times within the site.
  • Avoid spitting at the work sites.
  • Avoid exchanging personal items with other workers (personal safety equipment, telecommunication devices, cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, clothes, personal care products, and towels).
  • Minimize changing rooms’ space to maintain the recommended social distancing (one and a half meters) and ensure there is no mixing of personal items in the lockers.
  • Allocate different tracks for employees’ movement on the site.
  • Use on floor stickers to direct and maintain social distancing (one and a half meters) and prevent congestion (such as in loading / unloading areas and waiting lines at the entrance / exit).

 

Employees Residence

  • Prevent visitors from entering the workers residence.
  • Employees movement within the residence must be in alternation to limit unnecessary contacts, such as: at mealtimes, and upon entering the facilities.
  • Avoid sharing tableware or other daily used utensils.
  • Remove and wash work clothes upon arrival at home or return to camp, and take a shower at the end of each shift
  • Increase disinfection of shared surfaces (twice a day at a minimum), and ensure that there is a worker to disinfect shared toilets after every use.
  • Regularly wash sheets and clothes (once a day)

 

Transportation to work

  • All employees must commit to social distancing while waiting for transportation to the site.
  • Follow the updated transport sector protocols.

 

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. 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 the status in Tawakkalna application.
  • Prepare a detailed daily record of workers’ movement and their health status, including the list of workers who are in quarantine.
  • Prepare a schedule of workers shifts and it’s times.
  • Provide an isolation room to be used when needed.
  • If a confirmed case is registered among workers, protocols approved by the Public Health Authority and the Ministry of Health must be applied.

 

Implementation

  • Assign on-site protocol manager to ensure the application of protocols.
  • Conduct mandatory health and safety training concerning COVID-19 for the entire workforce, including contractors.
  • Place noticeable signs at entrances and in common sites, to clarify health and personal hygiene instructions, and display latest news and updates related to COVID-19.
  • Conduct random and scheduled inspection rounds to ensure the implementation of the protocols.
  • Provide a helpline available around the clock, and encourage employees to come up with innovative ideas, and to share their comments and questions.
  • Announce the new measures and changes to the followed protocols.
  • Integrate health and personal hygiene topics into the mandatory training.
Appendix (1): Groups at higher risk of infection