- Prevent employees at high 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 whose temperature is more than [38 Celsius degrees] or who has symptoms of respiratory infection from entering the factory.
- Allow buses to transport employees while forbidding employees who show symptoms of respiratory infection or a high temperature from getting on the buses.
- Determine successive times for the start and end of shifts and times of rest, with 10 minutes apart, except for control rooms.
- Determine the maximum number of people allowed in each facility within the factory, such as: toilets, and dressing rooms [there must be no more than one employee per 4 square meters].
- Organize employee seating during lunch breaks, with a distance of one and a half meters between them.
- Redesign work areas or workstations to ensure physical distancing between employees [for a distance of one and a half meters].
- Limit the number of people allowed to attend meetings [formal and informal safety meetings and gatherings to no more than 5 people].
- Maintain a physical distance [of one and a half meters] between employees during meetings.
- Form sub-teams whose members work together and do not interact with other employees.
- Fix hand sanitizer stations at entrances and at common areas.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces and machinery parts that are frequently touched and regularly shared by employees.
- Ensure that there are no-touch waste bins, waste should be constantly disposed of.
- Allow all employees to work inside warehouses.
- Trade drivers and third-party drivers must wear face masks at all times.
- Maintain a physical distance of one and a half meters while operating transport service equipment designed for two or more passengers, such as employee’s hoists, hydraulic lifters, etc.
- Establish timetables for delivery of shipments, to ensure that there is no congestion at delivery centers.
- Demarcate the boundaries of delivery areas and limit them to recipients and distributors only.
- Periodically disinfect forklift seat belts, handles, steering wheels, and machine parts that are touched frequently by employees.
- Provide suitable housing for employees [with an area of no less than 12 square meters].
- Assign a housing supervisor to enforce physical distancing protocols as much as possible.
- Allow visitors to enter workers’ accommodation.
- Perform a daily temperature check upon entering the residence.
- Sharing tableware or other used utensils is allowed.
- Disinfect shared surfaces periodically, and ensure a cleaner is present in shared toilets to disinfect once a day.
- Assign protocol managers to ensure that established protocols issued by competent authorities are followed.
- Conduct mandatory health and safety training on COVID-19 for all employees
- Provide continuous training and correct behavior reminders.
- Use social media, digital screens, text messages, and other channels in several languages (such as Arabic, English, Urdu, etc.) to raise awareness.
- Place informative panels at the entrances of factories, to clarify safety and preventive measures and updates regarding COVID-19.
- Announce new measures and changes to established protocols.
- Perform randomized checkups to ensure compliance with protocols.
- Urge employees to provide practical ideas at informal safety meetings to change work practices to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
- 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.
- Create a list of employees who work together and their working shifts.
- Use visual control to identify employees who have been tested and their status [such as: by tracking the QR code for COVID-19] for all employees.
- If a confirmed infection is registered among employees, protocols approved by the Ministry of Health and the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control must be applied.