New Safety Policies in Effect for Future Field Operations
A Continued Commitment to Excellence
One thing that COVID-19 hasn’t changed is our commitment to delivering unparalleled quality of service. In the face of adversity, we will remain focused and continue to provide our clients with innovative, industry-leading solutions, so we can all emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger than ever before.
As an engineering and design firm that specializes in custom solutions, our team of engineers frequently visits worksites to conduct troubleshooting inquests, incident investigations, equipment evaluations, and more.
This “boots-on-the-ground” approach to service delivery has been a core component of our business and one we will continue to prioritize when it is safe to do so.
Unfortunately, however, the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 require us to make some adjustments.
As our existing clients know, our greatest concern has always been ensuring the needs of the individuals and companies we serve are addressed— and safety is the most essential need of all.
Thus, we wanted to take this opportunity to communicate our plan of action for adapting to COVID-19 (and protecting our clients) in the days and weeks ahead.
The 3 Major Adjustments We’ve Made to Our Safety Protocols in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Our Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Team, in coordination with our Management Team, has made the necessary decision to enforce more stringent personal hygiene practices in an effort to be as proactive as possible in mitigating the spread of COVID-19.
These New Hygiene Practices Require All Workers To:
- Wash hands with soap and water frequently for at least 20 seconds or use waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizers that have at least 60% alcohol when water is not available
- Stay at least 2 meters away from each other
- Avoid hand-shaking and other contact greetings
- Adhere to a 14-day self-isolation policy if they are feeling unwell or showing COVID-19 symptoms
- Maintain a limit of one person in any elevator
- Disinfect tools and shared equipment after every use
If you have any questions about the preventative hygiene practices we have implemented for all Catch Engineering workers, we encourage you to reach out to us directly. We want our clients to feel confident at all times, and would be more than happy to discuss our safety measures in more detail.
We have joined thousands of Canadian companies in implementing work-from-home procedures for our team members, whenever possible.
This Means That:
- Where practical, all office workers will support on-site projects remotely
- Meetings and other discussions will be conducted via tele-conferencing or video conferencing
- When possible, team members will be provided with the tools and equipment required to perform their duties from home or from a safe distance
- If practical, remote video interfaces and shared document management tools will be used to circumvent the need for on-site visits
Of course, not all projects are able to be completed remotely. With this in mind, our Management Team will be analyzing each project on a case-by-case basis to determine how necessary work can be completed with the absolute minimum amount of risk.
3.Fitness For Duty (and Subsequent Response Measures)
The success of COVID-19 prevention is dependent upon the timely identification of symptoms and the immediate action of employers to keep potentially infected team members at home.
For This Reason, Catch Engineering Will Be Requiring:
- Any workers exhibiting symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, etc.) to self-isolate for a period of 14 days
- Any workers who have been in contact with an infected individual to self-isolate for a period of 14 days
- Any workers who have traveled outside the country to self-isolate for a period of 14 days
All of our team members have been informed of these policies and have been instructed to stay home and contact their manager or direct supervisor if they are feeling unwell or are concerned they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
In addition to the core policy adjustments listed above, Catch Engineering has implemented other measures, including:
- Workers will travel solo in vehicles whenever possible
- Strict disinfecting practices for personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Emergency communication plans
If you have any questions regarding these additional precautions, please contact us.
Credible, Real-Time Information
Throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Management Team will be closely monitoring updates from the following reliable and credible sources:
- World Health Organization
- Centre for Disease Control
- Government of Canada Health Services
- Alberta Health Services
The Management Team will be responsible for communicating any relevant information to Catch Engineering’s HSE Team and all appropriate contacts.
We are committed to keeping our employees, clients, and stakeholders informed at all times and making well-informed decisions that are in the best interests of all involved.