Crisis Management: Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The recent outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has become an increasingly global challenge that impacts business operation and global supply chains.
Intercomm Foods has taken all the necessary measures in order to strengthen its environment and personal hygiene controls; improving its contingency planning to maintain the supply flow.
Precautionary health and safety measures include:
➢ Follow the Government’s Guidelines.
➢ Follow the World Health Organisation (WHO) advice and restrictions.
➢ Increased focus of hygiene standards in the factory:
➢ Obligatory hand washing.
➢ Antiseptic station points all over the factory.
➢ Canteens, changing rooms, and WC are fully cleaned and disinfected twice a day.
➢ All work surfaces, doors, and floors are cleaned and disinfected twice a day.
➢ Continuous staff hygiene training.
➢ Mandatory mask use in both internal and external parts of the factory. The protective mask should be appropriate for use and should not state any product cross contamination risk. Otherwise the mask should be changed with a new one.
➢ Temperature control of all staff and visitors at the entrance of the factory.
➢ Frequent selective controls of staff for covid-19.
➢ In-house Doctor and nurses in all shifts.
➢ Increased distance of 1,5 2m between the staff.
➢ Applied shift-based system to minimize the amount of staff in Canteen and rest areas at any one time.
➢ Distance working where applicable.
➢ Factory visits are suspended. Conference calls are strongly suggested. Visitors must wear protective masks and clothing.
➢ Drivers are obliged to wear protective masks and stay in their trucks.
➢ All staff are obliged to notify the site if they are showing symptoms of a respiratory illness (cough and fever) and self-isolate as per Government and WHO guidelines.
➢ If a member of staff tests positive for Coronavirus the guidelines defined by
Government and the WHO are followed. Any person who has had contact with
this person is quarantined under self-isolation for at least 14 days.
Intercomm Foods follows its crisis management procedures to ensure the
situation is effectively managed. This includes:
● Internal daily meetings
● Contingency plans for raw materials and packaging,
● Transport and logistics
● Regular communication with customers