In addition to the Pandemic Taskforce the CEO established a number of weeks ago, a Crisis Management Team has now also been stood up in response to COVID-19. The Crisis Management Team is meeting daily and is being personally led by the CEO.
Santos has implemented strict temperature checks at all sites and airports for people travelling to the field. This includes infrared body temperature screening cameras now being in use in the Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth Offices and at the Adelaide and Brisbane airports.
Strict social distancing protocols are in operation at all Santos offices and sites – the precautionary health and hygiene measures have ensured that Santos workplaces are classified as low risk or controlled operations and all are up-to-date with Australian Government recommended health advice.
Santos has been working with State and Federal Governments on our health and hygiene measures. The Government recognises our industry is an essential service and the tens of thousands of jobs we provide. It’s just as important, now more than ever, that we keep the lights on for the country and continue to power other essential services like hospitals, schools, manufacturers, food processors and the supermarkets communities rely on.
Santos will introduce additional measures in accordance with Australian Government health advice to protect our people and maintain business continuity on an ongoing basis.
20 March update
Santos continues to develop plans in accordance with the Australian Government’s health advice to slow the spread of COVID-19 and support our people as we do that.
Santos has implemented a pandemic taskforce that is conducting daily meetings.
In line with Government advice, Santos has implemented a range of precautionary measured including:
- Self-Assessment Declaration requirements for personnel
- Social distancing requirements
- Travel requirements and restrictions
- Work-related events curtailed
- External visitors to sites and offices restricted
- Increased availability of hygiene supplies including hand sanitiser and antibacterial wipes
- Display of extensive signage relating to COVID-19 and hygiene awareness
- Increased cleaning of common/high use areas
- Closure of Santos gyms
- Additional Hygiene Guidelines.
17 March update
Santos is continuing to work with and take the advice of health authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which in these early stages of a new virus, could overwhelm the health system if we relax efforts to contain it.
We are focussed on the safety and wellbeing of our people and their families, and safety and production-critical activities that ensure the security of energy supplies to our customers in Australia and Asia.
A Pandemic Taskforce, including independent experts, has been established and is meeting daily to develop and implement additional measures as the pandemic progresses as well as business continuity and contingency measures.
We have banned international business travel and restricted domestic business travel to business-critical activities only and have introduced heightened personal hygiene awareness and practices at all of our work locations.
From today, Santos is implementing a compulsory COVID-19 Self-Assessment Declaration to be completed by all personnel (employees, contractors and visitors) accessing a Santos site.
We will continue to update our employees, contractors, visitors and communities.