Social distancing for safety and continuity at Indaver

Waste treatment is one of the sectors that is considered an essential service. Indaver’s facilities are needed to ensure the health of our fellow citizens. Society and the government are counting on us to keep our facilities operational. We see it as our primary and most important task at this time to continue to ensure the continuity of waste treatment. Our work at all our locations has been adapted, in accordance with the government measures that protect employees and subcontractors from becoming infected with the coronavirus. After all, the safety of everyone who comes to our locations is our priority.

Initial measures put in place

The first measures put in place were to reduce the number of employees in the administration block by allowing as many employees as possible to work from home.
The employees on our sites were separated into pods with different work teams divided into separate pods to ensure that there is minimal to no contact between pods.  Awareness signage starts at the entrance to all sites and is reiterated through all locations. 

Social distancing throughout the workplace

We also applied the necessary safety and hygiene measures at all our sites too. Keeping a safe distance is essential in the fight against the coronavirus. So, we have introduced the principles of social distancing everywhere: at our reception desks as well as in the offices, control rooms, sorting cabins, changing rooms and canteens. The canteens have a rota system implemented and furniture moved to ensure social distancing.  Indaver is therefore ensuring the safety not only of the people who are also giving their all every day of this crisis on the factory floor, but also of hauliers, suppliers and subcontractors.

Everyone’s responsibility

Safety is a constant theme in our policies, procedures and management systems; it goes to the heart of our entire organisation. The same obviously applies when employees and contractors require protection against a contagious virus. We expect all employees to take responsibility for their own safety and that of their colleagues at all levels and in all positions, and to now respect the social distancing requirements and hygiene measures. Indaver is making the necessary organisational changes to enable them to do so.
One of the most profound measures has been the general introduction of teleworking for every employee whose presence at any of our sites is not strictly required. Anyone who does need to be in the office is keeping a safe distance.

Digital tools for working from home

Working from home has become the norm for those than can, but the need to stay in touch and collaborate with colleagues is great. Indaver is providing employees with the digital tools they require, such as online applications, to meet remotely so they can simply keep in contact. Our IT department is providing the necessary support so that everyone can work with all the tools easily without additional strain on the network. Through internal communication, Indaver is sharing tips and tricks relating to digital safety and ergonomics for working from home.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and subcontractors is of utmost importance to us. For this reason, we have implemented all available measures to ensure that companywide our safety mission is being stood by-  work safe, home safe, everyone, every day.

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