KSA MOI: Panuntunan para sa mga nagtatrabaho sa contracting, construction at industrial sectors

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Ang panuntunan para sa mga nagtatrabaho sa contracting, construction at industrial sectors, ay kasabay na inanunsiyo ng Ministry of Interior ng Kaharian ng Saudi Arabia sa mga panuntunan para sa mga customers at workers ng wholesale at retail stores, commercial centers, malls at public markets, noong Mayo 26, 2020.

Hindi natin pinagsasabay sa paglalathala ng mga panuntunan para mas madali itong maiintindihan, ng mga kapwa OFWs na nagtatrabaho sa ibat-ibang sektor.

Nasa baba ang Google Translation ng Arabic Announcement to English

Precautionary Measures And Preventive Measures To Limit The Spread Of The New Corona Virus

An official source at the Ministry of Interior stated that, based on the noble and generous order to form a committee headed by the Ministry of Interior to review the precautionary measures and preventive measures currently in place and update them continuously, so as to contribute to preserving the health and safety of citizens and residents, the approval of His Royal Highness and the Minister of Interior was approved to adopt the procedures Precautionary and preventive measures for the wholesale and retail trade sectors, contracting and industries prepared by the committee formed with the membership of (Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development, and Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources), according to the following formula:

Precautionary measures and preventive measures for the contracting sector

Labor housing

  • Providing workers with suitable housing that guarantees an area of ​​12 square meters (the area does not include services and benefits).
  • Provide a suitable room to isolate any suspected case until it is dealt with by the health sector.
  • Preventing workers from moving between other residential rooms in the housing.
  • Use visual control (for example: badges with different colors for different groups) to limit the interaction between different groups.
  • Designate a housing supervisor to enforce physical spacing protocols, close all non-essential shared areas, and ban all group social activities.
  • Preventing all unauthorized visitors from entering the workers’ residence.
  • Block sharing of cutlery or other used utensils daily.
  • Install an alarm system to remind workers to wash their hands every 30 minutes, and to provide hand-washing stations.
  • Take a daily temperature test when entering or leaving the residence.
  • Increase the number of times disinfection of common areas and surfaces and ensure the presence of a dedicated cleaner in the shared toilet for disinfection after each use.

Site

  • All queues are clearly defined and demarcated (separated) to maintain distance of at least two meters between workers
  • Designate (isolation) areas where workers at risk (according to Ministry of Health guidelines) can quarantine and stay away from other individuals
  • Ensure the spacing between workers (for a distance of not less than 2m when working outside, but in the case of working in the interior) there should not be more than one worker per 4m2, and if this is not possible, then the task must be reduced and make sure that workers wear equipment Suitable protective gear.
  • Fully utilized transportation will be cleared after each trip.
  • Not to allow employees with a temperature higher than 38 degrees Celsius to enter the site.
  • Bus use is prohibited when transporting a potentially infected individual, and the use of a private / other vehicle
  • All employees must wear personal protective equipment at all times while working
  • Assign all office staff who support work on the project to work remotely.
  • Distribution of workers to specific work areas according to the group to which they belong.
  • Limiting free roaming between sites and communication between different groups.
  • Reducing the capacity of buses designated for transporting workers according to the physical spacing guidelines and transport sector protocols leaving an empty row and not sitting in adjacent seats   and wearing cloth masks.
  • Delimiting the boundaries of delivery areas and restricting them to recipients and distributors only.
  • The number of persons allowed to attend meetings, safety / informal safety meetings and gatherings is not more than 5 and more.
  • Preventing all non-essential individuals from entering the site.
  • Rearranging the work site to reduce congestion areas.

Lifts, winches , ladders and other equipment

  • Obliging all workers not to approach the elevator / hoist except at the specified working times.
  • Create one-way stairs.
  • Preventing workers from standing opposite each other inside the winches
  • Winches drivers must wear Personal Protection Equipment) at all times while working.
  • Reducing the number of materials that employees share or dispose of internally (such as sharing ink pens used to fill worksheets, and common devices such as drinking water devices, etc.).
  • Ensure that there are trash and waste baskets that work without the need to touch them, and that waste is repeatedly collected and disposed of.
  • All surfaces in contact with equipment shall be purged periodically throughout the day and at the end of each shift.
  • Provide sterilizers and require them to be used before entering and after leaving any elevator or crane.
  • Reducing the capacity of standard indoor elevators (4) people, including the driver.
  • Limit capacity to 6 people for standard-sized external hoists of people / materials (such as Alimak or Scando (32/20) including the driver.
  • Demarcate the appropriate parking sites inside the elevators.
  • Organize break times and lunches, and open closed lunchrooms only during bad weather (such as on hot summer days).
  • Create temporary toilets on every fifth floor of high-rise towers.
  • Apply sequential start / end times to reduce the number of people and the time they spend using a lift.

Tracking and reporting

  • Prepare a detailed daily record of the employees ’previous travel and health status, including the list of workers in quarantine
  • Measuring staff temperature and referring any person whose temperature is higher than 38 ° C to the health sector contracted by the employer to complete the necessary
  • Make a list of employees working together and their working time
  • Preparing an integrated business continuity plan to respond to partial or total closure of construction sites or in the event of severe restrictions on operational operations at the site
  • Use visual control to identify the employees who have been examined and their status (ex: by tracking the new QR code) for all employees.

Track and implement systems

  • Conduct mandatory health and safety training on the new Corona virus for all workers.
  • Perform random and scheduled audits to ensure adherence to the protocol (the frequency is determined based on the project size and scope).
  • Urged workers to provide practical ideas in informal safety meetings to change working practices to avoid the spread of the Coronavirus.
  • Establishing instructional boards (such as building site entrances, dining halls, and rest houses) that clarify the contractor’s commitment to safety, preventive measures and developments regarding the new Corona virus.
  • Designate protocol managers in construction sites
  • to ensure that protocols are followed.
  • A plaque containing the statement of the violating acts shall be placed at the entrance to the facility.

Procedures precautionary and measures of preventive sector construction projects based prevention sites residential  Commercial access to the site, including the so buildings , residential and commercial

  • The building’s operators should inform the employees before their arrival of the inspection procedures and policies used to enter the facility.
  • Agree on the delivery protocol with suppliers and freight cars, and ensure that they are informed before arriving at the apartment buildings of the inspection, safety and prevention measures.

It should be required entities operating buildings and managers of sites staff maintenance by following procedures for prevention to prevent infection

Appointment of a protocol manager or reconfiguration of a security team at the entrances to buildings to conduct employee checks:

  • In residential buildings , a security team can be formed to conduct checks.
  • In commercial buildings , a specialized team should be appointed to conduct checks (evaluation) on employees.
  • Organize security teams at the entrances to buildings to conduct effective checks for employees.
  • Allocate one entrance for employees to strengthen supervision of their entry flow and facilitate checks.
  • Not allowing workers with a temperature greater than 38 ° C to enter the workplace.

Measures precautionary field workers construction

  • Food break times are extended to ensure no crowding in food halls and places.
  • Installing highly efficient air filters.
  • Ensure adequate ventilation in construction and closed maintenance sites.
  • Do not allow overnight construction and maintenance in sites.

Site workers, residents and employees in common areas

  • Allocating one elevator for construction and maintenance workers (service elevator) in buildings that have multiple elevators, and not allowing residents to use service elevators.
  • In the event that there is only one elevator and more than (10)   floors on the job site, it is necessary to specify the number of persons allowed to use the elevators. One person per 4 m of the elevator interior.
  • Allocating toilets at the site of the work frequented by visiting workers and ensuring that they are cleaned and disinfected after each use.
  • Prevent construction workers from accessing exposed sites in apartment buildings such as parking lots, swimming pools, gyms, and more.
  • Ensure that the ventilation systems are working effectively and conduct regular checks of their operation in common areas (ie elevators, restrooms, etc.).
  • Designating workers to clean the surfaces that are in constant contact with the common areas and ensure that they are regularly cleansed.
  • Residential building management should ensure proper ventilation systems are carried out and maintenance is carried out according to standard protocols for high-quality air availability.
  • Conduct regular checks for workers on site.

Providing direct repair and maintenance services to homes in apartment buildings and employees in company buildings

  • The Real Estate and Residential Buildings Department should play a role in differentiating whether the service request is essential or can be deferred if it does not have an urgent need.
  • Physical distance (2 meters between individuals) should be guaranteed when providing residential services between workers and tenants.
  • The provision of non-urgent construction services is subject to appropriate administrative approval.
  • The technician / worker takes preventive measures such as putting on the cloth masks, and carrying a thermometer to clarify the measurement for the customer.

Activities specialized work construction

  • Avoid maintenance work that can enhance the risk of a pandemic spreading between people, especially when it comes to central systems, and delay any maintenance work that could affect air quality and the cycle of central air conditioning work within residential units or in the workplace.
  • Air conditioners and ventilation systems: Activities that may require the closure of central air conditioning systems or ventilation systems in residential buildings or workplaces should be avoided.

Tracking and reporting

  • Informing the building management or the employer of any positive cases among site workers who visited the site.
  • Set up a log detailing the site workers’ entry and exit points, including name, identity, and entry / exit times.
  • Measuring the staff temperature and referring any person whose temperature is higher than (38 ° C) to the health sector contracted by the employer to complete the necessary.
  • The supervisor should ensure that inspections are performed and cases of non-compliance with PPE protocols are entered before entering buildings.

Procedures precautionary and measures of preventive sector industries

Classification procedures precautionary measures and preventive and targeted at those establishments and industrial and mining 

Licensed her from by the Ministry of Industry and the wealth of mineral

( Owner of Granting concessions for industrial , or license investment mining )

Prevention in the facility

  • Preventing non-essential individuals from entering the work site, and imposing remote work for the rest.
  • Determine the number of people attending meetings and gatherings.
  • Maintain physical spacing for two meters.
  • Form sub-teams whose members work together and do not interact with others.
  • Always use 50% of the vehicle’s capacity and disinfect it.
  • Allocate separate points for entry and exit.
  • Establishing stations to record attendance or inspection to control employee entry.
  • Apply strict procedures to control access to the site and prevent all unauthorized visits.
  • Apply sequential times to start or end shifts and breaks, separating them 10 minutes
  • Determine the maximum number of persons allowed in each facility inside the factory. And there should not be one factor per 4 m.
  • Organizing workers’ seating during lunch breaks,   separating them by distance, and not sitting facing each other
  • Ensure that there are trash and waste baskets working without having to touch them.
  • Using a private vehicle instead of   buses when transporting a person who might have the disease
  • Installing hand-purification stations at the entrances and in the common areas,
  • Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and machines that are constantly in contact twice a day
  • Disposal of materials shared by workers (such as fingerprint registration boards, etc.)
  • Provide hand-washing stations and provide appropriate alcohol sterilizers
  • Corona virus tests in the event of travel or quarantine   for a period of 14 days before returning to work
  • Employees with a temperature greater than 38 shall not be allowed to enter the facility
  • Create one-way stairs
  • Avoid going to very dangerous destinations to avoid infection.
  • Redesign of workspaces / workstations to ensure spacing between workers, for a distance of at least 2 meters.

Prevention in warehouses and logistics 

  • Implementing a two-step inventory model:
  • A designated storage area for new incoming goods booked for 24 hours.
  • Transfer the goods after 24 hours to the safe goods storage area for the facility to use.
  • Establish schedules for the delivery of shipments to ensure that congestion does not occur in delivery centers.
  • Delimiting the boundaries of delivery areas and restricting them to recipients and distributors only.
  • All transportation vehicles must be completely cleared before launching any journey.
  • Ensure that external drivers’ access to the job site is limited to shipping areas only and that they are not in contact with staff.
  • Commercial / third-party drivers wear cloth masks.
  • Maintaining the   physical distance of two meters while operating mobile services equipment designed for two or more passengers.
  • Monitor the entry and exit log to control entry to the job site.

Prevention in the residence of workers

  • Adherence to the instructions for the protection of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and the Ministry of Health regarding worker housing.
  • Provide a suitable room to isolate any suspected case until it is dealt with from the health sector.
  • Create groups for workers who will work, move around and live together (one person per 8m maximum).
  • Use visual control (such as badges with different colors) to limit interaction between different groups.
  • Appointment of a housing supervisor to impose divergence, ban non-essential areas, and social activities.
  • Install an alarm system to remind workers to wash their hands every 30 minutes and provide handwashing stations.
  • It is prohibited to share tableware or other used utensils daily.
  • Increase the number of surface disinfection times and ensure a dedicated cleaner in the shared bathrooms.
  • Preventing all unauthorized visitors from entering the workers’ residence.
  • Conduct a daily heat test when entering and leaving the residence.

Tracking and reporting

  • Prepare a daily record of previous trips and their health status, and a list of workers in quarantine.
  • Make a list of employees working together and their working time.
  • Prepare a business continuity plan to respond to total or partial shutdowns or in the event of severe restrictions on operational operations at the plant.
  • Use visual control to locate the tested personnel, such as (by tracking the Covid-19 virus response code).
  • In the event of a positive infection with the virus, it is necessary to trace the possible transmission of infection to them who have been in contact with the infected person.
  • Measuring the employees temperature and referring any person whose temperature is higher than (38 degrees Celsius) to the health sector contracted by the employer.

Awareness and implementation of regulations

  • Conduct mandatory health and safety training on the Covid 19 virus for entire staff.
  • Announcing any new measures and changes to the protocols followed, and commitment to what is issued by the competent authorities.
  • Establishing instructional boards at the entrances to the factories, indicating compliance with safety and preventive measures and developments regarding the virus.
  • Appoint a   protocol director to commit to physical distance and staff to practice site hygiene.
  • Perform random and scheduled audits to ensure compliance with the protocol.
  • Urge workers to provide practical insights into work safety to avoid spreading the virus.
  • Continuous training and a reminder of the correct behaviors.
  • A plaque (boards) containing the statement of the violating acts shall be placed at the entrances to the facility.

The source stressed the importance of the commitment of the officials of these activities and their employees and customers to these procedures and measures that contribute – God willing – to preserving the health and safety of citizens and residents, and at the same time calls on all who monitor what is in violation of the initiative to inform the security authorities on the number (999) in all regions of the Kingdom , And number (911) Makkah Al-Mukarramah Region.

Source:

https://covid19awareness.sa/archives/5460

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