Important Information on COVID-19 (Corona Virus)
Aequs remains committed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at its facilities across the globe.
We are closely monitoring the situation as it evolves and has a cross-functional team working to ensure the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and visitors.
We are taking all possible steps to ensure the safety of our customers and employees across all locations. In line with global health authorities, we believe aggressive containment and other preventive measures can help curb the spread of this dangerous virus.
With this in mind, we are constantly training and educating our employees on best practices of social distancing, personal hygiene, correct methods and frequency of handwashing/sanitizing, as well as steps they must take in the event they experience any symptoms of COVID-19.
Daily management meetings are held to monitor the situation and take any necessary action.
We have also taken steps to equip our employees, providing hand sanitizers, face masks, and other protective gear to support the implementation of these best practices. The following are the specific containment and preventive actions implemented by Aequs:
Restrictions on Visitors:
Only visitors considered critical to on-going projects or sustainment of vital services are admitted. All visitors complete an online self-declaration questionnaire providing details of travel history and any known symptoms that are sent to our Occupational Health Center (OHC) for preliminary screening.
Restrictions on Employees:
All employees resuming work post lockdown complete an online self-declaration questionnaire providing details of travel history, and any known symptoms are sent to our Occupational Health Center (OHC) for preliminary screening. Additionally, the Inter-Unit movement is restricted for all employees, and stringent measures for employee transportation and cafeteria usage have been deployed.
Social distancing norms are maintained at every step, including travel to the SEZ and all key areas inside it. This includes reception areas, common areas, cafeterias, and shop floors.
Use of PPE:
The usage of PPEs is mandatory for all employees. We have taken steps to equip our employees, providing hand sanitizers, face masks, and other protective gear to support the implementation of the same.
Thermal Scanners are placed at all key locations across the facility to track and monitor all visitors and employees at the SEZ. Employees are thermally screened every 4 hours in the SEZ.
Awareness programs are being conducted across the entire organization. Visual alerts are being displayed at critical areas within the facility, and notifications are sent using all means of electronic communication.
We fumigate and sanitize our facility periodically, thereby providing a further safeguard to all our employees.
Track Employee Absenteeism:
Employee absenteeism is closely monitored, making it mandatory for employees to undergo preliminary examination by OHC upon re-joining.
Aequs resumed its manufacturing operations in phases under the relaxed norms of the Government of Karnataka.
We are striving to mitigate the operational impact of the virus and are trying to ensure continuity of work while also keeping everyone safe.
For a detailed report on our operational precautions against COVID-19, click here