Tuesday 24th March 2020
In light of recent developments and UK Government guidelines, we wanted to update our customers, suppliers and stakeholders about the measures we are taking to cope with the effects of COVID-19.
We are following UK and local Government guidelines as well as public health advice as appropriate, and closely monitoring ongoing updates and changes, while making a conscious effort to minimise any impact on our business and continuing to support our client’s operations and projects. In the case of specific ongoing live projects, our teams continue to maintain regular direct communications with our customers. As connectivity right across the globe becomes ever more critical we will strive to ensure a continuation of service for customers, to maintain the essential infrastructure that our Group and the markets we operate in provide to the global community.
The health, safety and wellbeing of our team members, clients aboard our vessels, those in our global offices and homeworkers is always our number one priority, and we have recently introduced a robust but flexible policy to support all employees who are able to work from home supported by contingency planning. For any employees not able to work from home, we have increased health and safety measures across all our sites and vessels to ensure they are operating in accordance with the highest possible hygiene standards and adhering to ongoing Government guidelines in both the UK and elsewhere across the globe as they evolve.
To reduce risk for our offshore teams, we have introduced a deep clean process and embarkation procedure across our entire CTV fleet, equipping all vessels with alcohol-based hand sanitiser units. All operations personnel are using strict handwashing and sanitising procedures when getting on and off vessels, and all individuals aboard our CTVs are instructed to immediately inform the vessel Master if they are feeling unwell with symptoms consistent with those of COVID-19.
In line with Global Marine Group policy, we have also introduced the following precautionary measures:
We are committed to providing an uninterrupted service to all clients throughout the coming weeks and are available via the normal communication channels if you have any questions or concerns.
As a Group, we are also dedicated to supporting the local communities we work in and for. Our employees are empowered to take the necessary time out of their daily work lives to help those in need living in their local communities, providing it is safe and practical for them to do so.