Endeavour Energy today announced its certification as a COVID Safe business under the NSW Government’s state-wide program to keep the community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Keeping the lights on and our people and communities safe is of paramount importance,” said Endeavour Energy’s General Manager Health, Safety & Environment Keith Hoskins.
“We recognise how important it is to keep our worksites COVID free so homes and businesses continue to enjoy a safe and reliable power supply.
“Endeavour Energy is now certified as a COVID Safe business with NSW Health to demonstrate how we are meeting our commitment to protecting our customers, staff, contractors and suppliers.
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“Like everyone else, we’re keeping a safe distance and working differently to how we conducted our operations before the pandemic.”
Mr Hoskins said Endeavour Energy had taken extra steps to keep people COVID Safe including:
- strict isolation protocols and separate work locations, backups and rostering in critical service areas that sustain services provided to customers
- extra precautions for crews in the field to maintain social distancing and increase exclusion zones around work sites
- closing sites to visitors except for deliveries from essential suppliers
- using technology platforms to limit face-to-face interactions between workers wherever possible
- additional cleaning of sites, workplaces and vehicles
- extra personal hygiene protocols and protective equipment for workers and contractors.
“Our plans and operational practices continue to be regularly reviewed and updated in response to the pandemic,” Mr Hoskins said.
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“After COVID-19 hotspots emerged in NSW, we implemented new procedures to be followed by our staff and contractors in these areas.
“We will continue to follow the advice from government and medical experts to shape how we manage our operations and safely deliver services to customers and communities throughout this pandemic.”