Debmarine Namibia puts people first in the fight against COVID-19
Date Posted: 25 August 2020In these unprecedented times, Debmarine Namibia is taking bold steps to protect its employees as Covid-19 evolves. In recognizing that employees are the backbone of their business, Debrmarine has taken the utmost precaution to protect the health, safety and well-being of their workforce in line with Government directives and international best practice.
The main priority is to maintain the smooth running of operations while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation.
In order to protect employees, the majority of whom are seagoing, office-based staff and contractors, the following protocols are in place;
Quarantine and isolation: this is a critical preventive measure in which all sea-going employees are subject to fourteen (14) days quarantine prior to commencing work,
Onboard quarantine initiative: employees are subject to quarantine if there is a suspected case onboard,
Social distancing protocols: All meetings take place virtually and office-based employees are divided into rotational working groups to reduce the number of people in the building at a given point in time and a no visitor policy is in place,
Screening and sanitizing: introducing daily temperature screenings at office premises and regular cleaning and disinfecting of surface areas,
Procurement of thermometers and masks for all employees (including masks for family members and onsite contractors), and
Introduction of travel restrictions in line with the Government travelling ban, among others.