Fight Covid-19

Apr 01 2020

Company Statement

Health and Safety of our employees is of paramount importance. We also believe it’s our duty to act responsibly for a better protected society.

We at Awal Gulf Manufacturing is closing monitoring the current prevailing COVID-19 situation and is taking every possible measures to protect our employees, our distributors and our extended families.

We have taken utmost precautions in our daily operations, at our manufacturing facilities and our extended services fleet to ensure continued support to our customers and beyond.

We are connected with the relevant government healthcare authorities and willing to go an extra mile to ensure all necessary measures are taken at all our operations.

Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, Awal Gulf Manufacturing has been continuously implementing timely measures to protect its employees and its partners, and the company will continue to do so rigorously.

Here’s some of the measures taken;

Body Temperature checking

First aid and security teams are tasked to check the body temperature of all employees and visitors at the main gates before entry. Entry is denied to our premises if the body temperature is found exceeding 37.3 degrees Celsius and he/she would be instructed to visit the hospital. The same visitors would be needed to produce a hospital diagnosis document on their next visit. We are also using an infrared thermometer to avoid any physical contact.

No Face Mask, No Entry

Wearing a face mask is made mandatory at all times inside the Awal Gulf Manufacturing premises. Washable face masks were issued to all employees. Entry denied to anyone without a face mask. 

COVID-19 Awareness Training

In-house Covid-19 awareness sessions were conducted at all facilities including the staff accommodations. Employees were instructed to follow the precautions to combat Covid-19.  Further HR department organized a couple of session for its employees wherein the talk was delivered by an external health care professional. Employees were instructed to refrain from shaking hands and opt for verbal greetings. Teams were encouraged to maintain social distancing and avoid gathering and trainings until further notice. 

Contactless Hand washing

Contactless hand wash stations were installed in office, manufacturing facility and staff accommodation.  This is a newly developed product at Awal Gulf Manufacturing that works on motion activated soap dispensing for contactless wash.

Further hand sanitizers were installed at our offices, manufacturing plants, canteens and staff accommodations. 

Disinfection Drive

Disinfection drives were carried out at all our premises. Further our transport fleet are disinfected on an ongoing basis by external service providers. Special care is taken to keep the common areas and restrooms clean at all times.

Nursing Care & Isolation Rooms

Nursing care service is available to all our factory staff at all times. The team constantly monitors all the employees and if found with fever, cough or any other possible COVID symptoms they are immediately taken to an isolation room for a quick diagnosis. They are later transferred to a near most hospital for further examining.

Following records are maintained for monitoring;

  • Self-isolation monitoring record
  • Hospital reference monitoring record
  • Daily body temperature monitoring record for the employees
  • Daily health check record for the isolated employees.

Following necessary PPE’s are readily available to handle a Covid-19 suspected case.

  • Face mask (N 95 & Surgical)
  • Gloves
  • Goggles
  • Gown

N-95 Masks are provided to the First Aid & Security teams.

Covid-19 Test

COVID-19 tests at the end of the self-isolation period are required for those who completed self-isolation on 01.04.2020 and beyond. Following the MOH guidelines and employees are not allowed to resume duty without the test result.

Covid-19 Contingency Plan

HSSE department prepared a Covid-19 contingency plan for the company.  This procedure is intended to safeguard the employees and ensure business continuity of our manufacturing operations and offices. The plan ensures being in full control to ensure mitigation and spread of COVID-19. 

For more information

Sayooj Mapperi
HSSE Manager |Awal Gulf Manufacturing
[email protected]


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