On February 1, Guohua Power upgraded its epidemic response level for its overseas power plants in South Sumatra and Java in Indonesia to protect the safety of its staff workers and contractors while ensuring power supply to local regions.
The epidemic in Indonesia has worsened since the beginning of the new year. After the single-day infections hit 10,000 on January 12, the country’s daily infection records have been smashed time and again. In response to the emergent situation, Guohua Power put staff ’ health and safety in the first place, and strictly implemented various epidemic response measures as stipulated by China Energy. It upgraded the response level, strengthened measures for preventing imported cases and implemented grid-based management.
Its power plant in Java minimized workforce in the most possible way on the premise of ensuring normal production and business operation. Detailed guidelines for epidemic prevention and control were put in place for patrolling, on-site operation, spare parts management and supplies handling. Daily morning briefings were moved online and work arrangements were made via WeChat to minimize physical contact. While ensuring production safety, the production procedure was further optimized. Measures for epidemic prevention and control were observed strictly. Equal stress was put on epidemic prevention and production safety. These efforts laid solid foundation for power supply to local regions in a safe and stable manner.
In the power plant in South Sumatra, Guohua Power kept close eyes on local epidemic situation and the real-time adjustment of high-risk areas and released the latest information to staff members. It formulated measures for epidemic prevention and control in a timely manner, and enforced a lockdown in the plant. Staff entering and exiting the plant had their temperatures taken and were disinfected. The company also offered epidemic prevention supplies to its staff workers. In addition, to avoid gathering, the plant staggered the meal time and kept dining tables two meters apart. It also made Chinese herbal decoction for staff workers to boost their immunity.
At the construction site in South Sumatra I, briefings, education events and training sessions were held to increase staff workers’ knowledge of epidemic prevention. A grid-based management approach was adopted for staff workers’ accommodation and construction site to reduce person-to-person contact. Epidemic response measures were improved. Briefings on epidemic prevention and control were made on a daily basis. Corresponding incentives and punishment were put in place. Visitors were accommodated in designated sections to make sure they had no contact with the staff workers. Newly recruited employees could only join the workforce after 14 days in quarantine with negative results of coronavirus tests shown twice.
So far, Guohua Power has reported no confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections or suspected cases among its overseas employees. Those returning to China from the overseas project have been vaccinated in succession. In the company’s overseas projects, not onlythe health and safety of employees are safeguarded, the power plants have also maintained stable production and operation.