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Our Safe Work Method

Our COVID-19 Safe Work Method instructs employees, subcontractors, and subconsultants on how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 while working safely. Our Safe Work Method outlines how we conduct our work in a safe manner in the field, in our vehicles, at our camp accommodations, and in our temporary home offices. It provides practices and procedures on hygiene, physical distancing, sanitation, and PPE. Highlights from our Safe Work Method are included below. For the full document, please contact us.

Field Work

We are thankful for our employees who are showing their passion and dedication to safe production in the field, and for continuing to amaze our clients through it all. Safety during this crisis is paramount. While working in the field, McElhanney employees, subconsultants, and subcontractors:

  • Complete daily health questionnaires prior to commencing work. This confirms all workers are fit for duty and not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. If someone is symptomatic, they are asked not to come to site, contact McElhanney’s Occupational Health Nurse service, and to follow instructions from their local health authority. If someone develops symptoms on site, procedures are in place to isolate, care for and arrange for safe transportation for them, as directed by a health care professional.
  • Workers practice physical distancing (minimum two metres) on site. If physical distancing is not possible for certain tasks, workers wear face masks and take other appropriate measures to mitigate risk to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) levels.
  • No more than 50 people are allowed in any one area of a project site at one time. This includes employees, contractors, subcontractors, and visitors. Common areas and frequently touched surfaces are sanitized frequently, and all workers have quick access to hand washing and sanitation stations.
McElhanney home office

Home Office

All employees who can work from home are working from home under McElhanney’s remote work program. McElhanney’s COVID-19 Safe Work Method includes requirements and guidelines for working safely in a home office. Our plan covers ergonomically set-up workstations, sanitation procedures, and more. While working at home, McElhanney employees:

  • Complete daily wellness questionnaires confirming they are fit for work. If employees are found to be unwell, McElhanney connects them with an occupational health nurse or the local health authority.
  • Maintain a clean and ergonomic workspace to the best of their ability.
  • Practice physical distancing when out in the community and follow directions from the local health authority.
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General Information

All McElhanney employees, subcontractors, and subconsultants – whether working from home, out in the community, or on a remote job site – are reminded to:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Sanitize frequently touched surfaces often
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Avoid people who are sick
  • Stay home if feeling sick
  • Wear face masks if physical distancing cannot be effectively maintained.