ASGC carries out deep cleaning, sterilisation at labour camps

The company deployed registered nurses to carry out health screening, temperature monitoring of employees

ASGC has strengthened preventive measures at labour camps, project sites, and head office amid COVID-19
ASGC has strengthened preventive measures at labour camps, project sites, and head office amid COVID-19

Dubai-based construction contractor ASGC has adopted preventive measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic at its labour camps, project sites, and head office.

Speaking about the preventive measures, ASGC’s HSE director, David Robinson, said that the company deployed a Dubai Municipality (DM) approved contractor to carry out deep cleaning and sterilisation at its labour camps.

“This has been then followed up with our own teams of cleaners increasing the normal cleaning regime and using the recommended cleaning fluids to ensure continued sterilisation,” Robinson added.

ASGC provided hand sanitisers and antibacterial soaps at the camps and modified some of the usual activities, including restricting visitors, and large sports events, mass meetings, and celebrations that it organises at the camps.

Dubai Municipality approved contractor is carrying out deep cleaning and sterilisation [image: ASGC]

Robinson said: “We have Dubai Municipality registered nurses who are carrying out health screening and monitoring of temperature on a daily basis in the mornings as employees board the transport buses.

He added: "As well as spending time in the evenings with camp residents discussing health and hygiene in relation to prevention of spread and general lifestyle.”

The project sites have also carried out cleaning activities and have been monitoring staff and subcontractors’ health. The company is using video conferencing tools and reduced meetings to bare essential.

Meanwhile, at its headquarters the company has stopped biometric loggins and has split each department across three offices, with zero movement between these offices.

“All ASGC locations, camps sites, and offices have dedicated HSE notice boards where relevant information is displayed in multilingual formats this has been supplemented by information sheets being placed in every room on accommodation camps and interactive discussion with camp nurses,” Robinson continued.

The company is also working at producing a multi-lingual video on health and hygiene tips that will be shown at “the accommodation camps in the dining areas and reception”.

Most popular


Deadline approaches for CW Oman Awards 2020 in Muscat
You have until 20 January to submit your nominations for the ninth edition of the


CW In Focus | Inside the Leaders in KSA Awards 2019 in Riyadh
Meet the winners in all 10 categories and learn more about Vision 2030 in this
CW In Focus | Leaders in Construction Summit UAE 2019
A roundup of Construction Week's annual summit that was held in Dubai this September

Latest Issue

Construction Week - Issue 765
Jun 29, 2020