April 8th, 2020 09:26
AGS Response to the COVID 19 event
The impacts of COVID-19 on businesses across the globe is immense and presenting new challenges almost daily to our normal business practices. AGS has been planning for and monitoring developments since the initial spread of the virus and has taken a series of important steps to maintain the continuity of our services for our customers and to safeguard the health of our employees and stakeholders. We are pleased to advise that while many aspects of the Global mitigations have been disruptive, we have been able to substantially maintain our operations to close to pre COVID 19 level’s.
These measures include:
AGS has had a committee dedicated to ongoing business continuity related issues since the onset of the virus. Regular meetings are being held internally and collaboration with our customers, employee’s, vendors, stakeholders and industry associations to remain informed and updated on the global reaction to the virus and how it could affect our people and business.
Mitigating plan to reduce the impact of COVID 19
AGS’ has developed mitigation plans specific to each ongoing operation and continuously reviews them to ensure it is current with the information that becomes available to us each day.
As the health and wellbeing of our employees is of the utmost importance to us, we are working to ensure our people are protected while travelling and at the workplace. We have implemented a pre-screening program for all field crew prior to travelling from home, immediately before joining a vessel and thereafter at regular intervals throughout operations offshore. All AGS vessels have health professionals onboard with fully equipped hospital facilities and the ability to isolate crew members if required.
All onshore staff have been working from home and encouraged to practice social distancing when required to go out for essential requirements. Meetings are being scheduled as video conferences and have been effective in the coordinated efforts made to support field operations fully with the high quality we are used to.
All previously planned business-related travel has been postponed unless it is business critical and approved by executive management.
Our thoughts are with all those affected by this pandemic and we will continuously work to ensure the safety and integrity or our operations.