Importance of electricity, oil & gas industry contact tracing
Whether it’s electricity or an oil plant, implementing logistically sound contact-tracing solutions are paramount in minimising the risk of facilities being potential sources of infection to the community, and keeping the health of on-site employees at the forefront.
However, finding a utilities contact tracing tool that efficiently traces on a large-scale without disrupting operations within an essential industry is easier said than done. With the energy sector comes responsibility. While wearing masks and gloves when completing off-site tasks has contributed to minimising the spread of COVID-19, executing risk maintenance strategies and sticking with mandated social distancing regulations still present several challenges.
Ensuring that employees and administrative staff check in through paper logbooks and having their temperature checked is an unreliable method to monitor close contacts. Enforcing the over 1-metre distance per employee and one-way paths at stations is also impractical. Close contacts, as a result, are inevitable as not all jobs are stationary. Additionally, employees rely on person-to-person interactions and shared equipment to maintain business continuity.