The health and safety of our employees and business partners is a key priority for PGS in these severely challenging times, as we seek to sustain our operations with minimal disruption.
PGS has monitored developments closely since the outbreak of COVID-19 and taken prompt and proactive actions to manage the situation as it affects our business. We operate in compliance with all national and international authorities and regulations regarding implemented restrictions on travel, quarantine, and isolation. We are supported by our medical and security services provider, International SOS, and work closely with our industry network and clients to ensure we have the best situational awareness and response.
A range of mitigating measures has been implemented onshore and offshore to ensure safety and business continuity. These include travel-risk mitigations, guidelines for crew and seismic operations, awareness initiatives and emergency preparedness, and regular monitoring of relevant information sources.
Travel Risk Mitigation
- Limited travel by PGS employees to strictly business-critical journeys
- Monitoring of all travel by a dedicated travel-risk management team
- No travel if symptoms of respiratory infection or fever
- Quarantine after traveling in compliance with national advisories
- Pre-travel screening of all employees, third parties and visitors to PGS locations and vessels
Office and Business Continuity
- Implemented homeworking at each location, as advised by the relevant national public health authority
- Reviewed business continuity plans for all locations and operations
- Activated PGS Emergency Response organization
- Regular 'COVID-19 Outbreak' emergency response tabletop exercises
- Canceled all physical conferences and events
- Limited in-person meetings to business-critical and only with precautions in place
- Dialog initiated with flag state, class society, and other statutory authorities regarding extension of certificates, mandatory inspections, and audits
Offshore Preparedness | Outbreak Management
- Activated infectious disease outbreak management (IDOM) procedures for all operations
- Published HSE guidelines for COVID-19, including pre-trip safe period, transit, arrival and first 14 days
- Implemented screening, cleaning, and social distancing measures for first 14 days following crew change
- Prepared isolation cabins on vessels including sickbays
- Stringent protocols introduced offshore for isolation, evacuation and containment, in the event of a suspected case
- Regular information issued to all crew on preventive measures and measures in force
- Dedicated contact number for medical advice from International SOS for all employees
Resources & Links
In addition to the support of medical and security services provider International SOS, and cooperation with our industry network and clients, we monitor information sources relevant to our operations from dedicated covid-19 information pages.