KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Gamuda Land will be stepping up precautionary measures to improve workplace safety amid the COVID-19 outbreak, to prepare for work to resume post-Movement Control Order (MCO), which is tentatively set to end on April 14.

The developer expects the situation will take some time to improve. “Hence we need to be mindful of our people’s safety. We are setting procedures including continuously testing our people, especially our front-liners, and ensure that a proper tracking system is in place so we are able to detect and trace any possible cases early including their contacts to curb virus spread,” said CEO Ngan Chee Meng in a statement yesterday.

Although Gamuda Land has screened all of its employees, all of its front-liners and foreign workers who have higher risk will undergo a monthly re-test after the MCO is lifted. Those who are in the lower-risk group will be re-tested on a bi-monthly basis, said the developer.

It added that daily cleaning and weekly sanitisation have been carried out at all its offices and experience galleries as well as the developer’s centralised labour quarters (CLQ), which houses foreign workers. Gamuda Land is also increasing the number of its CLQs to reduce the density of each quarters.

"All employees are encouraged to closely monitor their health and seek medical attention if they develop flu-like symptoms. The management is also monitoring its employees through a mandatory daily online survey to track employees’ and their family’s or housemate’s health," the developer said.

Moreover, every person including employees entering its offices, sites and experience galleries will be requested to register themselves, be screened for temperature and requested to sanitise their hands with hand-sanitisers that will be provided at all entrance points. 

"All our experience galleries will also provide face masks to visitors and limit the number of visitors in its gallery at every point of time as a control measure," said Ngan.

Ngan added that after the MCO is lifted, a partial work-from-home for its employees will be implemented. “We have put in place operational business continuity plans to minimise disruption to our business and service delivery to our customers and stakeholders,” he said.

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