IHC develops and builds vessels and equipment worldwide, activities that would be impossible without the tremendous contribution of our dedicated colleagues. For the health and wellbeing of our employees and their loved ones, we are closely following the developments surrounding the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
In order to better follow these developments, we have set up a special team that meets daily to assess the situation, and implement any measures and adjustments in our policy. People’s safety is paramount and that is why IHC is taking as many measures as possible to contribute to this. We work according to protocol and thus guarantee a safe environment for everyone.
Our operations continue worldwide. Although this work is executed in a different way because of the adjustments, we are ensuring that projects are delivered in line with the usual expectations of our customers. Even though we are living in challenging times, we are grateful that we can continue our activities and contribute to the wonderful projects being realised with our products worldwide.
While it is clear that we working together in a different way, perhaps we are also stronger than ever. Two thousand employees have set up their own home offices and are working together in all kinds of creative digital ways. Whatever their personal circumstances, they have taken the situation in their stride, remained diligent and are ensuring that IHC’s good work can continue as efficiently as possible.
In addition, work continues on the construction site, but always at a distance of 1.5 metres between individuals. Shift patterns are being used to reduce the number of employees on site at any one time. Our walking routes have also been adapted to a one-way system and extra cleaning is being carried out. By acting as an extra pair of ‘eyes and ears’ for IHC, on-site coaches are helping colleagues to comply with new procedures, and taking the time to listen to any concerns they may have.
We know that we ask a lot from our colleagues, suppliers and customers but the understanding and cooperation is highly appreciated. Everyone, either working at home or on an IHC location, keeps our company running. For this reason, we are so grateful to be at IHC, especially at this uncertain time. Together we stand strong, together we are against coronavirus.