The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has taken a number of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of (COVID-19).

The action was taken as part of Kahramaa’s social responsibility and its keenness to provide a healthy and safe work environment for its employees and all those dealing with it, said Kahramaa in a statement

The Supreme Committee for Monitoring the Health Status formed by the departments concerned at the Kahramaa, led by the President, has taken a number of urgent measures to prevent the virus and limit its spread.

The measures include suspension of fingerprint biometric attendance system at all workplaces, and applying the use of institutional business cards as an alternative to fingerprint to put an end the source of transmission of infection.

The committee will keep monitoring the operational status of Kahramaa’s main facilities and projects and take all measures to prevent the virus and limit its spread, and to overcome its effects, if any.

At the same time, Kahramaa has taken many preventive and precautionary measures for the health and safety of its employees, customers and all those dealing with it.

In addition to publishing health tips and advice and urging compliance with them in the various buildings and facilities of the institution, subscriber services centers and other sites, and following up the commitment of contractors and companies contracting with them by following the highest standards of health to ensure prevention of the virus and limit its spread in light of its global spread.

Moreover, Kahramaa launched an intensive campaign for its employees to raise awareness of the virus and ways to prevent it by spreading health guidelines and practices.

The campaign focuses on the necessity of washing hands with soap and water, using hand sanitizers, avoiding touching the nose, eyes, and mouth with unclean hands, covering the mouth when coughing or sneezing, and disposing of the napkin after use.

The employees were also commanded to avoid close contact with anyone who has symptoms of respiratory disease, not to travel to countries where the virus has spread, and to visit a health center or hospital if any of the symptoms of the virus appear.

Kahramaa also launched an awareness campaign through its platforms on social media for all groups of society to  create awareness about the virus and ways to prevent it.

These measures come within the framework of Kahramaa’s keenness to follow and apply the highest health, safety and security rates in all its workplaces.

Kahramaa has a proven track record in the field of health and safety. During the past year without professional diseases, it accomplished about 40 million working hours without occupational diseases, including 33.7 million working hours in Kahramaa projects and 6.1 million working hours in services and businesses in the workplace.