In commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021, leading infrastructure developer Iconic Developments reiterated its commitment to taking maximum precautions to ensure the health and well-being of its workforce amid fears of a third wave of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.
Iconic Developments, in collaboration with construction partner MAGA Engineering, has adhered to stringent health and safety regulations in line with local and international directives for its workforce of over 350.
“The health and safety of our workforce has always been our utmost priority. Since the first lockdown in March last year, we have continually been revamping and redesigning our daily operations to reduce the risk of contamination in the workplace. Now, over a year since the beginning of the pandemic, I’m pleased that we’ve managed to maintain a healthy workforce and we’ve not had any major outbreaks on site,” commented Iconic Galaxy Managing Director Rohan Parikh.
In compliance with guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO), each worker must present PHI reports from their respective areas before entering the workplace, and all workers receive Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) free-of-charge from the company. Adhering to the most stringent sanitary regulations, workers also undergo frequent temperature and personal hygiene checks.
In addition to vigilant personal precaution, all possible sanitation measures have been taken by the management to implement on-site safety procedures – including site-entry temperature checks, training COVID-19 compliant personnel, the installation of hand washing and sanitizing facilities, and the frequent cleaning of high-use areas such as restrooms and eating areas.