As we continue to put in place new procedures to prevent COVID-19 at our sites, the practice of “social distancing” or “physical distancing” has become a top priority across our global operations.
We continue to share best practices across our sites and have implemented numerous measures so we can keep a safe distance between persons in the workplace.
At Fort Knox, the team has implemented over 140 improvements to encourage the practice. For example:
- Staggering shift start times and allowing 10 minutes to clock in/out
- Reducing the amount of employees on buses at a time and staggering their seating arrangements
- Replacing daily meetings with email updates, group conference/video calls, and providing updates via Radio Dispatch
- Assigning individual light duty vehicles to employees
- Modifying lineout procedures to be either by phone, or in reduced group sizes
- Limit of five employees per break room with 6-foot social distancing protocol in effect, and closing all break rooms that do not meet this requirement
- Assigning employees to work from home if applicable
“In order to prioritize the health and safety of our people and our community during this challenging time, social distancing has become an essential part of our operations,” said Jeremy Brans, Vice-President and General Manager, Fort Knox. “To be successful, it has to be a group effort – each employee has to take it upon themselves to follow protocols at work, and then to make sure they follow the same practices at home. I am proud of our how our team has been able to quickly put these practices in place and how employees are modifying their day-to-day routine to keep safe.”
Do you have a best practice that can be implemented across our operations? Are you practicing social distancing? Send a photo to KinrossWorld@Kinross.com and show us how you are doing your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.