Last updated: April 14, 2020With the rapidly growing concerns regarding the coronavirus (COVID‐19), BrandSafway is proactively taking measures to protect the health and safety of our employees and customers, while also striving to mitigate any service disruptions. We are monitoring this developing situation closely and taking protective measures.
A. We’ve suspended all nonessential business travel for our employees until further notice. We are encouraging our employees to conduct meetings virtually, rather than in person, wherever possible.
As a precaution, we are requiring any employees who have traveled, or been in contact with anyone who has traveled, to high-risk regions (as determined by the CDC) in the past two weeks to self-quarantine for 14 calendar days after their return. These employees are also required to notify Human Resources regarding their travels.
In Canada, we are requiring any employees who have traveled internationally, or been in contact with anyone who has traveled internationally, (as determined by their local provincial governments and the Government of Canada) in the past two weeks to self-quarantine for 14 days after their return. These employees are also required to notify Human Resources regarding their travels.
For any situations where business travel is essential, senior management will review and approve critical travel on a case-by-case basis.
A. We are actively promoting office and jobsite hygiene, and we are encouraging any employee who is sick or feels they may be getting sick to stay home.
As there is no vaccine to prevent COVID-19, we are advising our employees to follow health authority recommendations to prevent the spread of respiratory viruses:
A. BrandSafway has carefully put a plan in place to handle high-risk situations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. Should a situation arise, we are prepared to handle it.
A. Site leadership at our locations is determining the best solutions to keep their teams and customers healthy and safe. Among these solutions is a self-disclosure questionnaire, which we are asking our branch and jobsite vendors to complete about their potential COVID-19 exposure before being granted access to company buildings and facilities.
If a visitor answers “yes” to any of the questions below, they should not enter the site or interact with our employees in person at this time.
For delivery people at our sites, we are asking that they remain in their vehicles whenever possible.
A. We are continuing to monitor this developing situation as more information becomes available. We have communicated, and will continue to communicate, any updates about the coronavirus and any further required actions.
We are advising our employees to follow CDC and WHO guidelines and stay informed about COVID-19 via the following links:
In addition to CDC and WHO guidelines, we are also advising our Canadian employees to follow the Government of Canada and their local provincial government guidelines: