May 24, 2024

Renewable energy solutions provider SN Aboitiz Power (SNAP) Group joined in the commemoration of World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28 with continuing efforts to protect its employees and host communities from the threat of the coronavirus disease-2019 (Covid-19).

“As of March 31, SNAP-Benguet and SNAP-Magat have worked 4,443,041 and 1,543,471 injury-free work-hours, respectively. We not only want to keep our team members safe from workplace risks and hazards we are accustomed to. We also need them to be ready for the challenges the pandemic has brought to the workplace,” SNAP President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph S. Yu said.

SNAP rolled out Covid-19 protocols in February by implementing regular and thorough disinfection, temperature checks, and a series of information and awareness campaigns covering Covid-19 across all sites.

Yu added that SNAP’s Benguet and Magat plants initiated lockdown operations on March 19 as a measure when the government imposed the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on March 16 in Luzon.

Skeletal teams of essential workers operate and maintain SNAP’s four plants to ensure unimpeded supply of electricity and ancillary services to frontliners and to every home during this crisis.

While on lockdown, employees undergo regular body temperature checks. Foot baths, hand sanitizers, and alcohol were also installed at entrances.

The facilities also have gym equipment for the team’s physical fitness. Safety measures were strategically organized including “socially distant” work stations, transportation, food, PPEs, and administrative controls.

SNAP established a safe haven – food, hygiene, and medical supplies good for 28 days to ensure a self-sufficient and safe workplace.

Already existing work-from-home arrangements were modified for those whose work allowed remote performance. Initiatives such as clock-off reminders, emotional support clubs, “e-get-togethers”, and pulse surveys are organized for employees’ mental health, morale, and engagement.

SNAP also extends this culture of health and safety to host communities and other beneficiaries. As of writing, around P11 million worth of food aid and medical aid has been mobilized as Covid-19 response for host communities in Benguet, Ifugao, Isabela, and Nueva Vizcaya.  – Press release