IS PELICAN MAINTAINING ITS OPERATIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Pelican manufactures products vital to first responders, emergency management personnel, law enforcement personnel, the National Guard, the United States Military, FEMA, healthcare operations, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. As such, our operations remain fully functional with production and factory support positions reporting to work. We are abiding by the CDC’s guidelines on COVID-19 and social distancing and taking every precaution for a safer workplace.
Arrangements have been made for many of our administrative employees to work from home with all the necessary equipment and tools to remain productive and effective in their work. This action reduces the risk for everyone, including those whose positions do not allow them to work remotely.
ARE THERE ANY LINKS IN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN THAT WILL AFFECT YOUR SUPPLY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Our manufacturing operation remains strong, with minimal disruption to our supply chain. We are continuously evaluating inventory and capacity against customer demand to assess any risk of supply to our product lines. We are also in regular close communication with key suppliers to ensure appropriate levels of materials and parts continue to be available.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS HAVE YOU TAKEN TO SAFEGUARD YOUR WORKFORCE DURING THE PANDEMIC?
In order to protect our staff from becoming infected and to remain agile and responsive for our customers, we have implemented the following for our employees:
- Enforcing social distancing and other health and safety precautions company-wide
- Implementing additional cleaning protocols to lessen the chance of infection. This includes disinfecting all common contact surfaces multiple times daily
- Supplying face masks for all staff reporting to work
- Conducting temperature readings and asking health related questions upon entry to our facilities
- Requiring immediate report of any sickness by our staff to management and self-quarantine during the testing period after illness is confirmed, as advised by the local government
- Banning unnecessary business travel
- Imposing self-isolation when staff have travelled from high-risk areas or display symptoms of COVID-19
- Cancelling corporate attendance at events, conferences and exhibitions
- Allowing all staff who are non-essential to manufacturing to work from home
- Utilizing online meeting services to ensure our staff can communicate with each other so we can continue to offer our customers a ‘business as usual’ service
- Encouraging our employees to wear face masks and practice physical distancing outside of work