The Health and Safety of our personnel, as well as maintaining business continuity with our clients and service providers in the safest manner, is our priority.
Since March 12, 2020, Citadel has taken immediate action and had implemented measures to eliminate and mitigate the risks of spreading COVID-19 at our worksites, including remote work.
Our Emergency Management system and approach is a direct reflection of our Core Values. We are committed to maintain operational excellence and protecting the health and safety of our clients and employees.
We will continue to approach the COVID19 outbreak, outlined by the following principles:
We have been working proactively with the local health authorities and operators to ensure that our personnel meet and exceed all the official preventive measurements.
Based on the CDC and the Government of Canada health guidance, we have implemented the following actions:
The Citadel Management team did immediately identify the health threat posed by the COVID19 outbreak. We were one of the first companies to implement a Remote Work policy and other preventive actions to protect our personnel. Out teams were provided with the necessary equipment and supplies to work from home. Leveraging the existing technology, we were able to provide a smooth transition for our employees.
Enhanced Hygiene and Cleaning Protocols
All Citadel worksites have increased the frequency of on-site hygiene and cleaning protocols. This includes hand hygiene protocols, frequent deep cleaning of frequently touched surfaces, sanitation of common areas, including living quarters.
Citadel has implemented site-entry health screening protocols for Citadel’s third party and crew members at all our field sites. These protocols include temperature measurements, health screening, and travel history.
COVID19 Education and Updates
Citadel Drilling is committed to working proactively with local Health Authorities and governments to meet compliance, adjust our work and travel recommendations, and provide updates based only on information and updates from official sources.
Citadel has developed a comprehensive Travel Protocol to help our employees minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 while traveling. This includes compliance with the Isolation or Self-Isolation requirements prescribed by the local health authorities and the local preventive recommendations.
Mental Health Awareness and Resources
Citadel recognizes that the COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented event that can bring different levels of stress and anxiety to our workers, their families, and loved ones. Advocating for our employee’s mental health by raising awareness and providing them with education, resources, and open communications, is very important to us.
The Citadel Management team continues to analyze the situation, plan, and develop strategies to continue protecting our employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our Business Continuity Management (BCM) program operates based on the Global Planning Standard. In response to COVID-19, our Management Team conducts frequent evaluations, planning, and communications with our key stakeholders to ensure that we are well-positioned to sustain our operations in support of our clients.
No matter what the circumstances are, Citadel is here to conduct business. Our Management Team continues to work strategically and is committed to achieving our goals. We are confident in the efficiency of the measures we are taking to navigate successfully through the COVID-19 outbreak.
We continue to work with our extended value chain and utilize our tiered crisis response to mitigate the evolving risks and ensure on-going business continuity to deliver essential services, to support the Energy Sector in North America.
Please contact us with any questions.
Below there is a list of the Government and Official Health Authorities resources that our Emergency Management Team relies on to lead our workforce through the COVID19 outbreak.
World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S Government Services and Information
US COVID-19 Official Website
Texas Health and Human Services
Public Health Agency of Canada
Infection Prevention Control Canada
Alberta Health Services