Committees and meticulous planning support maintenance shutdown at the Monte Alegre Unit
With contingency plans in place, backed by constant attention and high alert, the maintenance shutdown at the Telêmaco Borba unit brings together experienced teams
Paraná, February 9, 2021 – Klabin will shut down the Monte Alegre Unit for maintenance starting from February 22. This is necessary to ensure the safety of employees at the unit’s operations and to comply with the mandatory Regulatory Standards (NR) governing the sector within the timeframes established by law.
As it did throughout 2020, the company will follow strict health and safety protocols during this Maintenance Shutdown to prevent and combat the spread of the coronavirus. The medical and monitoring committees are already in full swing, as are our communications with health authorities and all our employees. Klabin and its maintenance shutdown vendors are reinforcing the health and safety guidelines for all employees involved in the process, with special emphasis on individual responsibility for compliance with protocols and shared care.
TESTS – All the professionals who will work at the Maintenance Shutdown will undergo tests (nasal antigen type) for detecting COVID-19, in their respective cities of origin before traveling to Telêmaco Borba. Local professionals will undergo the tests before starting the activities. The nasal antigen test is known for its high level of precision and early detection of the virus, besides ease of application and quick results. Upon arrival at the site, professionals will undergo a new test and if any change is noticed in the result or in the clinical exam to be conducted by the medical team, the professional will be isolated in an independent location and undergo another test for COVID-19, this time the PCR test.
SCREENING AND EVALUATION OF SYMPTOMS – In addition to the tests, Klabin maintains its recommendation of a rigorous evaluation of symptoms before traveling to the city and upon arrival. All this information is included in Klabin’s online management system. 0}To enter the Monte Alegre Unit, employees will undergo a screening process at the outpatient clinics located at the entrances, which involves measurement of temperature, evaluation of signs and completion of health and safety questionnaires.
They will stay in the accommodation, which will be constantly inspected by Klabin, and will undertake to follow the health and safety measures defined by the company and public health authorities. Protective measures include the mandatory use of masks to move around the areas and the supply of hand sanitizer by the unit; preparing a plan for the daily cleaning of facilities and more frequent cleaning of rooms; system to control the adequate number of people at the reception and in common areas to avoid crowds; delivery of food in the rooms, as well as adequate distancing at the tables in the restaurant and ventilation of the environment. Klabin has also set aside a specific location to keep suspected and confirmed cases isolated.
Other successful actions in the previous maintenance shutdowns will continue: automatic measurement of temperature; reorganized meal places and times:
During the Maintenance Shutdown, the Monte Alegre Unit will continue using the automatic temperature measurement system at the entrance. 0}The equipment uses sensors that measure the temperature automatically, quickly and reliably, thereby avoiding the formation of queues and any involuntary crowding of professionals. 0}The company will also continue the remote work arrangement for administrative areas and risk groups.
Klabin has set up a separate structure to feed the employees working on the Maintenance Shutdown, while teams belonging to the Unit will continue using the usual restaurant. The company has planned different timetables for meals, which will significantly reduce the circulation of people in the areas at the same time and movements in groups.