The Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors (CBOD) in the Republic of Ghana, is urging its members to abide by the preventive measures advised by the Ghana Health Services and World Health Organization and equip their offices with sanitizers to enable staff and customers to ensure proper hygiene to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The chamber also called on its members to ensure availability of water and detergents at all times to facilitate unrestrained handwashing and cleaning.
It further advised its members to provide paper towels (in dispensers) and not reusable hand towels in all their offices.
This advice follows the outbreak of the contagious Coronavirus in the West African nation.
So far Ghana has recorded six cases of COVID-19 prompting President Nana Akufo-Addo to issue a directive banning public gathering and shutting down of both public and private schools for four weeks.
In a statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer of CBOD, Mr Senyo Hosi and copied to energynewsafrica.com, the Chamber further advised its members to put in place remote working protocols to encourage staff to work from home where possible.
“They should endeavor to employ technology to facilitate meetings and gathering remotely.
“All depots are requested to advise protocols for the management of the covid-19 pandemic at their various facilities. These protocols should be advised to all users of their facilities including OMCS, GRA, BDCS, Tankers, NPA officers, etc.
“Depots are further advised to ensure that users of their facilities fully equip themselves with all necessary personal protective equipment and comply with the set down protocols in their facilities. Any user of the facility who refuses to comply with both the standard HSSE and anti Covid -19 should be forces to leave the facilities,” CBOD said.
CBOD urged all members to be calm and prioritise their personal health and the wellbeing of their families at this time.
“While we pursue our safety we (BDCS and CBOD) shall in no way neglect our responsibility to Ghana, our motherland,” it assured.