Ebola Awareness

Published on: 23 March 2015

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Following the spread of Ebola through West Africa, we conducted country and site specific risk based assessments to examine the likely impact of Ebola and our response through our immediate crisis emergency management procedure.

The first case of Ebola was confirmed in Guinea in March 2014. Following its spread through West Africa, we conducted country and site specific risk based assessments. These examined the likely impact of Ebola and our response through our immediate crisis emergency management procedure. 

We have since set up a Group Ebola response team, increased daily monitoring and surveillance and provided educational and awareness materials. All our business units have also developed specific Ebola response plans which include business continuity.

We have also run training exercises in Ghana and London to create awareness on how the contingency plans will be executed at a site level. The London drill highlighted that employees lacked awareness of transmission paths and feared the disease and further training has now been carried out. As the outbreak stabilises, we ensure that our response in each Business Unit is adjusted to reflect the current situation.

We are also using the Ebola response plans across the rest of the company as a framework for how we respond to other new infectious diseases and pandemics. 

We have run Ebola training exercises in Ghana and London to create awareness on how contingency plans will be executed at a site level. The London drill highlighted that employees lacked awareness of transmission paths and feared the disease and further training has now been carried out. As the outbreak stabilises, we ensure that our response in each Business Unit is adjusted to reflect the current situation.

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United Kingdom , Ghana , Guinea

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