Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of Movement Control Order (MCO) to be implemented effective 13th January 2021 til 26th January 2021, Westport issued a memo dated 14th Jan 2021 with regards to terminal operations’ SOPs during MCO 2.0.
Port services is categorised under “essential service”, hence, all operations are allowed to continue, in line with Health Ministry’s guidelines.
SOPs to be practiced per below.
2.1 Group Gatherings and Assembly
All port users working within our port premises are restricted from organizing any group gathering or assembly to prevent any possible contagion and infection spreading across the general public.
2.2 Visit and Meeting Restrictions
We have restricted all non–essential port visits/ meetings with external parties with immediate effect until further notice. Port visits are only allowed for business, terminal operations or work related matter upon approval from Westports management.
2.3 Body Temperature Check
All port users must undergo on–the–spot health screening at all entry points to our port premises which includes entrance to our Business Centre, Tower Block, Liquid Bulk Terminal, Dry Bulk Terminal and Conventional Gate. Port users will be denied entry if body temperature is above 37.5°C.
2.4 Haulage Drivers
All haulage drivers shall remain in their vehicles whilst in our port premises at all times.
2.5 Movement in Vehicles
All port users who travel in private and company vehicles must be restricted to two (2) persons in a car at one time or with physical distancing for higher capacity company vehicles.
2.6 PPE and Personal
Hygiene All port users must wear face mask upon entry into terminal, at public places and when in contact with others at workplace. We also require all port users to maintain a high level of personal hygiene by using hand sanitizer or hand wash with soap and water.
2.7 Self–Quarantine and COVID–19 test
Port users who have returned from overseas or have attended gatherings which are affected by COVID–19 are required to undergo health screening tests and self–quarantine for at least 10 days. All foreign workers must provide COVID–19 test result before entering terminal.
2.8 Suspected and Positive Case
Our company also require all port users to update us details on suspected and positive COVID–19 cases from time to time. For further enquiries, please contact Health and Safety Section (EHS) by phone at 03–31694393 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Failure to notify the terminal on the details required will lead to restriction on entering terminal at entry points.
2.9 Entry Point Requirement
Upon entry into terminal, all port users must provide travel letter provided by your company. Port users also must register with government contact tracing app “My Sejahtera” before entering into terminal.
2.10 Physical Distancing
All port users are to comply with safe physical distancing while in the terminal at least 2 metres away. Please abide to the physical distancing markers which are placed at areas such as Elevators, Turnstile, ATM/CDM machines, Convenience Stores, Canteens, Bus Stops, Shuttle Buses, Company Vehicles, Office, Pantry and Meeting Rooms.
2.11 Port Pass Issuance
Issuance for port pass is restricted per session and will be made known in separate memo.
2.12 Enforcement on Construction Site
Construction companies operating in our terminal are required to abide by the SOPs and guideline issued by Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). Only approved/ registered companies are allowed to operate.
Westport’s memo can be viewed in below link:
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