COVID-19 precautions are in place at the Tarong and Tarong North power stations as well as Meandu Mine (Photo: Stanwell)

April 2, 2020

A range of COVID-19 measures have been implemented at Tarong and Tarong North power stations and Meandu Mine to ensure the safety of workers, their families and the community.

Stanwell General Manager Generation Brad Perry said the health and wellbeing of employees, their families and the South Burnett community were a priority.

“We are working every day to ensure we are up-to-date with the latest health advice and reflecting any changes within our workplace procedures,” he said.

“The nature of our business means some of our people are unable to work from home, however we have implemented strict controls to manage their safety while on site.”

These include promoting physical distancing; non-essential travel and meetings have been rescheduled, cancelled or undertaken virtually; cleaning protocols have been increased; and time and spacing restrictions have been imposed on onsite meetings.

Mr Perry said as well as the health and safety of its people, Stanwell was also focused on maintaining the security of the electricity supply.

“We have a critical role to play in the continuity of electricity supply to the people of Queensland,” he said.

“Our people have been proactive in applying the pandemic response measures, as they understand the criticality of our service.

“They continue to practice measures, such as physical distancing, both at work and outside of work, so they can continue to keep the lights on across Queensland.”

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