Occupational Health and Safety
EGCO Group is committed to build and promote healthy lifestyle to ensure that its personnel are healthy and maintain good relationship among each other. It aims to arrange health promotion campaign at least twice a year.
Healthy promotion activity has been arranged continuously every year for example, exercise activities and sports competition e.g. football, petanque, and bowling, as well as other health promotion campaigns e.g. providing information on the prevention of COVID-19 and dengue fever which are carried out throughout the year.
EGCO Mental Health Center Project by HR
Current situation including COVID-19 pandemic, social and environment conditions, etc., has affected the personnel and lead to stress and effects on their daily living e.g. accumulated stress, change of behaviours, emotional instability, or office syndrome.
EGCO Group has realized the importance of personnel’s health, therefore, EGCO Mental Health Center by HR has been arranged to relax and reduce mental exhaustion and to allow personnel to have an opportunity to consult with health specialist via iSTRONG, a channel to provide mental evaluation by psychiatrist, psychological consultant, or clinical psychologist through telephone/video, of which the consultation history will be kept confidential.
COVID-19 Transmission Prevention Measures
Due to the widespread of COVID-19 disease in the past 2 years, EGCO Group has given importance to personnel’s health and safety, as well as the cooperation with government agencies to control the transmission.
Various measures have been determined for example, encouraging working from home or in the case that on-site work is necessary, the personnel are required to strictly follow the measures e.g. wearing mask all the times inside the building, arranging screening point to measure temperature and take history, requesting for cooperation from personnel, subcontractors, and visitors not to travel abroad or to hometown, and developing system procedure regarding epidemic or emerging disease emergency plan. In addition, preventive measures and response approaches for COVID-19 transmission are also included in schedule outage plan of power plants, which are divided to 4 phases including pre-operation, during operation, post-operation, and during local spread of COVID-19 disease, and have been communicated to all personnel.
EGCO Group also performs emergency response fro the case that COVID-19 infection patient is found. It includes closing office building to prepare for cleaning, sending the infected patient to hospital for medical treatment, and isolating close contacts of the patient for 14 days.
Preparedness for Oil Spill at Jetty Pier of Khanom Power Plant
Khanom Electricity Generating Co., Ltd performed the drill for oil spill response and cleanup plan in case of diesel spill from the hose at the jetty pier of Khanom Power Plant. The drill scenario was that the remaining diesel in flexible hose was leaked from the normally closed flange.
However, due to the hot climate, approximately 20 liters of diesel was leaked from the gasket of the flange. This drill was a collaboration between Khanom Power Plant and relevant authorities including Khanom Gas Separation Plant, and Marine Department, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. After the drill was completed, the results of the drill were analyzed to revise the response approaches for future incidents.