Holcim New Zealand is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and has established a dedicated internal team who are developing and implementing wide-ranging safety measures across our business, with additional guidance provided by the New Zealand governments, travel providers, the LafargeHolcim Group and other expert bodies.
Like the majority of the country, Holcim New Zealand went into lockdown following the decision to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 4 restrictions in March. Since then Holcim has only supplied customers or projects who have been able to verify their Essential Services status.
At all times, the health, safety and well-being of our people, customers, supply partners and community members has been our top priority, and will continue to be as we navigate through the various stages of this crisis together.
Since the announcement by the New Zealand Government of what COVID-19 Alert Level 3 restrictions would include, Holcim New Zealand has been working to not only understand and implement what this means for our business, but also what this means for our customers and how we can best support them as they recommence construction activities.
Following the announcement today (20th April) that New Zealand will move to Level 3 restrictions from 11.59pm on Monday, 27th April. Holcim New Zealand will recommence operations and supply from Tuesday, 28th April 2020.
We have developed a number of safe work procedures to limit contact through social distancing for our production staff and drivers in line with The New Zealand COVID-19 Construction Protocols. To learn more about our safety procedures during COVID-19 Alert Level 3 keep reading below.
Our teams have been communicating directly with customers requesting guidance on any controls they have or will be implementing at their sites to ensure Holcim New Zealand can meet all requirements and maintain the same high quality service for our customers. A copy of this letter can be accessed below.