March 2020

One Team MDL during COVID-19

In times of a global crisis, the One Team MDL extends to all our clients, partners and colleagues.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all our daily lives, we are committed to ensuring steps are taken to protect our employees, and their dependants, with a goal to reduce our exposure to the disease and the risk of it spreading, while maintaining support for our clients and operations in these unprecedented circumstances.

We continue to monitor the situation and follow the latest advice by the WHO and Scottish, UK and overseas governments. Our leadership teams continue to address and respond to the ever-changing conditions in the countries where our personnel are present and the guidelines and regulations that need to be adhered to.

MDL offshore and on-project teams

Our people involved in critical operations continue to do so, and we are working closely with our clients and partners to ensure the highest protection for all personnel. That includes following strict health guidelines, pre-mobilisation checks, adhering to travel and workplace policies, practicing good hygiene and social distancing.

Prior to essential overseas travel, we ensure airlines have appropriate screening measures in place. Upon arrival in-country, and prior to joining a vessel, our personnel are put into quarantine. The Project team will request vessel joining criteria and ensure measures are in place, in line with the country’s government policies and guidelines.

Where possible, we continue to provide services and support to customers in person by video conferencing, telephone and email.

Your onshore contacts

We continue to adapt to the latest governmental policies. To this end, we have restructured our office environment, with seating re-arrangement to ensure social distancing, as well as eliminating travel between our Westhill/Peterhead sites to minimise infection risk. Those office-based staff who are able to work from home have been requested to do so.

These measures are continually monitored, assessed and altered to suit the latest circumstances, ensuring employee safety.

MDL has instructed employees that all external meetings, when possible, will be conducted over video conferencing tools or phone. The current all-stop on visitors to any MDL worksite will continue until further notice.

All personnel are being informed, through multiple channels, whether at home or in supporting the global operations, to maintain a high focus on personal hygiene, including washing hands for min. 20 sec, keeping workstations sanitised, avoiding physical contact, and limiting their exposure to groups of more than 2 people.

We encourage our clients and prospective partners to connect with us remotely, via email, phone calls or video conferencing; however, where required, face-to-face meeting can take place with social distancing being adhered to.

One Team MDL

We would like to take this opportunity to firstly thank our team for keeping our operations running safely, and for sticking to the MDL work ethic and core values which help ensure continuous supply of the natural resources required for the world’s everyday living.

We would also like to thank the extended MDL family: the grocery workers, postmen, farmers, lorry drivers, telecommunications specialists, waste disposal, pharmacists, emergency services and - most importantly - the healthcare providers who are continuing to work in these difficult times to serve the wider community.

Today, we have to keep a distance - but to get through this crisis, now more than ever we also need to stick together as One Team.