INPEX Australia COVID-19 update

Posted 3 April 2020

Perth, Australia

In confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and well-being of our staff, contractors, suppliers and the communities in which we operate is even more important than ever and remains our top priority.

Our dedicated COVID-19 Crisis Management Team (CMT) continues to take advice and guidance from the West Australian Department of Health and apply protocols across our locations in Perth, Broome, Darwin and offshore.

Proactive measures taken by INPEX Australia include:

  • Mandating that all personnel complete self-assessment questionnaires before accessing INPEX Australia locations.
  • Screening temperatures of all personnel travelling to our offshore and onshore facilities.
  • Ensuring strict health and hygiene practices are followed and travel guidelines understood.
  • Facilitating social distancing such as working from home arrangements and using teleconferencing instead of face-to-face meetings.

INPEX Deputy Vice President Corporate Co-ordination Bill Townsend said the company was also responding to restrictions related to travel across state borders, as well as international travel bans and regional restrictions – particularly for the Kimberley region, which is a transit point for our offshore workforce.

“As new government measures are introduced, we adapt our rosters accordingly – keeping in mind the physical and mental health of our workforce, which is front and centre in our planning,” said Bill.

“Our goal is to minimise the impact of this outbreak by acting early and decisively.

“Maintaining the integrity and continuity of our operations is also a priority, but not before the health and welfare of our people.”