GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB, April 2,2020: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, IPAC continues to take additional measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, stakeholders and the communities we work and live near. We provide the following update.
As before, we wish to stress that IPAC is open for business and here to help our clients where and when needed. With the British Columbia and Alberta government’s recent definition of “essential services”, IPAC identifies as a service company that provides manufacturing, maintenance and construction services for the energy, utilities, petroleum and natural gas sectors. Our operations are focused on supporting these industries that provide critical services to the public.
Continuing as an essential service
- IPAC has enforced a pre-screening process companywide; all workers reporting to offices, field, shops, remote sites and camps must complete and pass a COVID-19 pre-screening declaration prior to being permitted on location
- IPAC is working within the recommendations from the various government agencies to protect our workers while maintaining full operations in the field and our shops
- IPAC is implementing physical distancing wherever possible; holding remote meetings, staggering coffee and lunch breaks, working from home, cancelling large gatherings or group events
- Ensuring safe work practices are in place for items such as personal hygiene, cleaning worksites and equipment
- Suspending all non-essential travel
- Prohibiting non-essential visitors to our office and shop locations
Should the border close between British Columbia and Alberta
- IPAC has operational centers in both Fort St. John, BC and Grande Prairie, AB, minimizing the potential impact on clients
- We will ensure that projects are assigned to the respective location for smooth execution and delivery, with crews and equipment dispatched from these locations
- Our full suite of services is offered in both provinces, thus enabling us to provide uninterrupted service from either side of the border
Impact if suppliers are deemed “non-essential” and shut down
- IPAC has the advantage of self-performing many services in-house, including fabrication, industrial coatings, scaffold, insulation and field construction/maintenance services
- Should outside support services be required that are identified as “non-essential” in and of themselves, we will work through our preferred networks to identify and manage these services as an extension of our operations, when possible
As we mitigate risk through this health crisis, communication and relationships are more important now than ever. While it is still in our control to do so, IPAC pledges to be there to provide services and support for our clients and their projects and operations. To provide these services, IPAC relies on their workforce, their vendors and suppliers and their stakeholders. IPAC’s senior leadership team meets regularly to discuss and review current information and ongoing concerns. Together we are resilient and can continue to respond proactively to the ongoing challenges this pandemic brings.
We ask that all stakeholders take responsibility and cooperate to help protect the safety of our communities. We also wish to recognize and thank all health professional and first responders that are working tirelessly to support all those in need.
On behalf of IPAC Services Corporation, please continue to keep yourself, your teams and your families safe.
Derrick Mysko Phil Linfield
President Director, HSE
IPAC Services Corporation IPAC Services Corporation