Gazprom Transgaz Surgut has introduced stronger disinfection measures for motor vehicles so as to more effectively prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Throughout all branches of the company, about 280 motor vehicles go on their routes every day to bring shift staff to their workplaces, carry cargoes, and haul waste.

An additional sanitation procedure has been introduced to disinfect the vehicles using backpack manual sprayers. This type of disinfection is performed at car washes or in other designated areas after a vehicle has completed its trip.

Rigorous measures are also introduced for vehicles that carry cargoes and pick up household waste at compressor stations. At checkpoints, all drivers undergo a medical check-up and have their body temperature measured. Both the vehicles and the cargo delivered by them are disinfected. Accompanying documents are enclosed in a plastic bag and handed over through the window. It is forbidden for drivers and their accompanying persons to visit public places or interact with the personnel of compressor stations during the trips.

Corporate motor vehicles are additionally treated with sanitizing agents at filling stations as well. It is forbidden for drivers to use fuel nozzles on their own, enter filling stations’ buildings or interact with their personnel.

In buses, a permanent place is reserved for each passenger, with the required distance observed. Passengers are recommended to wear medical masks during the ride. After each passenger trip, buses are disinfected inside and outside, and their air conditioning and ventilation systems are cleaned and disinfected. During passenger trips, buses stop every 1–1.5 hours for a 15-minute airing of the passenger compartment, with all passengers off board for this period.

All drivers working for the company wear medical masks, and the disinfection and sanitation personnel are equipped with special protective suits, protective goggles and respirator masks.

Background

Gazprom Transgaz Surgut is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gazprom. The company has 26 branches, including 14 gas pipeline operation centers with 38 compressor shops and 273 gas compressor units. Gazprom Transgaz Surgut operates over 6,500 kilometers of gas trunklines running from the Zapolyarny town to the borders of the Omsk and Kurgan Regions, and transmits nearly 200 billion cubic meters of pipeline gas per year.

The company is certified for compliance with the ISO 9001, GOST R ISO 9001, STO Gazprom 9001, ISO 14001:2004 and GOST R ISO 14001–2007, OHSAS 18001:2007 and GOST R 54934–2012 standards. It has approximately 9,000 employees and is headquartered in Surgut.

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