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Are you a contractor for BASF Antwerpen? You can find the necessary documents and guidelines here.

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To prevent the spread of the corona virus COVID-19, BASF has implemented a number of measures. The authorities in the local area have also taken action. Are you coming to the BASF Antwerp site, for instance for maintenance at an installation? We advice you to read the information on this web page and this PDF. 

 

Mandatory use of mouth masks

  • The obligation to wear a FFP2-mask 'indoors' is introduced in all buildings and vehicles, unless you are the only one in a room at your workplace or in your car.
  • Outdoors, wearing of the mouth mask is not compulsory unless the 1.5 m distance rule is compromised. For project or shutdown zones, a general mouth mask obligation can also be imposed outside, should the distance rule be compromised too much.
  • It goes without saying that the wearing of a mouth mask remains compulsory in collective bus transport (internal and external).
  • Strong attention to ventilation of indoor areas and respect of hygiene measures remain extremely important.

 

Quarantine rules

The following quarantine rules are valid as of January 10th:

  • You had a high risk contact:
    • If you have received your booster vaccine or have been fully vaccinated (less than 5 months ago), you do not need to quarantine.
    • If you do not yet have a booster vaccine or your full vaccination has been more than 5 months ago, you will go into quarantine. You can leave the quarantine from day 4.
    • If you are not vaccinated, you will go into quarantine. You can stop your quarantine from day 7.
  • ­­You are infected: you have to go into isolation for 7 days, even if you are not sick. After 7 days you can leave the isolatue if you no longer have any symptoms.

 

Measures to minimize contacts on site

In principle, it is necessary for contractors to carry out their work on the site. Nevertheless, in the event that working from home is possible, this shall be made as much possible if the organization and the tasks permit it. Agreements on this shall be made between the BASF requisitioner and the SPOC of the contractor company.

 

Company restaurant and eating places

The company restaurant will only be open for take-out. For other eating locations, the capacity imposed by the COVID-19 rules will be in place.

Corona testing

We expect that employees of contractors will be tested according to the current testing policy when returning from quarantine or isolation. BASF will check this via spot checks via the usual BASF contact points of the contractors (e.g. peters) and in the standard consultation with the contractors.

 

If the contractor employee feels symptoms for the first time at work, she/he can offer herself/himself for a rapid test at our medical service. If the rapid test turns out to be positive, the company doctor registers the test in the government database. The contractor-employee receives a test code and a PCR test is also taken immediately.

 

Legal requirements for cross-border workers or contractors coming from outside Belgium

The legal requirements are specified for cross-border workers and contractors coming from abroad when they come to Belgium for professional purposes, are as follows:

1. Cross-border workers

Who?

  • A cross-border worker is an employee (of BASF or of a contractor company) who executes his/her professional activities on the territory of a member state but lives on the territory of another member state, to which the employee commutes on a daily basis or at least once per week.
  • In general, these employees have a fixed employment in Belgium, while living in a neighboring country from Belgium.

Which legal requirements?

  • No Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required;
  • No negative test result required;
  • No register with identification data required. 

 

2. Foreign contractors staying < 48h in Belgium

Who?

  • Employees of foreign contractor companies who are not registered in Belgium and come to Belgium for less than 48 hours to perform professional activities.
Which legal requirements?
  • No Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required;
  • No negative test result required;
  • No register with identification data required. 

 

3. Foreign contractors staying > 48h in Belgium

Who?
  • Employees of foreign contractor companies who are not registered in Belgium and come to Belgium for more than 48 hours to perform professional activities.
Which legal requirements?

 

Test

Quarantine

PLF

Arrival from green or orange zone

None

None

x

Arrival from red zone

  • in case of a vaccination- or recovery certificate: none
  • in case of a negative PCR-test of max. 72h old or a RAT-test on the day of arrival or the day before: test on day 7
  • if none of the above: test on day 1 or 2 and on day 7
  • in case of a vaccination-, test or recovery certificate: none
  • if no certificate:  the quarantine is ended when tested negatively on day 1 or 2

x

Arrival from outside the EU

PCR test on day 1 and day 7
  • in case of a vaccination certificate: quarantine is ended when tested negatively on day 1
  • If no certificate: 10 days, but this can be shortened if you tested negatively on day 7

x

Arrival from zone with high risk

  • If zone is outside EU: PCR-test on day 1 and 7
  • If zone is within EU: PCR-test on day 1 and 7 in case you are not yet fully vaccinated. The test on day 1 is not necessary when you have been negatively tested (PCR) within 72h prior to arrival on Belgian territory.
  • If zone is outside EU: 10 days (also for fully vaccinated persons)
  • If zone is within EU: no quarantine for fully vaccinated persons; 10 days for all other persons.

x

 

Upon registration at the gate: Every operational employee that enters the site and is not in possession of a valid access badge, must present him/herself at the reception of the BASF site. Because of social distancing measures the waiting time can be longer than normal. Additionally, there is a lower capacity for the mandatory safety test (introduction with video + questionnaire). We therefore request to have all contractor and subcontractor employees watch the safety introduction video on beforehand via this link.

 

We continue to expect behavior in accordance with the Supplier Code of Conduct. In this code, contractors and subcontractors commit themselves to act in a sustainable manner both inside and outside the BASF Antwerp site, and to comply at any time with the applicable laws en ESG standards (Environmental, Social and Governmental standards).

 

Individual VCA training certificates: Many SHE Contractor (VCA) training organizations are currently closed and this means that the validity of the VCA certificates for employees may have expired. Given the exceptional situation, we are applying temporary measures based on the guidelines from the scheme manager.

  • Employees who have not had an individual training certificate, may not carry out high-risk work.
  • The certificates of employees whose existing, individual VCA training certificate for “basic/full/high-risk tasks” expired after 16 March 2020, will be verbally accepted until 30 June 2020. This acceptance will be verbal because we cannot enter the provision/adjustments in the existing systems.
  • In the case of the VCA basic-full-certificates, site security will apply this temporary measure at the gate, if the situation should occur.

BASF Antwerpen Procurement Services
Scheldelaan 600, 2040 Antwerpen, Belgium

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