COVID-19

PROTECTION RULES AGAINST COVID-19 FOR CONTRACTORS and external partners (NON-MOL GROUP)

The coronavirus epidemic is still present in our lives and the rapid spread of the omicron variant has triggered the fifth wave of the pandemic. We are also experiencing the outbreak of the epidemic, so we have introduced new protection measures at our own employees for the health and safety of all our colleagues.

We also tighten the protection rules at our external partners, suppliers, contractors and visitors, so from 10th January 2022 we kindly ask you follow the following measures:

General rules in MOL territories:

Only healthy employees may enter MOL's sites. In the event of any symptoms suggestive of a coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited, if the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those who working with him must be isolated, and the case must be reported to the land owner.

Entering and working in enclosed spaces of MOL facilities:

  • The use of an FFP2 mask indoors is mandatory in the MOL plant area (eg operator rooms, laboratories, control rooms)

  • In offices and other MOL buildings using a mask - that covers both the nose and the mouth - is mandatory for everyone(minimum criterion is medical mask).

  • Immunity Certificate is required for external partners, guests and visitors who enter MOL's buildings for the purpose of meeting, consultation, discussion, business negotiation or interview with a MOL Colleague.

  • Please note that motor vehicles are also considered as enclosed spaces, so if several people travel together, everyone is required to wear a mask.

Working Outdoor:

  • It is mandatory to use - minimum medical- mask outdoors, if keeping 1.5 meters distance is not possible, or when meeting/discussion with a MOL Colleague,

  • Wearing a mask is not necessary for employees working in a same working-group if an employee of MOL Group or another company is not present.

  • Immunity Certificate is not required for work to fulfill the contract (eg installation in a technological area).

Mask usage and Immunity Certificate will be monitored on a random basis: the staff of the HSE, the Security Operation and the Security Service can request and check them on a random basis on MOL Sites and in the Buildings.

Only 1 person applying for a work permit can stay in the FFP2 mask at the same time , only for the most necessary time and continuously. Other workers applying for a work permit must wait outside the building.

In the case of companies notified separatly, the use of the “ MeFTIR pre-permit module” is mandatory, in the case of our other partners the use of the pre-permit module is strongly recommended, which can significantly reduce the work licensing process.

Providing toilets, sanitary containers, smoking containers, dining rooms for their own employees is primarily the responsibility of the contracting companies. In smoking areas please maintain a distance of at least 1,5 meters.

In addition to wearing a mask, please observe the following measures:

  • avoid eating, having a coffee or smoking together;

  • avoid handshakes, fists, other personal contacts;

  • ventilate frequently and thoroughly;

  • pay extra attention to hand hygiene, frequent and thorough hand washing;

  • avoid personal discussions, try to use online platforms instead.

We would like to emphasize that use of masks is not a recommendation but mandatory as described above, similar health and safety rule to wearing other personal protective equipment. Violation of the rules may have consequences, in accordance with the regulations on violation of occupational safety and health regulations.

In the light of the evolution of the epidemic situation, we are constantly examining the need to introduce more possible new control measures.

We have learned a lot about the coronavirus: if we make responsible decisions, act in a timely manner, and act in a disciplined manner, we can protect ourselves and secure the operation of the company. We ask that if you have not already done so, take the opportunity to be vaccinated and, without immunity, strictly follow the mask use rules.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Kind regards,

MOL SD&HSE

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Previous notice

Protection rules against COVID-19 for contractors and external partners (Non-MOL Group)

As infection rates are rising sharply in Hungary, so in line with government measures, MOL is stepping up protection and tightening rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The fourth wave of the coronavirus has arrived in September and the daily number of new infections began to rise sharply in October.

The situation is serious, but different from like a year ago. While vaccination provides protection for many of us, many of our colleagues are at greater risk for infectivity of the delta virus variant. Now we need to pay special attention to them, so from 2 nd November 2021 we kindly ask you follow the following measures:

General rules in MOL territories:

Only healthy employees may enter MOL's sites. In the event of any symptoms suggestive of a coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited, if the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those who working with him must be isolated, and the case must be reported to the land owner.

Entering and working in enclosed spaces of MOL facilities (office buildings, operator rooms, control rooms, etc.):

  • Using a mask - that covers both the nose and the mouth - is mandatory (minimum criterion is medical mask) for everyone.

  • Immunity Certificate is required for external partners, guests and visitors who enter MOL's buildings for the purpose of meeting, consultation, discussion, business negotiation or interview with a MOL Colleague.

  • Please note that motor vehicles are also considered as enclosed spaces, so if several people travel together, everyone is required to wear a mask.

Working Outdoor:

  • It is mandatory to use - minimum medical- mask outdoors, if keeping 1.5 meters distance is not possible, or when meeting/discussion with a MOL Colleague,

  • Wearing a mask is not necessary for employees working in a same working-group if an employee of MOL Group or another company is not present.

  • Immunity Certificate is not required for work to fulfill the contract (eg installation in a technological area).

Mask usage and Immunity Certificate will be monitored on a random basis: the staff of the HSE, the Security Operation and the Security Service can request and check them on a random basis on MOL Sites and in the Buildings.

In smoking areas please maintain a distance of at least 1,5 meters.

Only one person can be present and only for the utmost necessary time-period, while and where work permits are issued based on the above continuously wearing mask.

Providing toilets, sanitary containers, smoking containers, dining rooms for their own employees is primarily the responsibility of the contracting companies.

The use of the “MeFTIR Pre-Permit Module” is still expected /obligatory for eligible companies.

In addition to wearing a mask, please observe the following measures:

  • avoid eating, having a coffee or smoking together;

  • avoid handshakes, fists, other personal contacts;

  • ventilate frequently and thoroughly;

  • pay extra attention to hand hygiene, frequent and thorough hand washing;

  • avoid personal discussions, try to use online platforms instead.

We would like to emphasize that use of masks is not a recommendation but mandatory as described above, similar health and safety rule to wearing other personal protective equipment. Violation of the rules may have consequences, in accordance with the regulations on violation of occupational safety and health regulations.

In the light of the evolution of the epidemic situation, we are constantly examining the need to introduce more possible new control measures.

We have learned a lot about the coronavirus over the past year and a half: if we make responsible decisions, act in a timely manner, and act in a disciplined manner, we can protect ourselves and secure the operation of the company. We ask that if you have not already done so, take the opportunity to be vaccinated and, without immunity, strictly follow the mask use rules.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Kind regards,

MOL SD&HSE

Protection rules against COVID-19 for contractors (Non-MOL Group)

The fourth wave of the coronavirus has arrived: in the recent weeks we have found more than 40 positive cases during testing, and also smaller chains of infection have also developed within the company. The situation is serious, but different from like a year ago. While vaccination provides protection for many of us, many of our colleagues are at greater risk for infectivity of the delta virus variant. Now we need to pay special attention to them, so from 27 September 2021 we will introduce the following measures:

General rules in MOL territories:

  • Only healthy employees may enter MOL's sites. In the event of any symptoms suggestive of a coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited, if the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those who working with him must be isolated, and the case must be reported to the land owner.
  • When entering an enclosed space of MOL facilities, regardless of whether you have a COVID immunity certification using a mask is mandatory (minimum criterion is wearing a medical mask).
  • Please note that vehicles are also considered as enclosed spaces, so if you are not traveling alone, everyone is required to wear a mask.
  • Use of masks will be monitored on a random basis: HSE, Security Operations and Security Services staff, as well as workplace managers, may request the presentation of COVID immunity certificate from any colleague who does not wear a mask at sites and in office buildings.
  • In smoking areas maintain a distance of at least 1,5 meters.
  • Only one person can be present and only for the utmost necessary time period, while and where work permits are issued based on the above continuously wearing mask.
  • Providing toilets, sanitary containers, smoking containers, dining rooms for their own employees is primarily the responsibility of the contracting companies.
  • The use of the “MeFTIR Pre-Authorization Module” is still expected for eligible companies


Other rules for shutdowns in Duna Refinery:

  • All subcontractors affected by shutdowns are subjected to weekly antigen self-tests, and also FER tests 25% of employees on a weekly basis.
  • Contractors are not allowed to enter the central office building.


In US areas:
In US areas, the above rules apply with the following additions:

  • For those who don’t have a valid COVID immunity certification it is generally mandatory to use a FFP2, FFP3, N95, or KN95 mask without a safety valve in open areas, if a distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained. Wearing a mask is not mandatory for employees working in a same working group if an employee of MOL Group or another company is not present.
  • In areas of Gomba-Demjén, Kiskunhalas-Szank and Kelet-Tiszántúl US regions wearing a FFP2, FFP3, N95, or KN95 mask without a safety valve is mandatory regardless of having a COVID immunity certificate
    • in enclosed spaces
    • in open areas if a representative of other company or MOL Group (others then the members of working group) is present and the distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained


For all areas:

In addition to wearing a mask, please observe the following measures:

  • avoid eating, having a coffee or smoking together;
  • avoid handshakes, fists, other personal contacts;
  • ventilate frequently and thoroughly;
  • pay extra attention to hand hygiene, frequent and thorough hand washing;
  • avoid personal discussions, use the online platforms instead.

We would like to emphasize that from 27th September, the use of masks is not a recommendation but mandatory as described above, similar health and safety rule to wearing other personal protective equipments. Violation of the rules may have consequences, in accordance with the regulations on violation of occupational safety and health regulations.

In the light of the evolution of the epidemic situation, we are constantly examining the need to introduce more possible new control measures. Taking into account the specifics of each plant area and the local vaccination rates, we consider whether it is necessary to introduce a general mask use rule for all logistics sites in order to maintain plant safety.

We have learned a lot about the coronavirus over the past year and a half: if we make responsible decisions, act in a timely manner, and act in a disciplined manner, we can protect ourselves and secure the operation of the company. We ask that if you have not already done so, take the opportunity to be vaccinated and, without immunity, strictly follow the mask use rules.

Thank you for your cooperation!
Kind regards,

MOL SD&HSE

Previous notice - from 16 March 2021

 

Dear Partners!

MOL Plc attaches great importance to individual and corporate responsibility, so it has formulated additional rules in addition to the national epidemic measures, due to the increased number of coronavirus infections in Hungary and the re-emergence of the epidemic wave.

Please fully comply with the rules below from 16 March 2021 until revoked.

 General rules:

  1. Only employees in good health may enter MOL's territory. In the event of any symptoms implying coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited. If the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those working with him must be isolated and the case must be reported to the site manager. Further measures should be taken in accordance with MOL's protocol for the identification of suspected infections.

  2. COVID-19 pre-screening document needs to be filled out before entering (not older than 1 week).

  3. Minimizing personal contacts (handshakes, avoiding touches), maintaining a distance of at least 1,5 metres.

  4. Wearing a mask:

    1. In vehicles, enclosed spaces and outdoors – expect for areas listed in point b) – everybody must wear a medical mask or an FFP2, FFP3, N95 or KN95 mask without valve (hereinafter referred to altogether as “mask”) in such a way, that it constantly covers the nose and the mouth

    2. In case of activities performed at technological or investment area, where protective goggles must be used and there is no contact with third parties (employees outside of direct team members), then wearing a mask can be reconsidered, if the permit issuer does not decide otherwise

    3. In case of any other enclosed spaces (offices, meeting rooms, …) if more than one person is present, then it is mandatory to wear a mask, and additionally to mask wearing, a distance of 1,5 meters must be maintained, if the current activity allows that.

  5. Do your best and delegate only the utmost necessary staff with limited members, and set up teams with permanent members if it is possible.

  6. Administrative tasks and meetings must be completed via using electronic, virtual tools if it is possible.

  7. Provide hand sanitizer in a place accessible to employees during the entire period of work. Provide sufficient circumstances for more frequent hand washing and ventilation.

  8. Only one person can be present and only for the utmost necessary time period, while and where work permits are issued.

  9. Any company, who is authorized and trained to use the “MeFTIR Pre-Authorization Module” should take the opportunity to do so. Authorized contractors shall reduce the time needed for issuing daily work permits and the duration of personal meetings by preparing the permits in advance: fill out the company and employee data in the MeFTIR pre-permit module available via the MOL Supplier Center. MOL’s work permit issuers should support the use of pre-permits.

Electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR)

Due to the epidemic situation, we made the following changes in MOL's electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR):

  • for those who had a valid MOL Comprehensive HSE training on the 1st of January 2020, the validity of the exam was generally extended by 5 months (ie the training is valid for 17 months instead of 12 months);

  • for those who had a valid MOL HSE supervisor training on the 1st of January 2020, the validity of the exam was generally extended by 5 months (ie the training is valid for 17 months instead of 12 months);

  • the validity of the fire protection exam certificate expiring between 1st of March and 31st of May 2021 was extended by 3 months;

  • the validity of occupational health fitness for duty document was not affected by the changes.

MOL entry permission

  • In the case of Contractor employees with a valid permanent MOL access card, the validity of the access card was automatically extended by 5 months in accordance with the extension of the validity of the Comprehensive HSE training.

  • In the case of Contractor employees who do not have a valid permanent MOL access card, the system of conditions has not changed, but the administration can also be performed by post.

HSE training of Contractors:

  • In the case of Contractor employees without a valid MOL Comprehensive HSE training or supervisor HSE training, participation in the training and a successful exam is still a condition for entering a MOL site and for working.

  • Application for the trainings remains the same.

  • The personal contact trainings and exams have been relocated from the classroom to the on-line space, FER Fire Department will provide information on the details to all applicants in advance.

 

Transport by vehicles

  • The use of a mask is mandatory for any person in a vehicle.

  • The mask can only be omitted if the worker is traveling alone in the vehicle.

  • Efforts should be made to ensure that those working in a working group travel in a common vehicle, so that there is no mixing between the groups where possible.

  • The use of the mask is mandatory for the drivers and passengers not only for the sites of MOL, but also when leaving from there until they arrive at their place of residence.

Use of construction and lifting equipment

  • The use of a mask is not mandatory during the stay in the cab.

  • If the installation work can be carried out by the hoist alone, it must be ensured that only 1 person is in the hoist basket at a time.

  • If a machine, hoist or lift is not operated by one person, but is operated alternately, the interior of the vehicle (switches, steering wheel, seat, door handle, etc.), controls and surfaces must be disinfected before each change.

  • Hand and surface disinfectants must be kept in all construction and lifting machines.

Toilets, sanitary containers:

  • All contractors may only use toilets and lavatories installed by themselves or designated for them by the main contractor, project manager or landowner.

  • MOL plant water blocks may not be used by the contractors.

  • It is mandatory to establish and adhere to the conditions for hand washing or disinfection.

  • Disinfection at least once per shift, documented in lavatories and toilets provided by the contractor.

Smoking

  • Only those who have created the conditions for smoking at the organization area may smoke at a MOL site - ie the contractors or the main contractor have their own smoking container.

  • 1 person at a time is allowed to be in a closed smoking room or a smoking container.

  • Smoking is permitted outside the company's own smoking areas, at places that have been approved and designated by the MOL landowner.

  • Depending on the size of the outdoor smoking area, the maximum number of people allowed at the same time must be indicated at the entrance, which must be set taking into account the distance (1.5 m).

  • Users of e-cigarettes are also required to use a designated smoking area.

Rest period

  • The time between going to the work area and the actual starting of the work must be kept to a minimum. Longer rest or downtime must be organized in a way that Contractor employees are not present on the site during the rest period.

  • The separation of groups working / traveling together and the successive scheduling of the teams resting at the same time must be implemented.

  • If the rest period is spent in a container installed for this purpose, the surfaces must be disinfected and the air ventilated per shift and after each team (handles, light switches, utensils, tables, chairs, etc.).

Dining

  • Employees should be provided with basic sanitation conditions (running water, soap and hand drying), so that they can wash their hands before meals.

  • Employees eating in the dining container must keep a distance of 1.5 m from each other.

  • Depending on the size of the dining container, the maximum number of people allowed at the same time must be marked at the entrance and the benches in the container must also indicate where workers are allowed to sit (it is recommended to do so diagonally to maintain the distance of 1.5 m).

  • Scheduling the meals of the employees on a company-by-company basis is required for achieving a limited number of employees dining at the same time.

  • Hand and surface disinfectants should be placed on tables in the dining container to allow workers to use them.

  • The dining room must be constantly ventilated.

Installation of containers

  • Administration and approval should be done electronically.

  • Creating a safety distance between the containers of different contractors is required.

Receipt of goods, materials

  • If possible, Contractor uses his own supplier capacity, premises and warehouse to receive and move the goods.

  • In case of foreign shipments, special attention is required and the drivers are allowed to get out of the vehicle at a sufficient distance, but leaving the cab should be avoided if possible.

  • In case of leaving the vehicle using a mask is mandatory when communicating with others.

Waste management

  • Collect used masks, gloves and clothing separately at designated locations.

Illness, COVID-19 testing (PCR test or antigen rapid test)

  • COVID-19 testing of contractors working closely with MOL Group employees should be performed in accordance with MOL employee testing (according to separate information).

  • COVID-19 testing of the contractor involved in the contact research is required (in the absence of an official protocol, for business-critical work, the primary contact will be tested based on the decision of the Customer).

  • A confirmed infection or suspicion of illness must be reported immediately to the Main Contractor / MOL Site Manager / MOL Contact in accordance with other HSE incident reporting obligations (immediately).

Additional, stricter rules may be implemented at certain sites and projects.

All actors involved in the work (MOL/Contractors) are obliged to regularly monitor the observance of the above (same as the frequency of HSE inspections). The Customer may organize inspections aimed at compliance with the pandemic rules, during the inspection the contractor is obliged to cooperate.

The checking of compliance and the penalization of those who break the rules are performed on the basis of the table annexed to the contracts:

  •  22.1 COVID-19 requirements are not met 25.000,- HUF / violation of regulation and work suspension.

Previous notice - from 1st of June 2021

Dear Partners!

MOL Plc attaches great importance to individual and corporate responsibility, so it has formulated additional rules in addition to the national epidemic measures.

Please fully comply with the rules below from 1st of June 2021 until revoked.

  • Only employees in good health may enter MOL's territory. In the event of any symptoms implying coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited, if the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those working with him must be isolated and the case must be reported to the site manager. Further measures should be taken in accordance with MOL's protocol for the identification of suspected infections.

  • Minimizing personal contacts (handshakes, avoiding touches), maintaining a distance of at least 1,5 metres is suggested.

Wearing a mask:

  1. It is still mandatory to use mask in public, shared enclosed spaces where the protection of colleagues cannot be ensured, e.g. in corridors, elevators, buffets, restaurants, kitchenettes, staircases, etc.

  2. The use of a mask is recommended but not required in offices and meeting rooms. This can be decided by mutual agreement in the office / meeting room. A distance of 1.5 meters between persons must be maintained if the current work process allows it.

  3. It is also recommended to wear the mask in the operator rooms, except where MOL provided otherwise. Based on the decision of the MOL DS Operation (DUFI, MPK, ZAFI), wearing mask is still mandatory for contractors in the operator rooms.

  4. It is not mandatory to use the mask outdoors where a distance of 1.5 m between persons can be maintained.

  5. During any physical activity (both maintenance and investment work) in the MOL technological area - plant, tanks - where usage of safety glasses/protective goggles is mandatory and there is no contact with anyone other than your own direct work group, the mask may be dispensed with (not mandatory). An exception is when -in exceptional cases- the operator/work permit issuer requires otherwise.

  6. The use of a mask during vehicle use is optional, but recommended.

  7. Where the use of a mask is mandatory, the requirements for the mask are: medical mask or FFP2, FFP3, N95, or KN95 safety mask without valve, which must be worn in a way that it continuously covers both the nose and the mouth.

 

Transport by vehicle

  1. When several people are traveling in one car, it is recommended that the people in the vehicle use masks.

  2. Efforts should be made to ensure that those working in a working group travel in a common vehicle, so that there is no mixing between the groups where possible.

Protection rules during issuing work permits

Only one person can be present and only for the utmost necessary time period, while and where work permits are issued.

Any company, who is authorized and trained to use the “MeFTIR Pre-Authorization Module” should take the opportunity to do so. Authorized contractors shall reduce the time needed for issuing daily work permits and the duration of personal meetings by preparing the permits in advance and fill out the company and employee data in the MeFTIR pre-permit module available via the MOL Supplier Center. MOL’s work permit issuers should support the use of pre-permits.

Electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR)

Due to the epidemic situation, we made the following changes in MOL's electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR):

  • for those who had a valid MOL Comprehensive HSE training on the 1st of January 2020, the validity of the exam was generally extended by 5 months (ie the training is valid for 17 months instead of 12 months);

  • for those who had a valid MOL HSE supervisor training on the 1st of January 2020, the validity of the exam was generally extended by 5 months (ie the training is valid for 17 months instead of 12 months);

  • the validity of the fire protection exam certificate expiring between 1st of March and 31st of May 2021 was extended by 3 months;

  • the validity of occupational health fitness for duty document was not affected by the changes.

HSE training of Contractors:

  • In the case of Contractor employees without a valid MOL Comprehensive HSE training or supervisor HSE training, participation in the training and a successful exam is still a condition for entering a MOL site and for working.

  • Application for the trainings remains the same (see website of FER).

  • The personal contact trainings and exams are still in the on-line space. FER Fire Department will provide information on the details on its application website (www.fer.hu).

 

Use of construction and lifting equipment

  • The use of a mask is not mandatory during the stay in the cab.

  • Hand and surface disinfectants must be kept in all construction and lifting machines.

 

Toilets, sanitary containers:

  • All contractors may only use toilets and lavatories installed by themselves or designated for them by the main contractor, project manager or landowner.

  • MOL plant water blocks may not be used by the contractors.

  • It is mandatory to establish and adhere to the conditions for hand washing or disinfection.

  • Documented disinfection at least once per shift in lavatories and toilets provided by the contractor.

Smoking

  • Only those who have created the conditions for smoking at the organization area may smoke at a MOL site - ie the contractors or the main contractor have their own smoking container.

  • Smoking is permitted outside the company's own smoking areas at places that have been approved and designated by the MOL landowner.

  • Depending on the size of the outdoor smoking area, the maximum number of people allowed at the same time must be indicated at the entrance, which must be set taking into account the distance (1.5 m).

  • Users of e-cigarettes are also required to use a designated smoking area.

Rest period

  • The time between going to the work area and the actual starting of the work must be kept to a minimum. Longer rest or downtime must be organized in a way that Contractor employees are not present on the site during the rest period.

  • The separation of groups working / traveling together and the successive scheduling of the teams resting at the same time must be implemented.

  • If the rest period is spent in a container installed for this purpose, the surfaces must be disinfected and the air ventilated per shift and after each team (handles, light switches, utensils, tables, chairs, etc.).

Dining

  • Employees should be provided with basic sanitation conditions (running water, soap and hand drying), so that they can wash their hands before meals.

  • Employees eating in the dining container must keep a distance of 1.5 m from each other.

  • Depending on the size of the dining container, the maximum number of people allowed at the same time must be marked at the entrance and the benches in the container must also indicate where workers are allowed to sit (it is recommended to do so diagonally to maintain the distance of 1.5 m).

  • Scheduling the meals of the employees on a company-by-company basis is required for achieving a limited number of employees dining at the same time.

  • Hand and surface disinfectants should be placed on tables in the dining container to allow workers to use them.

  • The dining room must be constantly ventilated.

Installation of containers

  • Administration and approval should be done electronically.

  • Creating a safety distance between the containers of different contractors is required.

Receipt of goods, materials

  • If possible, Contractor uses his own supplier capacity, premises and warehouse to receive and move the goods.

  • In case of foreign shipments, special attention is required and the drivers are allowed to get out of the vehicle at a sufficient distance, but leaving the cab should be avoided if possible.

Waste management

  • Collect used masks, gloves and clothing separately at designated locations.

Illness, COVID-19 testing (PCR test or antigen rapid test)

  • COVID-19 testing of contractors working closely with MOL Group employees should be performed in accordance with MOL employee testing (according to separate information).

  • COVID-19 testing of the contractor involved in the contact research is required (in the absence of an official protocol, for business-critical work, the primary contact will be tested based on the decision of the Customer).

  • A confirmed infection or suspicion of illness must be reported immediately to the Main Contractor / MOL Site Manager / MOL Contact in accordance with other HSE incident reporting obligations (immediately).

Work organization, other

Efforts should be made to set up, where possible, permanent teams.

Arranging administrations and discussions using electronic, virtual tools if possible.

Placing a hand sanitizer in a place accessible to workers for the entire duration of the work. Provide more frequent hand washing and ventilation.

The previously valid access card validity rules apply to all contractors.

Additional, stricter rules may be implemented at certain sites and projects.

All actors involved in the work (MOL/Contractors) are obliged to regularly monitor the observance of the above (same as the frequency of HSE inspections). The Customer may organize inspections aimed at compliance with the pandemic rules, during the inspection the contractor is obliged to cooperate.

The checking of compliance and the penalization of those who break the rules are performed on the basis of the table annexed to the contracts:

  • 22.1 COVID-19 requirements are not met 25.000,- HUF / violation of regulation and work suspension.

Previous notice - from 10 June 2021

Dear Partners!

MOL Plc attaches great importance to individual and corporate responsibility, so it has formulated additional rules in addition to the national epidemic measures.

Please fully comply with the rules below from 10 June 2021. until revoked.

Only employees in good health may enter MOL's territory. In the event of any symptoms implying coronavirus, entry shall be prohibited. If the symptoms occur during work, work must be suspended, the worker concerned and those working with him must be isolated and the case must be reported to the site manager. Further measures should be taken in accordance with MOL's protocol for the identification of suspected infections.

Wearing a mask:

The use of a mask is optional, it is only recommended in an enclosed space.

Exception:

  • In classrooms where wearing a mask OR keeping the distance of 1.5m is required during training. (where the “one chair omitted” principle cannot be ensured).
  • Affidea clinics (health care institutions and examination places)

In control rooms wearing a mask is also only recommended, unless otherwise stated by MOL.

Where the use of a mask is mandatory, the requirements for the mask are the followings: medical mask or an FFP2, FFP3, N95 or KN95 mask without valve, in such a way, that it constantly covers the nose and the mouth.

Transport by vechiles:

  • If more than one person is traveling in a car, for them it is recommended to use masks.
  • Efforts should be made to ensure that those working in a working group travel in a common vehicle, so that there is no mixing between the groups where possible.

Work permission:

  • At the work permission areas only one contractor person can stay at a time and only for the most necessary time
  • Those who have permission and lecture about „MeFTIR pre-authorization module”, use it. Eligible contractors should reduce the time of the daily work permission and the duration of personal contacts by preparing the permit by filling the personal and company datas with the MeFTIR pre-authorization module available on the MOL Partner Portal. MOL work permit issuers should support the use of pre-permits

Electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR):

Due to the epidemic situation, we made the following changes in MOL's electronic permit to work system (MeFTIR):

  • the validity of the fire protection exam certificate expiring between 1st of March and 31st of May 2021 was extended by 3 months; from 1st of June the activities related to fire protection certificate, can only be performed with fire protection certificate.
  • the validity of occupational health fitness for duty document was not affected by the changes

HSE training of Contractors:

  • In the case of Contractor employees without a valid MOL Comprehensive HSE training or supervisor HSE training, participation in the training and a successful exam is still a condition for entering a MOL site and for working.
  • The trainings and exams have been relocated from the on-line space to classrooms (personal trainings) gradually,, FER Fire Department will provide information on the details to all applicants in advance (www.FER.hu).

Toilets, sanitary:

  • All contractors may only use toilets and lavatories installed by themselves or designated for them by the main contractor, project manager or landowner.
  • MOL plant water blocks may not be used by the contractors.
  • It is mandatory to establish and adhere to the conditions for hand washing or disinfection.
  • Disinfection is necessary in the toilets and lavatories installed by contractor

Smoking:

  • Only those who have created the conditions for smoking at the organization area may smoke at a MOL site – ie the contractors or the main contractor have their own smoking container.
  • Smoking is permitted outside the company's own smoking areas, at places that have been approved and designated by the MOL landowner.
  • Users of e-cigarettes are also required to use at designated smoking area.
  • The headcount limit at the smoking areas has been lifted.

Rest period:

  • The separation of groups working / traveling together and the successive scheduling of the teams resting at the same time must be implemented.
  • If the rest period is spent in a container installed for this purpose, the surfaces must be disinfected and the air ventilated per shift and after each team (handles, light switches, utensils, tables, chairs, etc.).

Dining:

  • The headcount limit at the dining containers of contractors has been lifted
  • Employees should be provided with basic sanitation conditions (running water, soap and hand drying), so that they can wash their hands before meals.
  • Hand and surface disinfectants should be placed on tables in the dining container to allow workers to use them.
  • The dining room must be constantly ventilated.
  • In MOL restaurants and buffets:
    • pre-packaged food and cutlery is optional;
    • keeping the distance at the tables is optional but recommended;
    • the previous “banded” meal is discontinued

Waste management

  • Collect used masks, gloves and clothing separately at designated locations.

Illness, Covid-19 testing

  • COVID-19 testing of contractors working closely with MOL Group employees should be performed in accordance with MOL employee testing (according to separate information).
  • COVID-19 testing of the contractor involved in the contact research is required (in the absence of an official protocol, for business-critical work, the primary contact will be tested based on the decision of the Customer).
  • A confirmed infection or suspicion of illness must be reported immediately to the Main Contractor / MOL Site Manager / MOL Contact in accordance with other HSE incident reporting obligations (immediately).

Work organization, others:

  • Headcount limit at the meeting rooms, elevators, kitchens has been lifted.
  • Efforts should be made to ensure assembling constant composition work groups.
  • Employees have to ensure disinfectants for workers during the whole period of worktime.
  • Providing opportunities for hand washing and ventilation are still required.
  • All actors involved in the work (MOL/Contractors) are obliged to regularly monitor the observance of the above (same as the frequency of HSE inspections).

The checking of compliance and the penalization of those who break the rules are performed on the basis of the table annexed to the contracts:

22.1 COVID-19 requirements are not met 25.000,- HUF / violation of regulation and work suspension

Previous notice - from 12 July 2021

Dear Partners!

Due to the favorable development of the positive case numbers in Hungary and MOL, as of 12 July 2021, there are no separate MOL measures restricting the spread of coronavirus.

However, please continue to observe the following:

  • The current coronavirus measures in force in Hungary must be observed, followed at all times.
  • Only healthy employees may enter MOL's sites.
  • If a contractor working for MOL is suspected of having a confirmed infection or illness, it must be reported immediately to the MOL contact person.
  • Providing toilets, sanitary containers, smoking containers, dining rooms for their own employees is primarily the responsibility of the contracting companies.
  • The use of the “MeFTIR Pre-Authorization Module” is still expected for eligible companies.
  • Contractor antigen and PCR testing will not continue from 12 July 2021, with the exception of the separately defined and separately notified critical project contractors.

The reductions are valid from 12 July 2021 until revoked or until a new notice is published.