G4S has announced that it will be able to build, run, manage and maintain accommodation villages for employees working in remote sites, supporting its energy, mining and construction customers throughout Africa.
G4S’ Remote Site Facilities Services (RSFS) will be supported by a dedicated team of experts who will design and build camps, and provide a wide range of facilities management services including catering, cleaning, maintenance, medical services, recreational activities, and waste management.
The intention is to create a ‘home-away-from-home’ for people working in isolated, high risk locations across the energy, mining and construction industries, who often spend long periods of time away from their own homes. The company aims to create these villages to ensure the comfort of its customers’ working and living environments.
As part of the new service line, G4S will be able to develop camps ranging in size from small 10 person seismic or drilling exploration camps, right the way through to large construction projects of 15,000 staff or more.
G4S has trained dedicated experts across Africa who will lead on the development of RSFS and focus on supporting customers who see this as an increasingly significant requirement as part of their duty of care to staff.
Andy Baker, regional president, G4S Africa, said:
“As part of our continued commitment to innovation, we are always looking to improve our services and support our customers as they push out to new operating environments.
“There is no doubt that with the increased global demand for metal, minerals, energy and Africa’s infrastructural growth that the need for remote sites and their associated services will increase. In the face of considerable pressure from shareholders to increase productivity, reliability and cash flow, mining and oil & gas companies in particular are looking to focus on their core operations and the outsourcing of all non-core functions.”
Andrew Hames, director energy mining and construction, G4S Africa, added:
“G4S in Africa has a well-established infrastructure operating in 26 countries with over 120,000 employees. With the introduction of RSFS coupled with our efficient structures and logistical support, we are able to add to our array of services in Africa by offering our customers a fully integrated remote site solution.”
“Our customers want to give their employees in remote locations high quality, safe and comfortable accommodation. They recognise that this improves the morale of their staff and ultimately the performance and productivity of the project site.”