Salman Ishtiaq Tariq (Head of HSSE)

<p>We sit down with none other than Salman Ishtiaq Tariq, the driving force behind the HSSE team, on the stance that Jazz has taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and how we can all work together #flattenthecurve.</p>


<li>What are some of the preventative measures that Jazz has put in place? Numerous measures, but just to name the top few I would say being proactive in announcing ‘Work from Home’, providing personal protective equipment to all staff, including front line field staff and ‘at risk’ vendors; lastly I would say the superb work all divisions have put in to ensure business continuity and supporting our customers in their day to day connectivity needs.</li>

<li>As the head of HSSE, what are some changes you foresee taking place as we transition into working from home? The main challenge is discipline and maintaining productivity; most people do not have studies in their house or apartments, including me and there are many distractions with family and in my case the kitchen J Also not being around your colleagues, because we work better in team environments.</li>

<li>Given that cases are still climbing, what advice would you give to our employees to help flatten the curve? Stick to the basics that have been repeatedly communicated; most importantly stay home, practice good hand hygiene, disinfect your surroundings periodically, cough or sneeze in the cuff of your elbow and if you show any symptoms immediately seek advice.</li>

<li>How is this crisis different to others that you have handled? Yeah good question; most crises I have handled in my career pertain to a particular event and are limited to the particular organization I worked for; however, the scale of this crisis transcends the organization and is actually a national and societal crisis. So the scale is larger and thus more things need to be considered, including families, customers and even general day to day life. </li>