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Case Study

How Effective Leadership and Team Work can Keep COVID at Bay


Emma Lindsay, HSEQ Manager, Europe at ChampionX, winner of the 2021 Award for Duty of Care Ambassador, oversaw the development and implementation of a highly successful response to COVID-19.

ChampionX is a global leader in chemistry programmes and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation solutions for the oil and gas industry. It has wide-ranging operations, including manufacturing sites, on-site lab work, an office-based workforce and rotational workers at offshore sites. This diverse range of activities meant a blanket approach could not be taken to dealing with COVID-19.

So, in early 2020, a Business Continuity Team was formed to respond to COVID in Europe. In the 14 months following the implementation of the plan, ChampionX had zero coronavirus-related outbreaks across its three sites (including two manufacturing sites). It was able to maintain continuity of operations and there were no disruptions to day-today relations and business activity with clients.