By implementing a strict health and safety protocol, ISL has been able to resume all its on-site research activities as of Monday 4th May 2020

After closing its sites in Saint-Louis and Baldersheim on Wednesday 18th March and gradually returning to work as of Monday 6th April, the French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL) has decided to resume all its on-site activities starting Monday 4th May 2020.

Health and safety first

The health and safety of its employees and their families is the top priority for the Institute. Thanks to close collaboration with the Company Doctor and the constructive support of the employees’ representatives on the Works Health and Safety Committee, a health and safety protocol meeting the toughest French and German standards has been drawn up. Its gradual implementation over the last few weeks has proven its reliability.

Fully resuming experimental work – an absolute necessity

Our scientific teams have been busy over the last few weeks exchanging with their partners and clients, working on the findings of recent trials and preparing the next series of tests. However, the true assets of ISL’s innovation and expertise lie in the experimental activities and complex simulations which can only take place on site.

A spirit of responsibility and commitment

Whether on site or working from home - especially within the crisis team - we have all been determined to overcome adversity with enthusiasm, which is a hallmark of the keen spirit that motivates us at ISL,” emphasise Christian de Villemagne and Dr. Thomas Czirwitzky, Directors of ISL. “Acting responsibly together with the greatest vigilance, we are resolved to be of full service once more to our partners and our clients in the fields of defence and security.”

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Vivienne Gaskell
Head of Communications
French-German Research Institute of Saint-Louis (ISL)
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