RCF Kapurthala on path of rapid recovery
75 per cent manpower back to work
Kapurthala: Without dominated by COVID-19 dread, RCF Kapurthala decided to resume its production activities and reopened on 23rd April 2020 with the permission of District administration. Since then, RCF has recovered with swift pace and has reached up to 75% of its manpower back to work and production work is steeping new heights again.
RCF reopened in a systematic phased manner. All precautionary measures were taken at work places before calling up the staff for work i.e. sanitization of offices and shops, installation of touch free washbasin and soap dispenser at entrance and exit points, distant marking for making queues with social distancing, installation of sanitizing tunnel at RCF campus entrance gate for outside vehicles. In initial phase, the employees staying inside the RCF premises were joined the duty with their proper screening and examinations. Production resumed with maintaining all safety precautions and social distancing protocol at workplace. Individuals were given a safety kit having set of mask and hand gloves, sanitizer, soap and safety precautions to be observed at workplace.
In 2nd spell, manpower staying outside the campus except those staying in metropolitan or Red zone/containment zone has also joined the duties from 18th May. All employees went through screening and submitted self declaration regarding health status. Contractual workers, who were without work due to lockdown, have also been taken on work in large numbers after proper screening and examinations. Safety kit has been issued to each contractual worker too and counseled for observing all safety measures on work place. These employees and contractual workers are being segregated from others for by making separate shifts and working lanes for them. As a result, no of coach production per day jumped to 4 coaches per day and expecting an average of 5 coaches per day for remaining days of the month which will be more than the average per day production of last financial year. Employees are observing all safety precautions at work place and maintaining social distancing protocol. Work places are regularly sanitized with sanitizing machines. Medical team is regularly available in factory and monitoring the health of employees. /(Rajat Kumar, Jalandhar)