Isoclima's steps to ensure the utmost safety of employees with respect to the Covid-19 threat began on 13 March with the closure of our facilities in Italy, ahead of the government-imposed lockdown. By 23 March, we had everything in place ready for the reopening on 6 April: posters, communication of new procedures, signage, rejigged working hours, social distancing measures, procedures for activities with partners and suppliers, separate toilet facilities for staff and external personnel, issuance of PPE, and training. We then added temperature checking for anyone entering the facilities.
We also jumped at the opportunity to implement the project promoted by AMMA - Italy's national occupational physicians association - entitled "Occupational safety and preventing the spread of the epidemic in the workplace", providing employees access to fully funded in-depth medical checks before they returned to work. This initiative has provided data required to identify the correlation between swab and blood tests, helping limit the risks of spreading the epidemic, and allowing individuals who have resumed work to return to the factory with peace of mind.
On 15 April, the Veneto regional council approved the Protocol that is now applicable to all businesses in the Veneto region.
Following this far-sighted initiative, the national TV cameras have paid a visit to our Veneto facilities... on two separate occasions, no less! We were delighted to open our doors to two programmes - PORTA A PORTA and PETROLIO - allowing them to come straight to the source for information on our actions aimed at ensuring the utmost employee safety upon the partial resumption of manufacturing operations in the Covid-19 era.