Pirelli making tyres again from today
In line with the gradual relaxing of the lockdown in Italy, industrial activity at Pirelli’s Settimo Torinese facility resumes today. The tyre maker says production levels will initially be below normal levels in light of lower current demand.
In order to guarantee adequate protection from the risk of COVID-19 infection, Pirelli has collaborated with the Università degli Studi of Milan to develop and adopt operating procedures for its workforce. This includes constant sanitisation of all factory areas, compulsory wearing of face masks, automatic body temperature readings via thermal scanners, a reduced number of workers per shift and adequate management of distancing for people entering, exiting and using communal areas. A risk analysis of each workstation and the tasks carried out there has been performed in order to identify any need for additional protective equipment. Emergency procedures are also in place in case of any suspected COVID-19 cases.
Production of cycle tyres will also recommence at Pirelli’s Bollate plant this month, however operations there will be restricted to “essential activities” and will only involve a very small number of employees. The facility will also begin manufacturing face masks for Pirelli employees and their families, thus eliminating the risk of tyre production being interrupted by a shortage of these items.