Pirelli UK tyre production restarts from 18 May
Pirelli UK is to recommence production at its plants in Carlisle and Burton-on-Trent from 18 May 2020. Initial production will be at a reduced rate, reflecting current market demand. “The company’s top priority is ensuring the health and safety of its workers and the wider community”, an official statement added.
Since the temporary halting of activities on 23 March 2020, due to the consequences of the coronavirus, the company has put “stringent” health and safety in place measures to protect employees returning to work. Initially, only the small number of employees needed to meet current production levels will return to on-site activities, while working from home will be encouraged and supported in other areas, such as commercial and administrative functions. Employees in high-risk groups will remain at home.
Safety measures include: Temperature screening for everyone entering Pirelli sites; Compulsory PPE use for all employees (facemasks, gloves and hand sanitiser); Observation of social distancing (two metres between people) in all areas at all times; Restricted numbers in communal areas; and cleaning and sanitising of work areas several times per day.