Strict compliance with social distancing norms is being followed at each of the company plants
Hero MotoCorp has opened its three facilities in Gurugram and Dharuhera in Haryana, Haridwar, Uttarakhand and the company’s Global Parts Center in Neemrana in Rajasthan. This decision to open in a phased manner comes following Government of India regulations, while safety, health and well-being of each employee will be top priority.
Hero MotoCorp has opened these facilities after a 43 day hiatus, following Government orders to shut all factories and offices in the country on 22nd March in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the strict regulations of safety and hygiene, Hero MotoCorp has listed several standard operation procedures (SOP) to be followed by staff and workers at the various plants.
Gloves, masks and visors will be mandatory. Travel to and from the plants will be undertaken in buses with social distancing and workers will have to sit in every alternate seat while bus drivers will wear masks and gloves and each bus will be thoroughly sanitized at the start and end of each trip. Watch the detailed video below, which shows Hero MotoCorp’s operational procedure at the manufacturing plant in current times.
Extra buses have been pressed into service due to the fact that the buses cannot be packed to capacity. Deboarding of buses will also follow social distancing regulations with one meter distance between each person alighting from the buses.
All areas of the Hero MotoCorp plants will be regularly sanitized at all touch points. Wash basins are located at the entrance for staff and workers to wash their hands. These are foot operated so as to restrict contact while hand sanitizers, thermal scanners and face and card scanning machines are also in place.
On entry, every person will have to fill in self declaration forms while they will have to show updates of self assessment tests on the Aarogya Setu App on their mobiles. Social distancing will be followed at the plant canteens during tea and lunch breaks and automatic water dispensers have been installed.
Along with the plants going ahead with production, the company dealerships also open. Hero MotoCorp has released a business restart manual in 10 regional languages, which it has shared with its entire dealer partners, listing out the SOPs to be followed as the company puts the safety of its employees above all else.
Since opening up plants and dealerships, Hero MotoCorp has also commenced vehicle dispatches from its manufacturing plant from 7th May and accounts for sales of 25,000 motorcycles since restart while it hopes to become 100 percent operational in a month.