The recent COVID-19 crisis has crippled economies the world over. Several businesses have closed shop—some temporarily, some for good—and automotive manufacturing plants have suffered the same fate.
But as the situation normalizes and humanity (hopefully) starts to flatten the curve, companies are taking the necessary steps to slowly ease back into regular programming. Ferrari is one carmaker that has recently revealed how it will do just that.
You may have heard that Italy was drastically hit by the virus outbreak. As Ferrari reopens its facilities and restarts production in the country, the carmaker is also rolling out the ‘Back on Track’ project. Through this, Ferrari is assuring its employees that they will be protected once operations resume.
The project consists of multiple stages. Once Ferrari’s offices in Maranello and Modena are reopened—that will be done in accordance with the guidelines set by the Italian authorities—the company will observe full implementation of safety and security protocols that it has set to combat and contain the spread of the virus in the workplace. Said protocols will be further strengthened with the support of specialists knowledgeable about the work environment within Ferrari.
The next stage involves the voluntary screening of company employees that will provide up-to-date information on employee health. Cohabiting relatives of Ferrari employees are also entitled to these services.
The last stage is the optional use of a mobile app, which will provide employees with medical support in monitoring symptoms of the viral disease. The app will also allow better tracing of contacts if and when an employee tests positive for COVID-19.
In addition, Ferrari will also provide its personnel health and psychological assistance service via telephone or directly in the comfort of their homes. Not only that, but employees who will be affected by the virus will also receive special free insurance coverage, accommodation for self-solation, medical and nursing support at home, and the necessary medical equipment.
The Italian carmaker will then share the project’s results with the Emilia Romagna Region to make the advanced practices widely available to the public.