Arcese continues operations: always at our customers’ sides to support their businesses in complete safety
ALWAYS OPERATIONAL, IN COMPLETE SAFETY
With the aim of ensuring the safety of all Group stakeholders, specific procedures have been put in place. These include, for example, measuring the temperature of anyone accessing the Group’s sites and branches and verifying that all drivers, employees and warehouse personnel are equipped with PPE (masks, disposable gloves and hand sanitiser gels), supplied by the company itself, and that they are used correctly.
Employees are furthermore asked to monitor their health and to not underestimate any symptoms of illness, and to seek medical assistance if necessary. In this regard, Arcese was among the first companies in Italy to activate a specific coverage for COVID-19 for all employees, confirming that people have always been the top priority for us. Recently, the initiative has also been followed by the Group company in Poland.
REGULAR SANITISATION OF VEHICLES
The company has started a regular sanitisation plan for the over 800 trucks of the Arcese fleet that will continue in the coming months and that, thanks to the use of specific products, allows the reduction of bacterial and viral loads on surfaces by sanitising the cabin and on-board instrumentation. This activity is of fundamental importance to protect the health of all travelling personnel, as well as an additional measure to contain the spread of COVID-19.
TRAINING AND VERIFICATION
Since the beginning of the emergency, all employees have been trained and constantly updated on COVID-19; a crisis management committee was set up in February to monitor the situation in order to act promptly in relation to the health emergency in progress.
Arcese is also actively involved in checking that all the regulations in place are respected by its organisation, by all partners and suppliers, with particular attention to drivers and the site access regulations.
FOCUS ON PEOPLE
In order to guarantee the Group’s operations, and at the same time the safety of its employees, smart working has been activated for certain functions to reduce the number of staff present in the branches and, consequently, the likelihood of contagion. On the other hand, for the staff present inside the branches, work shifts and operating positions have been reorganised in order to ensure that interpersonal safety distance is maintained during work activities. Cleaning cycles of the company premises, as well as the work stations and equipment in the offices and warehouses, have also been intensified.
Finally, travel and business trips are limited as much as possible. The use of collaborative tools to hold meetings or gatherings between colleagues, clients and partners is preferable where possible.