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Maintenance and Resumption of Production Following COVID-19

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MEASURES FOR REOPENING AND OPERATION UNDER RESTRICTIONS

Companies in the manufacturing industry are affected by the current COVID-19 situation in a unique way from other industries. While some facilities have had to ramp up their production rapidly due to rising demand, others have been forced to stop, for example, due to international delivery delays. Some plants are running at full speed, while others are at a standstill.

Nevertheless, everyone is currently facing the same challenge of adapting operations to the new situation and examining your business continuity activities are critical during this time.

ACTIVATING IDLE FACILITIES FOLLOWING COVID-19

The specific risk management procedures that need to be followed to ensure the safety of the facility and personnel returning to work will vary from site to site, but the following general considerations should be included among many others:

  • Site security provisions and informing alarm monitoring company of start-up activities
  • Emergency response and fire safety protocols training
  • Ensure emergency exits and signage are illuminated
  • Conduct an internal and external survey of the building to assess the building envelope for necessary repairs
  • Test combustion safety controls for all fuel-fired equipment before returning it to service
  • Ensure all fire protection systems and equipment are operating properly; visually inspection of all breakers and electrical equipment
  • Inspect tanks and pressure vessels for signs of corrosion or other damage
  • Follow manufacturer’s recommendations for start-up of any equipment
  • Consider enacting a safety program that emphasizes checking the health of employees two times a day and maintain social distancing and sanitizing protocols

TÜV SÜD’s is on-hand to assist you with specific guidelines for bringing your facilities back online, in ways that meet your unique needs. We can help you introduce protective measures for your employees and implement official requirements and hygiene regulations.

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