***Did you need to restructure your manufacturing line to reduce contagion dangers or present private safety tools (PPE) to guard staff?***On our manufacturing traces in Denmark, the place all manufacturing of our robots is carried out, we have now modified from one- to two-shift operation to bodily unfold our workforce out extra. We adhere to the really helpful two-meter (six ft) distancing laws in between individuals and have added hand sanitation stations mainly all over the place you look. All workers members additionally put on gloves on the manufacturing traces. Carrying face masks isn’t a part of the official suggestions in Denmark at this level, however ought to this turn into mandatory, we do have masks able to dispense.
Spreading the workforce out over two shifts additionally means fewer individuals within the cafeteria on the identical time. At headquarters, we ask manufacturing workers to interrupt in small teams, all meals are pre-plated with disposable cutlery, the buffet is gone to keep away from cross-contamination. To underscore the social distancing throughout breaks as effectively, we eliminated half of the chairs within the cafeteria.
How do you talk mandatory manufacturing adjustments to your workforce, and the way are they dealing with it?
We now have had a tremendous response from our staff; there’s positively a heightened sense that we’re all on this collectively. There’s been an unimaginable quantity of helpfulness, all of them wish to see our firm by means of this. Most of the manufacturing changes have come straight from staff, suggesting how we will do that work job extra effectively, how can we clear this merchandise, new methods to satisfy laws, and so on.
Going to a two-shift operation went very easily. A lot of our staff who now have their youngsters at residence throughout the day welcomed working at night time so they can spend extra of the daytime hours with their children.
Are you relying extra on automation now than earlier than?
We take our personal drugs, so to say. On our meeting line, we have now UR cobots assembling UR cobots. In a time like this, we in fact intently look at every manufacturing job to see the place we will alleviate staff and have the cobots take over much more duties, including much more automation on the road. That’s an ongoing course of that has been accelerated by the pandemic. I feel lots of our prospects are at present going by means of those self same progressions, as they begin realizing how cobots might help release personnel