Like many other countries, Italy is a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic as the country was forced into implementing a national quarantine which restricted movement and economic activities. Ferrari is one of the car makers affected by the lockdown and after the longest closing in its history due to the pandemic, the company is ready to start work again.
Ferrari is planning to build up gradually its production capacity to resume fully by 8 May 2020 (Friday), in alignment with Government regulations. The company will also be introducing a ‘new normal’ of practices to protect the health and well-being of its employees.
As the company shows, getting permission to resume does not mean that everything moves as it did before the ‘Pause’ button was hit. There are preparations to be made, and employees to be briefed on new protocols. The company has spared no effort to prepare for this moment by setting up “Back on Track” programme, which reflects the deep commitment to its people first and foremost.
Part of its back-to-work plan includes the introduction of several new practices which are aimed at safeguarding the health and well-being of all of the employees, such as new rules for sharing common areas and reorganizing its areas, as well as voluntary serological tests, which have already started happening in the last few weeks in the run-up to a resumption of operations.
Further, before production starts again, Ferrari has also carried out training sessions for workers to explain the new precautionary and safety measures put in place. The training sessions were organized last week.
You can watch the video below on the restart of Ferrari’s factories a couple of days ago in Maranello and Modena.