Pelwatte Dairy focuses on staff health | Sunday Observer

Pelwatte Dairy focuses on staff health

19 September, 2021
An employee being tested
An employee being tested

Pelwatte Dairy has taken prudent steps to accentuate its responsibility to guarantee the wellbeing and security of its staff, customers, dairy farmers and various partners during the Covid-19 pandemic.

All employees have been vaccinated at least with the first jab and health regulations are all adhered to all spaces. Weekly random rapid antigen tests and job security have helped the employees report to work with peace of mind.

Manager, HR of Pelwatte Dairy, Harshan Jeewakumara said, “We have been ensuring that all necessary health guidelines are met at all times. We have also taken steps to offer free packs that include sanitisers, masks, PPE and other essentials to our employees at the factory. We have also tried to ensure employees’ mental health as well.”

“The company’s resilience through the times has ensured that Pelwatte not only ensures its production processes but also doubled its output.  Strict and contingent measures have been set up since the primary influx of the pandemic in Sri Lanka in March last year. Our partnership with a leading hospital has allowed us to test at least 50% of the staff every week using antigen test kits. This ensures that all employees get tested twice a month,”  he said.

The loading trucks and vehicles are routinely disinfected while the containers and pots used for assortment are cleaned, refined and sanitised very often. The drivers need to also go through a compulsory wash before entering the premises.