Apparel manufacturing units are operational in many hubs across India but they have to be extra careful.
A worker was stopped at a garment unit in Noida yesterday after he was found having high temperature. He was immediately sent back. Though factory officials refused to say anything on record but its workers confirmed this information to Apparel Resources.
In discussion with Apparel Resources, many units shared that they are checking workers’ temperature 3 to 4 times a day, and same is with the sensitisation process.
“For us, temperature check is must and a serious affair, so we do it at least four times in a day. We do it first in morning when workers enter the factory, second at the factory gate while entering the unit, then after lunch and finally in the evening when the workers board the bus to go back home,” told an HR Head of a top level export house on the request of anonymity who is not authorised to share his name.
It is pertinent to mention here that Khoda is a labour-intensive residential area in Noida and from there thousands of workers come to the factories. This area, having population of more than 8 lakh, is sealed by local administration, and has high density of population as these 8 lakh people live in around 40,000 homes only.
“Khoda in Noida is like Dharavi in Mumbai and so it is very challenging for us. As a precautionary measure we are only allowing those workers to come to the factory who are living at least one kilometre away from Khoda. We have full information about our workers and despite that we are cross checking all information and ensuring all safety measures,” told a GM of another export house on the condition of anonymity.
It is pertinent to mention here that just few days back, 611 units of Noida got permission to resume work and many of them got labour as per their requirements.
Few of the factories, which are completing export orders, are also in process to sanitise garments so that they can ensure full safety.