From the boarding of chartered transport to their place of work, each BRF professionals have incorporated an average of 30 procedures that were not part of their daily life

02/09/2020 10h13

A set of protective measures adopted by BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, has shaped in recent months a new routine for thousands of collaborators in all regions of the country. From the boarding of chartered transport to their place of work, each BRF professional incorporated an average of 30 procedures that were not part of their daily life.

The new procedures begin before boarding, in a mask, in one of the buses of the expanded fleet to ensure the limit of 50% use of the capacity. The worker, after having their temperature checked by the driver, to make sure they do not have a fever, seeks a seat that is not marked with an "x". 

When entering a plant, they pass through a temperature camera prepared to trigger an audible signal if it is more than 37.8°. At entrances where there is no such equipment, they are submitted to manual measurement.

Within the unit, the worker follows the demarcations for distance in rows and separation with acrylic partitions in the production sites, as well as in the cafeterias. The timing of meals has also changed. Meal times and environments were changed to ensure more distance between people. The occupancy capacity of restaurants is up to 50% of the total. Upon entering the changing rooms, the worker replaces their mask.

All these new routines are monitored to prevent them from falling into disuse. As such, the Company set up teams with the specific activity of monitoring compliance with protective measures. These inspectors are a new type of colleague incorporated into daily work. Before leaving the unit, the worker changes their mask again, with the used mask collected to be sanitized.

 These actions are only some of the measures taken by the Company, in addition to the removal of professionals from risk groups. To support the implementation of the actions in the units, BRF relies on the consultancy of the infectious disease specialist Dr. Esper Kallas and Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, a benchmark in Brazil in the study and treatment of COVID-19 cases.

 About BRF

The world's largest global poultry exporter, BRF is present in about 130 countries and owns iconic brands such as Sadia, Perdigão and Qualy. Its purpose is to offer quality food that is increasingly tasty and practical, to people all over the world, through the sustainable management of a living, long and complex chain, which provides a better life for everyone, from the countryside to the table Based on fundamental commitments to safety, quality and integrity, the Company bases its strategy on a long-term vision and aims to generate value for its more than 90,000 employees worldwide, more than 250,000 clients, approximately 10,000 members in Brazil, all of its shareholders and for society.