As the second wave of COVID-19 struck us hard, Premier Energies, one of India’s leading Solar PV Cells & Module manufacturing company, has been taking every measure to care for its employees in these difficult times.
Premier Energies cut down the manpower by almost 50% and incorporated staggered shifts at the factory sites; one situated in Annaram Village, Gummadidala and the other at Maheshwaram (M), Ranga Reddy District. The company has a manpower of over 500 staff at site in regular times. Premier’s headquarter has moved into complete work from home mode. The company enforced strict covid behavior protocols by enforcing 100% masks and social distancing on the shop floor as well as company transport. The company has also conducted free testing for all its employees, laborers, and contractors. So far over 500 employees have been tested.
As a part of its continued commitment to secure the health and safety of its people and the communities at large, Premier has undertaken several initiatives for the employees such as distributing safety masks, face shields and immunity boosting tablets. Regular sanitization of all rooms, cleaning of floors and facilities across factories, partition in cafeterias have been initiated.
In light of any employee testing positive for COVID- 19, Premier arranged isolation rooms for its employees who were away from home. In addition, employees are being provided with nutritious home cooked food, timely medicine, and doctor consultancy at hand. In the event of need for hospitalization, Premier has used its vast network for providing hospital beds at the earliest to its employees. To further support its employees, Premier introduced a comprehensive COVID -19 leave policy and interest free loans to meet with emergency medical expenses. The company is in advanced discussions with certain private health organizations to conduct vaccination drive for their employees.
Niyathi Madasu, Chief Human Resource Officer, Premier Energies, said, “With employee safety and well-being being our top priorities, all our efforts are in place to ensure that utmost care is given to our employees, who are a part of the Premier family. We are closely monitoring our employees with regular health checkups and doctor on call facility. As part of the new COVID-19 policy, employees are entitled to paid leave for their recovery and betterment”.