Today I am going to tell you 14 points about covid19 related to dairy business through this video.
Taking these 14 points in consideration you can run your business smoothly and help the country.
Milk is a dairy necessity of every household which should necessarily reach every house daily from which your dairies will keep running and milk will reach households.
As you all know milk is an essential commodity for each of us because of which even the government has also allowed dairies to run their business normally. And all people involved in the dairy business collectively are taking care of dairy milk consumption.
People in the dairy business are doing their best efforts in collection processing and delivery of milk and milk products.
First and foremost I would like to pray for each and every person involved in dairies to be safe and even all the dairies taking all needed steps to safeguard their staff and the people are kept safe from this pandemic.
All those who are involved in the dairy business are in regular contact with the governments and customers to make sure that milk is supplied to each and every household regularly.
One more important message which I would like to give you is COVID19 has nothing to do with milk, if milk is pasteurized then there is no danger of falling ill for anyone.
I am sharing these 14 points only to make sure that our dairy business stays fit, always keeps running in a sound manner and milk keeps on reaching everyone.
- Hygiene – We should take care of dairy farms, daily plants, collection centers, retail shops should be absolutely clean and hygienic. For the workers, in all working areas there should be hand wash soap, hand sanitizer available to them in each and every area. The senior management should take care that their staff is well trained and well equipped in taking care of cleanliness and hygienic conditions of the premises.
- Social Distancing – All the workers, staff management should maintain a distance of at least 1 meter from each other. If not necessary then no one should go close to each other, should not shake hands. Normally when we work together we hold each other’s hand and enjoy meals together but we will have to leave these habits.
All dairy staff should examine themselves daily, check their own temperature and take care of their own health. If someone feels like fever, throat infection or feels sick then the worker should not go to the dairy.
- Crowded places in Dairies – There is a threat of COVID19 spread in places like reception areas, at milk collection centres, wherever there is a foot fall that place should be marked and should be announced as a red alert area. At that place marking by making circles or squares should be done to maintain social distancing so that people don’t come in contact with each other.
- Internal meeting – If there is a need for a meeting with someone from outside or from someone in dairy then the place should be well ventilated and should be an open place.
- Disinfection – As we all know we use disinfectants to disinfect all the pipes and stainless steel processing machinery in our dairies but under COVID19 circumstances we will have to majority disinfect each and every part of dairy for which we will have to clean all the external parts of the machines where humans touch is possible such as all the doors the cold room, the processing machinery, Pasteurizers, Cream Separators, Homogenizers, Milk Cans where we touch for maintenance. Disinfection should be done twice a day.
- Safety Gears – In dairy all the workers and visitors should come inside the dairy wearing safety gears, like mask, glasses, apron, cap, shoes, gloves, all body parts should be covered with safety gears. Safety gears should be mandatory to wear for all the persons who are working in the dairy or visiting.
- Uniform – The clothes or uniform staff management or workers wear at the dairy should be washed daily so that there is no danger of COVID19 left in the premises.
- Multitasking – We don’t know when we will have to fight with COVID19. It is a possibility that all workers are not available daily, for that we should train our staff for multitasking. If some of the staff is unable to come and perform the duties then the other worker trained in other work can perform the duties and dairy work does not get affected.
- Visitor Record – You should note down details of every visitor who is visiting in the dairy, if anytime you have come to know that anyone is affected by CORONAVIRUS so that you could identify the person and take precautionary steps. So you should have all the records of visitors, dealers, customers, any other person who is coming inside the dairy premises.
- SIngle Entry and Exit – If there are multiple gates at the dairy then all of them should be closed. There should be only one gate for entry and exit so that we can maintain a record of who all came inside and went out.
- Finding Volunteers – By saying finding volunteers what we mean is to say if this pandemic spreads and there is scarcity of labour for that time we should train people who are interested. We can look out for volunteers from in our neighborhood, employee families, institutes and vocational colleges. They can help us in running the dairy smoothly.
- Unity of Dairies – All the people involved in dairy business should help each other in various practices such as milk collection, processing distribution etc. We should take full use of each other’s resources and strength.
- Inventory and maintenance – We should take note that in a time of need our dairy plant/ processing does not get affected by limited resources or the shortage of spare parts / materials. If your machine needs service for any technical problem you will get service pass for the engineer from the government as our government gives permission for essential services.
- Leadership – Top management should come forward to ensure their leadership skills. I want to give an example of Mr. Sodi who is Managing Director of AMUL. He has given a statement in the newspaper that we will not let there be any scarcity of milk. In a similar way we should come forward and encourage all dairy personals to show and do hard work and not let this pandemic create a scarcity of milk.
I hope above 14 points will be essential to spread it to your teams and dairies for running the dairy business in COVID-19 environment.
I request you all to share this information with your employees, partners, dairy owners so that they have this information on how we can overcome this pandemic situation in dairies.