Vauxhall Details Plans to Keep Luton Manufacturing Plant Staff Safe

Vauxhall plans to reopen its Luton plant with social distancing protocols in place.

Added: 11 May 2020

How Vauxhall Plans to Keep Luton Manufacturing Plant Staff Safe

Ever since 19th March, the Vauxhall Luton manufacturing plant has remained still, but now major changes are being put in place to allow for the site to reopen safely.

Each staff member will have their temperature checked and will have to wear goggles as well as masks. Additionally, shift patterns will also be altered to accommodate social distancing measures.

Working with unions at the plant, Vauxhall said it was vital that work restarted as soon as possible. Managing Director of Vauxhall UK - Stephen Norman commented: 

"We have over 100 protocols in place to ensure the health and safety of the workforce when we are allowed by the government to commence production. "But for that to happen we have to regenerate customers orders and regenerate demand. For that the retail outlets... the dealerships have to re-open."

Paul Geary from the Unite union which represents a number of Vauxhall staff said in regards to the safety measures, that a "lot of it is going to be trial and error" due to minor issues such as steaming up goggles caused by the special conditions the vehicles are manufactured in.

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