May 13, 2020
Amara Raja Group launches health screening web app
Tirupati, 13th May, 2020: Amara Raja Group, announced that it has launched a web app and has facilitated employee digital platform for their entire workforce of 16000 people during this period of COVID-19. The web app offers an online screening tool, provides information about the disease caused by coronavirus and list guidelines from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health GOI guidelines, where an employee can understand their risk of contracting COVID-19.
The web app ‘Amara Raja People Safety Management System’ (ARPSMS) is developed in collaboration with Doxiva. ARPSMS enables company’s employees and their family members to use COVID-19 self-screening assessment tools to understand their risk for contracting the disease. The app features Individual employee dashboards that helps one to monitor the test results and also offers downloadable summaries of their self-screening assessments.
All Amara Raja employees are required to fill in a series of questions related to test for COVID-19 signs & symptoms and exposure history daily, basis which the app will automatically issue a temporary e-work pass. A detailed user guide has also been provided to all employees with QR codes for easy understanding of the process.
In collaboration with PeopleStrong, consequent to the COVID-19 situation and lockdown Amara Raja Group has extended to its entire workforce of 16000 employees their employee digital platform titled ‘WE@AR’. Using geo tagging, the organisation will be able to understand the employee’s location, and the location data collected can be used to make help available immediately in case of any emergency. In addition, this system also integrates a collaboration platform called Zippi, through which, constant two-way communication can be maintained with all employees.
Amara Raja has also advised all employees to download and use the Aarogya Setu App announced by the Government of India.
“For Amara Raja Group, people wellness, wellbeing and safety has always been of utmost priority. The newly launched Amara Raja People Safety Management System and the extension of employee digital platform, ‘WE@AR’, across all our employees instills a higher level of confidence to them and their families to stay healthy amidst these trying times. As a responsible Corporate, we will continue to take all health and safety measures for our people on high priority“, said G Vijaya Naidu, President – Group CI, Quality & HSE, Amara Raja Group.
Amara Raja Group has made it clear to all its employees that the screening tool on the web app does not replace instructions from healthcare providers or guidance from state and local health authorities.
Currently, the Amara Raja People Safety Management System web app is available in Telugu and English languages.
About Amara Raja Group
Amara Raja is amongst India’s leading business conglomerates with interests spanning verticals from the production of lead acid batteries (AMARON brand), power conversion products, sheet metal products, precision components, electronic manufacturing services, Infrastructure Development, industrial services to food processing. Amara Raja Group of companies with their flagship company Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, are one of the largest manufacturers of Automotive and Industrial batteries in India. Amara Raja Group employs a workforce of over 16,000 people.