COVID-19: the Need for a thirty workers to manufacture hospital beds

COVID-19: Besoin d’une trentaine de travailleurs pour fabriquer des lits d’hôpitaux

The manufacturer of hospital beds of The Islet, and Body Medical, is looking for a thirty workers to increase its rate of production.

Since the beginning of the crisis, the company is 100% quebec is being solicited as never before to deliver hospital beds to the four corners of the globe.

“Currently, it intensifies the more possible our operations in compliance with our standards of prevention which are very strict. The increase of our production capacity goes with the hiring of people that we can do. We were already in a hiring mode, but this time, it is even worse. We need people to come support us,” quipped Christian Cariou, president, or Human Medical facility, certified by Health Canada, is established at L’islet, in the Chaudière-Appalaches.

The current employees meet their best by doing overtime. Even the office staff is called to work in the factory, but this is not enough.

“If there are candidates who have the interest, we are going to interview. It wants to increase the rate of fire as quickly as possible,” added Mr. Cariou.

With about thirty employees in addition, the company believes it can increase its production of beds by 50% on a weekly basis.

“We are working to increase the pace as quickly as possible. Therefore, the importance of adding to the world as quickly as possible.”

The customers are served according to the first-come first-served basis.

“We are in contact with the government of Quebec and the ministry of Health to see what the center is prioritized. Quebec is our largest customer. So, you want to make sure to serve them well. We try to standardize the type of product that it manufactures to optimize the production,” continued Mr. Cariou.

The manufacturer, which once belonged to Styker, and also has clients elsewhere in Canada, the United States, Australia and England. Approximately 215 people work in the company, which is in need of thirty volunteers to increase its teams.

Body Medical is seeking welders, but also the staff to make the assembly of beds. The loan of employees between companies that are experiencing a decline is a solution that is envisaged by Body to increase its production in the shortest possible time.


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