Healthcare – Since the new requirements for social distancing came into place, monitoring the people entering your buildings has become essential to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for your staff, patients and visitors.
Checking temperatures and lowering the occupancy numbers for walk in centres, GP drop-in clinics, waiting rooms and even staff restaurants minimises the risk of infection, but can be time consuming and costly.
For many healthcare estate teams, an interim solution involved staff counting people in and out of buildings and taking forehead temperatures, but with numerous buildings across your estate, each with multiple access points, this is not a viable solution in the long term.
Stadia – Getting sports fans back into stadiums, when the opportunity arises, is critical to the continued viability of that venue. Since the new requirements for social distancing came into place, monitoring the people entering your stadiums should be essential to ensuring and maintaining a safe environment.
For many venues the solution that has been proposed, and tested for some, is for event day stewards to take forehead temperatures of fans. The problem is that having to scan each visitor’s forehead manually takes time and for those venues that can accommodate thousands of fans this ends up as a costly and time consuming process. This type of manual check can case delays and queuing, and can place stewards at greater risk.
Travel hubs – This sector has been hit hard following COVID-19. In addition to fewer people travelling, differing government requirements that are often placed at short notice on domestic and international travel has increased the pressures on travel hubs to respond rapidly and appropriately in order to continue operations.
International travellers will likely be required to show that they are COVID-19 free before travelling and then be subject to a testing regime on arrival. These tests can be a time-consuming job, particularly given other vital checks such as security and immigration. The common solution involves staff to take forehead temperatures but this is costly, time consuming and can cause delays to travellers and operators. It also places those doing the scanning at greater risk.
Travel hub operators also need to show a duty of care to their staff, visitors and third parties
Retail – Organisations in this area have had differing experiences when it comes to COVID-19. For those that are online or have been able to remain open, trading has been buoyant. For those only periodically open or shut throughout lockdown, planning for safe reopening in the coming months is vital.
Retailers need to show a duty of care to their staff, customers and suppliers. They also need to meet the rapidly changing government requirements on hygiene measures, safe movement, and reducing virus transmission.
Some retailers have implemented temperature scanning for anyone who enters their premises. The common solution forehead temperatures to be taken on entrance to the facility, yet not only is time consuming, it places those doing the scanning at greater risk and the handheld scanners used are not the most accurate.
Office – Whatever the new working norm looks like employees will be returning to their offices, for some it might be a couple of days a week, for others five days.
Employers need to show a duty of care to their staff, customers and suppliers while also needing to meet rapidly changing government requirements to what constitutes safe working environments.
Some employers have implemented temperature scanning for anyone who enters their premises as part of a suite of measures to be introduced. The common solution is for someone to take forehead temperatures, yet not only is time consuming, it places those doing the scanning at greater risk and the handheld scanners used are not the most accurate.
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