How to Organize Regular Temperature Screening at Workplace
Multiple pandemic restrictions do not stop companies all over the world from reopening and keeping businesses afloat. Business owners now take on a crucial task ― keeping the operation running and protecting their employees’ lives. In some countries, it became a legal matter.
More than 6,800 lawsuits related to COVID-19 have been filed in courts across the United States. The CDC gives clear guidelines on preventing the spread of the disease in their business FAQ.
Temperature screening remains mandatory for dozens of states across the country. In states such as Colorado, employers implement protocols of monitoring symptoms and regular temperature checks. All types of businesses, from malls and casinos to brick and mortar, are obliged to conduct regular health screenings for their employees and visitors. The most common screening suggestions include:
- Screening procedure must be contact-free;
- The temperature should be measured at least every four hours;
- The results must be logged to determine the timing of the disease correctly;
There are several approaches to each stage. Here are some of them.
Appoint a screener
When your coworkers arrive at the office, a screener person measures their temperature using a thermometer (hand or pyrometer). Each measurement is added to a measurement journal, with new measurements coming every four hours.
Keeping such a list isn’t easy; employees take their measurements at different times, and any delays during the workday will first and foremost affect the screener.
Pyrometers are widely regarded as an unreliable screening solution. Add the human factor and cross-contamination risks, and screener people soon become a hassle rather than a decent resolution.
Get a thermal camera
Another way to arrange regular screening is with a thermal imager. The entire setup might cost up to 70 thousand dollars. Imager measures the temperature of people in the foot traffic without facial recognition or logging option.
A thermal camera might provide a sense of security and release people from controlling the screening process. But when people need to measure temperature repeatedly throughout the day, they must pass the pyrometer several times to make sure it registers the person. Not only does it sound like a significant inconvenience, but it also involves gathering coworkers at a single area, creating a dangerous precedent for spreading the disease further.
Install Thermocontrol screening station at the entrance
Thermocontrol automates the screening process while providing consistent results multiple times a day. Thermocontrol Plus provides voice assistance, measurement instructions, and face recognition.
The installation takes less than a few minutes. Thermocontrol measures temperature from several inches in just five seconds while also providing a 0,2 °C accuracy. It integrates with most security systems for automatic face recognition and temperature log. The info includes the full name of the person, time, and temperature result. It is stored in a cloud database, with notifications available from the CRM, messengers, or email.
The device can send reminders to employees, notifying them to measure temperature. Temperature is measured again in less than five seconds. The functionality doesn’t stop there: the device integrates access control and door systems, and grants access based on screening results. If a person logs a high temperature, they might be denied further access to prevent the virus’s potential spread.
A comprehensive screening device is the most suitable solution for the automated and stable screening of people who work on location during the pandemic. The devices are already in operation across companies of different sizes, capacities, and geographies, from Chile to Greece, Germany, and Sweden.
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