Automated health screening for offices and commercial buildings

Teresa Short
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As employees begin to go back to work, managers might consider how best to safeguard their team, and one method to determine fitness to work is to introduce health screening for employees at point of entry prior to admittance onsite.

Automated temperature checks, mask detection and contactless sanitisation checks can all be used together to ensure that anyone who shows an elevated temperature or fever – one of the main symptoms of Covid-19, or anyone who is not compliant with established infection control measures is therefore not granted access to the protected space.

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Temperature screening1

Checking the body temperature of individuals passing through a given site has been in place for some time. Airports are widely using contactless infrared thermometers to check passengers’ fitness to fly. Air France, Singapore Airlines and Air Canada have all adopted temperature checks as standard to all passengers travelling through their respective commercial airports; a direct consequence of the Covid-19 contagion worldwide. The same concept has started to be rolled out into more industries such as education, commercial and consumable production.

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PPE checks

More than 50 countries worldwide have now made the wearing of hygienic masks to cover the nose and mouth compulsory when in a public space. England has recently joined this notion – making mask wearing obligatory when on public transport. Those who do not wear a face covering may be charged with a fine.

The checking of mask wearing is laborious and difficult for an employee to conduct, but there is now the technology available to identify whether or not a user is wearing a mask when they enter into a space. Automated checking systems can identify those without a mask and facilitate efficient, seamless and user-friendly access.

 

 

Sanitisation upon entry3

Many workplaces, retail stores and customer facing companies have installed gel sanitiser dispensers in their premises in order to prevent Covid-19 infection onsite. Contagion via hand contamination transfer is the highest risk of pathogen infection means according to WHO. A study by Gerba published by American Society for Microbiology confirms the dangers of hand transfer on commonly touched objects within high population areas. Automated hand sanitiser dispensers rather than a manual pump system are recommended when considering infection prevention measures.

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H-Sense infection control solutions

In order to assist with infection prevention measures, Gunnebo have launched their infection control solution: H-Sense.

H-Sense is a family of access control solutions specifically designed to provide contactless and automated infection prevention and control functionalities, providing your site and its users with three levels of protection.

 

H-Sense combines automated access control functionalities with three levels of infection control protection. All linked to the right of access at point of entry:

  • Temperature detection
  • Hygienic mask detection
  • Automated gel dispenser

When opting for the complete three level package, management can be sure that all employees on site are fit to work and will not spread pathogen infection whilst in the workplace. Users can be sure that they are symptom-free, healthy, and protected from potential infection from colleagues. Families can also be safeguarded by knowing that their loved ones are health screened for symptoms when they attend work and infection control measures are implemented automatically.

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Screening for symptoms of illness prior to entry secures the building entrance and safeguards the people within it. More information on this important topic can be found within our white paper.

 

For further discussion on health screening solutions, please get in touch via our contact form.

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