Many thought the world and business as we once knew it would be back to "normal" by now, but unfortunately, that's not been the case. Returning to offices and worksites has been sporadic and inconsistent across industries. If businesses don't take the right precautions, back to work efforts could fail and force employees to remain at home indefinitely for their own health. As business leaders continually work to understand the risks and nuances of returning to work, health and safety precautions have become the priority. The Back To Doing solutions by V-Soft Labs were designed to help businesses of all sizes ensure the health and safety of their most valuable resource: their employees.
Many organizations are adopting the easy-to-use self-certification process. This process requires employees entering a worksite to complete a brief survey consisting of health-related questions to help determine if they are at risk of spreading infection. Such questions include, "Have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?" or "Have you traveled to any of these COVID-19 hotspot locations in the last 14 days?" If an employee answers "yes" to these or similar questions, they may be asked by management to work from home for a specified number of days. The survey can be be taken via a custom mobile application or a simple URL. Self-certification surveys are easy to implement and cost-efficient.
Temperature Checks and Health Screening
A secondary measure for ensuring a safe and healthy workplace is a health screening checkpoint at the entrances of worksites or offices. This checkpoint adds another level of defense against the spread of infection. The most common health checkpoint process is temperature screening, as fever is a common symptom of the Coronavirus. Prohibiting anyone with an elevated temperature is a proactive way to keep employees safe.
The video above and picture below shows an example of employees lining up outside the workplace to get their employee badge scanned and then a designated worker taking each employee's temperature. Temperatures can be taken manually with a Bluetooth thermometer, as shown below, or through thermal imaging, a more advanced solution. The ability to scan employee badges, enter employee temperatures into an app and connect that data to employee profiles is all part of the Back to Doing solution.
Central Dashboard of Workplace Health Data
Having access to employee statuses all in one place makes it easy for business leaders to make real time decisions for the safety of their workforce. All related employee data is stored and easily viewable in a secure central dashboard. The dashboard can be customized to display data points that are most important to business leaders, including separating by different office locations or drilling down to the health status of individuals.
The Right Steps to Keep Your Employees Safe
At V-Soft, we know the challenges of returning to work first-hand. The team at V-Soft Labs has developed a comprehensive solution that is fully customizable to meet your specific needs and budget, from simple self-certification surveys to a full integration of advanced technology features, such as computer vision and thermal imaging. Whatever solutions you choose, let us help you get your business back up and running in the office so you can ensure your employees stay safe and your business keeps growing.