As restrictions start to lift return-to-work procedures will be at the forefront of discussion in businesses around the world! Although procedures are in place now they will need to be reassessed as more people re-join the workforce and more businesses reopen.
As part of your return-to-work procedure or plan you are likely to require some test equipment; this may not be the type you normally purchase but they will be instrumental in keeping your processes up and running. Test equipment, alongside other measures, could help keep your staff safe!* For example, one of your measures that is likely to become increasingly important is screening for elevated body temperature (EBT) and current advice points to a non-contact method:
Keeping staff members safe will be very important, however, the plans you put in place will differ depending on the nature of your business. When considering the need for EBT screening and test equipment you may ask the following questions*
Forehead thermometers are extremely affordable, therefore you could purchase several for your business. Thermal cameras are obviously more expensive but they are faster! Consider the volume of people and the speed required so your staff members are not forced into close proximity. As more restrictions are lifted and businesses start to reopen to the general public you may even require a fixed-mounted thermal solution.
Forehead thermometers are increasingly used as effective screening tools for the detection of raised skin temperature. In a post-lockdown world we envisage they will be utilised in most places of work and eventually public-facing businesses like bars and restaurants as mentioned in the media.
Product focus: TestMate C-FIT
Recently the BBC has reported that several businesses are considering thermal imaging solutions for elevated skin temperature screening as a way to help keep staff members and the general public safe. Below are videos and case studies demonstrating the uses for thermal technology as a method of detecting elevated skin temperature:
Product focus: Hikvision Thermal Cameras
Hikvision DS-2TP31B-3AUF Thermal Camera Only £1160 with FREE Tridod
Hikvision DS-2TP21B-6AVF/W Thermal Camera
Product focus: FLIR Thermal Cameras
Product focus: Mounted Thermal Solutions
Consider fixed-mounted solutions and walk through solutions for reception areas and high-traffic areas:
FLIR A320 Tempscreen Thermal Solution
FLIR A400 / A700 Smart Sensors Thermal Solutions
Hikvision ISD-SMG318LT-F Walk-Through Thermal Solution
* Please note these are devices are NOT diagnostic tools. They can be used to identify people with possible elevated body temperature. They are practical screening tools suitable for use alongside medical equipment and procedures.