Health and safety risks have become an elevated concern for businesses now needing to add viral outbreaks to their list of building security issues. Protecting the people who power your organization is more important than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a collective awareness and responsibility to protect ourselves and others from infectious illnesses and seasonal flu strains. Human Resource and Facility Security Administrators are now tasked to implement efficient, reliable health screening for all staff and visitors entering their buildings. In the event security threats like viral exposure occur, businesses should track who comes in and out of their facility—knowledge that allows your business to take swift actions like tracing exposure and removing the risk to other employees. A kiosk-based software solution like CloudBadging Location Management can help you mitigate these risks to employees, visitors, and service providers.
Screen and trace everyone on-site
Visitors, employees, service providers, contractors, volunteers—with so many people passing through your facility each day, it is crucial to keep a record of who is on- or off-site. CloudBadging Location Management monitors individuals that come through your doors in three ways:
- Contact tracing
Require people to sign-in each day. In the event of illness exposure, run quick and easy reports showing who has come into contact with an affected individual. By tracing viral exposure within your facility, you can take immediate action to prevent further spreading. Individuals identified as potential risks should be asked to take proper quarantine measures before attempting to return to the office.
Use zoning to minimize exposure. Physically distance employees and service providers in groups, assigning each group to a “zone.” Easily identify who has been in contact with an affected person in their zone and understand which areas of the facility may require further cleaning.
- Pandemic screening
Screen everyone coming on-site with custom questions to determine anything from ‘Have you experienced flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days?” to “Have you recently returned from overseas?”
Communicate your policies
With location management software, it has never been easier to inform people entering the facility of your health and safety policies:
- Welcome screen
Use the banner and welcome screen on your kiosk to communicate policies to everyone on-site. For example, you might display a notice like, “All visitors must use hand sanitizer before entering.”
- Acknowledgment notices
Ask everyone entering your facility to agree to your policies using acknowledgment notices.
Notify visitors of your policies in advance. Pre-register visitors and send a WolPass email detailing any essential information such as, “If you’ve experienced flu-like symptoms in the past 14 days, please reschedule your visit.”
- Receive alerts
Notify the right people if someone attempts to sign-in without valid policy acceptance.
Touchless sign in with mobile
Give users an alternative to direct contact with the kiosk by turning your kiosk to touchless mode. In touchless mode, users don’t physically interact with the kiosk monitor, offering peace-of-mind to those leery to touch surfaces recently touched by others. Instead, a QR code displays on the screen. Staff and visitors use their smartphone devices to scan the QR code and access sign-in requirements from their mobile smartphone devices.
Maintain physical distance
Prevent overcrowding and limit the number of people permitted on-site by setting a maximum occupancy. When the maximum is reached, any further attempts to sign in will fail, stopping additional people from entering your facility.
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