Now that the COVID pandemic has set off the development of a new normal, temperature scanners have become crucial for every business that requires an in-person workforce. Whether it’s one person working an information desk who may leave contaminated surfaces for the next shift, or a large collective of workers who need to stand side-by-side in a workshop assembly line, keeping each other safe can't be overemphasized.
Everyone has had to learn to maintain social distancing, get used to wearing masks, avoid touching their faces, and washing hands often. There is some additional responsibility on the organization to help maintain a high integrity of sanitation and safety.
Given that a fever is one of the most common early indicators of illness, particularly COVID, temperature scanners are just one of the ways organizations can stay efficient and avoid bottlenecks while keeping safety at the forefront.
Here, we’ll examine the top reasons for temperature scanners and why they are crucial for every single in-person person business, regardless of size, industry, or other safety measures being considered or implemented.
In every in-person business, there is some level of interaction. Of course, this is obvious for companies that require people to interact with each other or customers.
However, it’s less evident for organizations that require only one person to work in a space at a time. Every business needs to understand that transmission is still possible, given the life of the virus on surfaces and in the air.
Even if there is only one person who works a day shift and one person who works a night shift, these people have shared surfaces and may breathe air that isn’t perfectly filtered between shifts. Providing a temperature scanner can offer peace of mind as well as help people understand and track potential transmission, should something occur.
Also, by providing an early warning system, employees will be able to relax and work, rather than hold their breath every time coughs to clear their throat or has an innocent sneeze. Even though COVID is on our minds, we can still show up to work with allergies, the common cold, and other maladies.
Knowing that everyone is working without a fever will not only offer a sense of protection to co-workers but will help to protect productivity and efficiency in the workplace - at least from COVID-based concerns. There’s no accounting for workplace distractions like a co-worker’s puppy pictures and wondering who the break room lunch bandit could be.
It’s not just co-workers and customers who need protection. Many people will end up heading home to someone who may be in the at-risk population. By taking every possible precaution, businesses are not only showing concern for their employees and customers. They are extending their civic duty to include friends and family of their people.
This type of network protection means organizations are genuinely taking responsibility for the communities they serve. If a company sees fit to provide soap dispensers and toilet paper, they should have no problem offering basic, preemptive solutions for early detection. And in doing so, they should recognize that they are functioning as a leader in their community.
Temperature scanning has come a long way to meet the variety and volume involved when you try to serve every business in every sector worldwide. Manufacturers have had to avoid screening bottlenecks as colleagues arrive to work.
Manufacturers of thermal screening systems need to build in some level of privacy and are obliged to minimize interruption to company morale or to infuse anxiety into the start of every shift by reminding people of the potential dangers of working in a group setting, particularly during COVID-Flu season.
Temperature screening systems can be hands-off, touchless, fast, and require minimal supervision. This means it becomes as common as having to swipe a badge or use a key to get into the office.
The faster businesses move to adopt temperature scanners as a gatekeeper to the start of every shift, the faster they’ll be viewed as responsible and community-oriented. Plus, thermal scanners will help any business to ensure better morale, productivity, and efficiency in their workforce. Let your company stand out as one that is cautious, careful, and concerned with protection, safety, and convenience by implementing a temperature scan into your routine operations.