HELPS EMPLOYEES FEEL SAFER As lockdown restrictions ease, FMs will now be looking at how to roll out measures which will ensure their organisations are complying with the latest rules and regulations. This could cover everything from rearranging office layouts to keep workstations distanced; managing lift access and usage; cafeteria and refreshment provision; managing usage and cleaning of cloakrooms and toilets through to provision of PPE where necessary. These are just some of the basics, but there could be a whole lot of other precautions worth considering.

People are still wary about venturing out as lockdown rules change, without reassurance they’ll be safe to return to work or shop. It’s a challenge for facilities managers across the country to support employees, safeguard their sites and protect, as far as is possible, those who both work in and visit them. The last thing anyone wants is to see a second spike in infections.

One new precaution is the latest in Body Temperature Detection Cameras, now available from Clearway Environmental Services. They offer organisations across the spectrum a way to monitor people without physical contact, thereby reducing the risk of viral spread in workplaces and other settings. They are starting to appear everywhere, from airports to sports and football stadia, as the latter prepare to pick up from where everything suddenly stopped a few months ago, even if matches are played without their usual spectators.

These small thermal cameras can help detect elevated body temperature which may indicate the presence of a fever. With technology offering accuracy of down to ±0.3°, it can take such a camera less than a second to detect someone’s temperature, thus allowing large numbers of people to be screened at the same time whilst on the move, i.e. through a turnstile or entry gate/doors. As people pass one of these cameras, a built-in audio alert will immediately, verbally inform anyone if their body temperataure is elevated to wait where they are, and the system will immediately trigger an alarm to a supervisor so the individual’s temperature can be checked again personally with a manual thermometer.

Clearway is currently dealing with a huge surge in interest in these easily installed, simple camera systems and believes they are one of the easiest and best ways to reassure staff, visitors and the public in these uncertain times that their


workplace, travel or retail destination is being protected as far as is possible, along with the more general social distancing measures and masks, gloves or handwashing. It’s also going to assist the hospitality and leisure trade to get back on its feet when venues are allowed to start opening up again.

Clearway’s system is already in use in a wide variety of locations, indoors and out, such as building sites and hotels, and can either be set up as a standalone arrangement or linked in to an existing access control system which can provide operators and management with greater control.

Anthony Owen, Group Commercial Director for Clearway Group, commented: “Feedback from customers has been very positive as they report no problems with either the set up or running of the system and employees are more than happy to know everyone is being scanned for the benefit of all. While Covid is still out there and a threat, we have to remain alert, as the Government says, and do the best we can to mitigate the risk it poses as far as we are able. This new system goes a long way to help our clients do that.”

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