We know a lot of small and medium businesses are struggling due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic and currently a lot of these business are closed or operating at a limited capacity. At SATIR Europe we had to implement measures to help protect our staff such as allowing office staff work from home, introduce staggered lunch breaks and rearrange the production area so our production staff are complying with social distancing. So we thought we share some ideas that when restrictions begin to ease that some small and medium sized businesses may want to introduce to protect their staff and business from the coronavirus.
We would recommend management teams and business owners make sure best hygiene practices are being observed. Hand Sanitizers should be installed at various points in the workplace and hand sanitizer should have at least 60% alcohol in them as recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Posters should be placed in the workplace to remind employees to use hand sanitizers and promote good hygiene practices. Below is a link to the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) Coronavirus posters that could be placed in your workplace. Points of contact such as door handles should be cleaned on a daily basis or where possible doors should be left opened to avoid employees needing to use handles.
Social distancing is playing a big part in preventing the spread of the virus because if we can limit the number of people we come in contact with we may also be limiting the number of people who may get infected with the virus. At SATIR we have rearrange our offices and our production area to allow employees have 2 metres distance from each other. We have also introduced staggered lunch breaks to limit the number of staff in the canteen area and where possible we have allowed staff to work remotely from home.
Fever temperature checks are also being taken regularly on our employees and any visitors to the office. This is important to do as a fever is key sign of the Coronavirus, a fever is typically a temperature above 37.8°C. We also ask employees if they have a cough to report it to their manager and to stay at home.
If your interested in introducing fever checks in your business, SATIR has two product recommendations the Hotfind-S and the D160 both are portable, mobile devices. These two products will also meet data protection and GDPR regulations as they take temperatures in a thermal mode and images do not need to be saved on the devices as they both have audible alarms.
To learn more about the Hotfind-S visit https://satir.com/article/medical-hotfind-s-advance-level
To Learn More about the D160F visit https://satir.com/article/d160-entry-level-fever-screening