It’s safe to say that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have changed in ways we never could have imagined at the start of the year. We’re all dealing with a “new normal”, be it coming to grips with lockdown, putting on a face mask to go to the shops or following social distancing measures. These changes have impacted workplaces too, with it being essential they have the correct precautions in place for the safety of staff and visitors.
Being COVID aware and becoming COVID secure is not something that any of us have had to do before, which is why a visitor management system can really help.
Helping with Track and Trace
With the launch of the new smartphone Track and Trace app, we’re all aware of the Track and Trace programme. This is where contact details are taken from you in hospitality venues so you can be informed if you’ve come into contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID-19. A similar process for visitors and staff is possible for workplaces too.
With the InVentry management system, you can see who’s been on site at any given time. In conjunction with the system’s health declarations, if a member of staff or visitor confirms they are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, you can see who else was on site at the same time and contact the relevant people to inform them.
As part of social distancing measures, we’ve been told to limit touching surfaces as much as possible, because the virus can stay on surfaces for up to 48 hours. With InVentry, contactless sign-in is a natural part of the log-in process. Staff members sign into the console via a staff ID badge. With visitors, you can send them their own personalised invitation with a QR code to access the building and sign in, keeping contactless sign-in throughout the site.
New features helping to fight the disease
Our latest new features also help combat the COVID-19 pandemic. These include Health Declarations, as previously mentioned, whereby you send a daily email asking staff and visitors to confirm they are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19 before entering the workplace.
Capacity Management is also a new feature which allows you to set a capacity level for the building and receive notifications when this level is met, breached and back to an acceptable number. This is great at managing numbers but also enables you to adhere to the two metre social distancing rule in reception.
The InVentry sign in system is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your business. We can arrange a FREE online demonstration so that you can see at first-hand how the system could benefit you. To find out more about the InVentry sign in system, give us a call on 01237 420010.