How the InVentry sign in system could help your school in a medical emergency

There have been a number of schools across the country that have already had to close due to potential Coronavirus outbreaks. For many schools it’s not yet a threat, but the thought of it is a concern while schools are open, so they’ll need to keep on top of any medical issues at any given moment.

The InVentry electronic sign in system helps both primary and secondary schools alike manage visitors, staff and student sign in with speed and ease. Yet it also has several benefits in a potential medical emergency…

Know who your first aiders on site are

The InVentry system holds pertinent information on staff members so that it can be accessed at the press of a button; if a student suddenly falls ill, in an instant another member of staff can see which members of staff, that are currently on site, have first aid training and quickly get hold of them in an emergency situation.

Check pupil medical records

The system also allows secure and swift access to medical information held on file about pupils. You can quickly check their pupil information and find contact details for parents, quickly and easily. InVentry apps allow staff to access all this information while on school trips with pupils, without the hassle and GDPR considerations of slips and paperwork.

Keep track of visitors

When visitors sign in, the InVentry printer quickly prints a photograph visitor badge for them, with multiple options including thermal and colour passes. It allows staff to easily keep track of visitors who are on site, valuable information during risk of an outbreak. When visitors sign in, the member of staff they have come to see gets an alert via email or text message that their visitor has arrived. InVentry can recognise visitors that have previously been on site to speed up their sign in process.

Make evacuation smoother

The InVentry Evac App offers an evacuation roll call, including up to date pupil lists should you need to empty a classroom quickly.

Numerous other benefits

More than 6,000 schools across the UK have InVentry; it’s a modern solution to the age old problem of keeping track of hundreds of children, staff and visitors across a large school site.

One of the cornerstones of the InVentry system is the 20” touchscreen monitor that is installed at the school reception or main entrance area. It comes with an integrated webcam, customisable front screen and widget. Acting as the main way for people to sign in on site, it’s designed to be intuitive and easy to use, so visitors, staff and pupils alike can use it in just a few straightforward steps. It also links in directly to the school’s information management system to provide real-time information on pupils, staff and visitors who are on site, throughout the school day.

The InVentry DBS and safeguarding module serves as your single, central record of DBS checks for staff and visitors. The system can manage when DBS checks are due to expire and set reminders through the DBS checker tool.

In terms of pupil management, it can record their time of arrival and reason for lateness, all recorded and synchronised with the school’s management information system. The system’s pupil module has the ability to record the parent/guardian who collected a child early or from a club, while it also records “late collections” from school.

The InVentry sign in system is designed to be flexible and can be adapted to meet the individual needs of your school. If you would like to find out more about the InVentry sign in system, give us a call on 01237 420010. We can arrange a demonstration at your school so that you can see firsthand how the InVentry sign in system could benefit your school.

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