Ready to re-open offices? Well, even if you are ready, employees may have concerns on getting back. How do you give them that required peace of mind? By showing that you have thought about their safety and taken necessary steps!
It will also ensure that you don’t reopen only to shut down after few days again. Yes, it has happened before. Bold employers had to retreat with Covid-19 spread in their offices.
So, here is a safe-return plan with five dependable tools. Be sure you tick all the boxes before you take the plunge.
Wobot Intelligence, an AI-based computer vision SaaS company has come up with a plug-and-play solution that can be inserted in existing CCTV camera to track hygiene activities – 20 second hand wash, cleaning activities and social distancing.
All the visual data collected through analysis of objects and gestures is automatically converted into actionable reports. The notifications reach the decision-makers through the app or email.
It takes away the pain of physically monitoring every activity. It has been used effectively by IRCTC and other Indian enterprises.
Truein Face Attendance:
Truein has pioneered the touchless face recognition technology way before Covid happened. With many years of experience, Truein face attendance is feature-packed and is trusted by large enterprises like Godrej, Titan and more.
You don’t need any hardware installation. Install the app on any tablet or mobile and you are good to go. Employees walk to the kiosk (tablet at the gate), their face gets recognized (without any touch), face attendance is recorded in one second and they move on. Sure enough, it has Covid-19 features like mask detection (no entry without mask), screening questionnaire, Arogya Setu notification and temperature check
Right when the employees enter the office, they must be assured of entering a ‘no-touch’ zone. No physical signing of books and no thumb-based access.
Safe Distance App:
Smart Citti and Wrld3D have developed safe distance app. It creates a 3D design of the office and maps everyone’s location. It is like creating a digital twin of the workplace. It shows real-time movement of people inside the office premises. It is easy to see which places are crowded and which are less busy.
Employees can accordingly take turns to use canteen, lifts, pantry or other community areas. It is a big relief to employees who feel safe and mentally at peace.
It is also a two-way app that allows employees to vent out their feelings and report any unsafe behavior around them. Rooms are monitored for maximum capacity too.
Truein Visitor Management:
Who you allow in your premises is critical as it concerns safety of your employees. Truein’s visitor management app detects mask and allows entry through touchless face recognition only. Of course, Arogya Setu status and temperature can be mapped too.
Besides, hosts can allow guests only by invitation and avoid queues at the gate. How does one watch over all visitors manually? One does not. The admin or security personnel is notified for any breach of rules – non mask entry, entry after hours, entry on weekends, blacklisted entries and so on.
Know who, where, when in real-time and take necessary actions before it is too late.
ServiceNow has added new apps to its suite. It helps companies gauge their workforce readiness and prep for the same.
Firstly, it uses Employee Readiness Surveys to take a democratic approach to the reopening. It lets departments take customized approach to making their team members feel safe. Secondly, it has Workforce Safety Management app that helps managers configure a socially distanced workplace, track PPE inventory, schedule shifts, schedule cleaning activities and other necessary Covid essential workflows.
Get ready to reopen
While there has been a slew of new apps after Covid hit the world, most of the apps are duplicate efforts. They do what the Government approved Arogya Setu app does or is just an incremental effort. The overnight app launches also raise concerns about their safety from privacy point of view. Before you go ahead and install any app, be sure to look into its security features.
That said, a lot of apps have been developed by established companies and have proven their mettle over time. Adopting proven technology can help you get back to work while ensuring employee buy-in.