When it comes to keeping your workplace and your workers safe, every preventive measure you can take counts.
Especially during these trying times with COVID-19.
But what if we told you that it’s possible to take action and minimize the impact of COVID-19 in your workplace?
If you haven’t yet, now is the time to take that extra safety precaution when welcoming visitors or contractors onto your site.
The cool thing about this is that going contactless is not as difficult as you might think. It’s all a matter of reducing the contact your visitors have with surfaces that everybody can touch, such as those filthy paper sign-in sheets.
Keep your eyes glued to this article and find out how.
Why would you want to reduce the number of surfaces you touch during the COVID-19 outbreak?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. It’s transmitted through the air, and it can linger on surfaces. Droplets of saliva carrying the virus can survive on surfaces even after 24 hours, which makes it crucial to reduce the number of surfaces you touch (including your face and nose) to minimize your chances of getting sick yourself or turning your workplace into a breeding ground for COVID-19.
Now that you know that, why wouldn’t you want to protect yourself?
Take a look at this handy chart and get to know the symptoms so you can be prepared.
Here’s the full-screen version
Sadly, cleaning the places and objects visitors touch might not be enough to keep your workplace safe; that’s why you need a friendly app to help you step up your game.
Sine is that check-in app, and it can surely help you reduce your contact.
How Sine can reduce the number of surfaces you touch
Eliminating pen and paper checkout
Let’s say you’re using pen and paper sign-in sheets (please don’t). Even if you didn’t misplace any, you’re still exposing your company to COVID-19.
Maybe Tim, your part-time security guard, sneezed over the form, and even if he’s not infected, you’ve got to admit it’s gross to handle snot-covered forms.
Now instead of having to engage with your visitors face-to-face to grant them access to your workplace, you can receive an alert each time they come to your site so that you can grant them access.
Geofencing sets a virtual fence around your workplace that gives you visibility over the site and all the people who are currently signed into it, including workers, contractors, and visitors.
This way, instead of greeting a potentially sick person, you can create a quick workflow with questions to ask before they enter your site, so that they won’t go in and potentially endanger others and themselves.
Reducing face-to-face interactions at your front desk
It’s not easy to say this, but your front desk person might have to greet visitors in person at least once to make sure they are who they say they are.
But once you’ve passed that initial interaction, you can use Sine’s face check feature so every time Jasmine, your IT person, comes to check your network, she doesn’t have to go to your front desk.
Instead of going to the front desk, she can check herself in at a Sine kiosk, and if she coughs, you can wipe it after, reducing the chances of the virus’ spread.
Face check gives you an extra layer of protection against viruses and human malfeasance. You can use it to keep a distance from visitors while still checking them in, and you can even check them for symptoms of illness and make sure they’re all right.