The number of employees and visitors populating offices and workplaces across Kent continues to fluctuate in-line with the economic impact of Coronavirus and updates in government guidance. A drive to re-populate offices may have moved to newly updated guidance on working from home, but many workers will continue to work from their offices and workplaces across the South East. With it being reported earlier this year that there are now over 100,000 businesses registered in Kent alone, serious questions are raised about how so many employees will be adequately protected. Employers will need to fulfil their duty of care to help ensure the safety of their teams and may also need to combat feelings of anxiety amongst their staff about being present in the workplace.

Many strategies are already widespread in helping make workplaces as safe as possible. This has frequently included social distancing amongst employees, limiting the number of people in certain areas and meeting rooms, providing hand sanitisation stations etc. However, many employees will no doubt be looking for more quantifiable reassurance of their safety, backed up by measurable figures.

Netbox Digital, a Kent-based provider of office printing, copying, scanning and mailing solutions is introducing the latest technology to go one step further in safeguarding employees in the office by offering the ‘Fever Detect’ temperature scanner. This equipment is able to efficiently scan office visitors and employees on arrival, measuring skin temperature and efficiently detecting signs of fever. The machines measure temperatures to an accuracy of 0.2c and offer a clear system of highlighting ‘green for go’, or red to signal a high temperature. The scanners also feature a full software suite, recording everyone scanned with a face database of up to 30,000 images.

Netbox Digital has always utilised the latest office technology. This is an approach that has underpinned the company’s wider success as it has previously been recognised for its substantial growth through being listed as ‘MegaGrowth 50’ company.

Paul Crewe, Managing Director at Netbox Digital comments, “Research has shown that UK workers were particularly reluctant to return to the office when lockdown measures were initially eased. Employers across the country need to rise to the challenge to protect their staff as best they can. Investing in the latest technology sends a clear message to staff that their safety and wellbeing has genuinely been prioritised”.
For more information on this latest technology call call 0344 257 2070 or visit or (both part of the Netbox group of companies).

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