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Technology is helping companies create safe workplace for employees

As employers around the world are trying to figure out how best to bring employees back to the workplace, technology and software companies are bringing in solutions that can accelerate return to work from offices. Though in many countries the rate of infection is beginning to show a plateauing trend, there are several other countries where the second wave of the pandemic has halted businesses and affected operations on an unprecedented scale.

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Businesses are using technology to reopen safely

A recent analysis by JLL finds that companies are turning to technology to protect the health, safety and well-being of employees returning to the office.

Many big corporations around the world like BT Group, Airbus, Siemens, Rolls-Royce and General Motors are trying out wearables for their employees which have proximity sensors to maintain distancing in canteens, warehouses and offices.
PwC, for instance, developed an app for corporate clients to track employees who come into close contact and alert human resources staff if they may be at risk of coming down with the virus.

Thermal imaging cameras have also been suggested as a potential way of helping bring staff back to the office. The cameras use infrared technology to detect radiating heat from a person and then estimate their body temperature. British telecommunications firm Vodafone is deploying heat detection cameras in their offices at the reception area.

Solutions for returning to work

Not all companies like the ones stated above can afford high-tech safety measures as the ones discussed above nor do they have access to such technologies at all their locations. A solution for most businesses is space planning.

Businesses need to reassess their workspaces to consider how to meet social distancing requirements, whilst still creating a productive and inspiring place to work. Our teams can work with you to understand your needs and provide optimized solutions that can be easily implemented.

We have a range of services to support you through these challenging times. We recommend a deep office clean prior to staff returning and the commencement of regular sanitization of desks & IT equipment to complement your daily cleaning regime. Our specialized team of cleaners can provide one off or regular support to ensure your environment is clean, safe and ready for use.

We complement your efforts in implementing social distancing & other health recommendations in your workplace by placing new signage around your offices.

We are currently offering space planning services to;

  • Introduce one-way movement flows through the workspace
  • Move from agile working to fixed positions
  • Close collaboration and canteen areas to avoid unintentional gatherings
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Genio – Crown’s IoT solution for workforce monitoring

GENIO is an IoT (Internet of Things) based workforce monitoring solution. The solution is based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) smart cards which communicates with relays and gateways placed throughout the workplace to gather, analyze and report information related to real time employee location, proximity between co-workers, presence of staff in unauthorized areas within premises.

With a number of features that includes monitoring social distancing using proximity sensors, real-time location tracking, contact tracing, contactless attendance management as well as incident reporting system in case of an accident or emergency, GENIO IoT is a solution that can enable a safer working environment for employees as they return to work.

Find out how digital workforce management system can help accelerate return to work by speaking to our consultants.

Our project managers can work with you to understand your needs and provide that can be easily implemented; now, for the short-term and the long-term post Covid-19.

To know more about our services, please write to us at or speak to our consultants at +91 8080 322 322.

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