WizzPass COVID-19 screening solution

1 June 2020 Access Control & Identity Management

For the foreseeable future, businesses will need to take precautionary measures against COVID-19 to protect their staff, contractors and visitors. As per government regulations, this includes a daily COVID-19 health-screening questionnaire and temperature reading of each person entering a building or facility.

Since April 2020, as new regulations came to light, WizzPass extended the WizzPass system to provide a complete digital system for businesses to have real-time COVID-19 monitoring across their buildings (single-tenanted or multi-tenanted), for both staff and visitors.

The WizzPass staff-screening solution allows:

1. Employees to be pre-screened before they arrive at the office through their own employee dashboard.

2. Touchless on-site screening and daily temperature readings captured for each employee on the WizzPass workforce system.

3. Automatic COVID-19 alert notifications sent to health and safety officers and risk department members for flagged responses and high temperatures.

4. Real-time digital COVID-19 screening reports available through the WizzPass dashboard.

Pre-screening COVID-19 questionnaire

The WizzPass employee dashboard allows employees to perform a daily online pre-screening COVID-19 assessment to quickly self-report their health status before their arrival to work, and to save time when checking in on arrival. The employee dashboard can be easily accessed via the employee’s mobile phone, laptop or PC (any Internet-enabled device).

Businesses have various on-arrival check-in methods to choose from. If the employee was not able to perform the self-assessment before arriving at the building, they can still complete their assessment on arrival. Depending on the preferred process, businesses can choose which on-site check-in method suits each building the best:

Touchless WizzPass security scanner: As the staff member arrives at the parking gate, building entrance, or reception area, security or health officers can make use of the WizzPass handheld scanner to scan the employee’s QR code on their digital access card (or do an employee lookup via email or employee number), record the employee’s answers to the COVID-19 assessment, mark if PPE requirements have been met (if required), and record the temperature reading for the staff member. Only once completed will the staff member be granted access onto the premises.

The handheld scanner can be used at access points such as parking or reception areas and can be used to capture additional details and take photos if required.

WizzPass check-in tablet (with touchless check-in options): As the staff member arrives at the reception or security area, staff can make use of the WizzPass check-in tablet to check themselves in at the building (multiple check-in options available such as employee QR code, facial recognition or employee lookup). Alternatively, the tablet can also be controlled by security or health staff to manage the check-in process with the staff member.

If the staff member has not completed their daily pre-screening assessment, the system will automatically enforce the staff member to complete this on the check-in tablet (or on their own mobile device first) before being allowed to check into the building. If a temperature reading is taken at this point, and if PPE requirements need to be verified, then this can be recorded on the check-in tablet (or on the Receptionist Web Dashboard) for that staff member’s entry.

The WizzPass Check-in Tablet comes standard with a secure stand which can be used to place the unit on any security or reception desk, or the unit can also be wall-mounted.

Touchless WizzPass reception dashboard: As the staff member arrives at the reception area, reception/security staff can use their WizzPass dashboard at the reception/security desk (on their PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone) to select the staff member for check-in and verify the required details.

Touchless self check-in through mobile phone: The staff member can also use their own smartphone to check themselves into the building, thereby allowing a further completely touchless check-in option. This check-in will then immediately appear on the security/receptionist dashboard to allow for verification before entry (if required) and for input of the temperature reading.

Should any staff member have any undesired COVID-19 screening results or have a temperature reading above a certain threshold, then email and SMS notifications are automatically sent to key personnel including the company’s COVID-19 committee, risk departments, security and/or health officers.

All COVID-19 screening results can be viewed in real time directly on the WizzPass dashboard to allow businesses to take the necessary action or precautions if there are any flagged results. All reports are also exportable and searchable using multiple filter options for ease of use and auditing or compliance purposes.

Contact tracing and emergency response

WizzPass makes for easy contact tracing in the event that a staff member or visitor does test positive for COVID-19. The WizzPass system can also be used to see which other staff and visitors were on site during a certain date and time. Furthermore, if required, an immediate emergency evacuation response message can automatically be sent by the WizzPass system to all personnel on site.

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