As we stand here in the midst of a pandemic, businesses across Chicago and the state of Illinois are trying to find ways to keep operations rolling while working to mitigate the risk of the virus entering and spreading in their buildings. Of course, that is easier said than done, and companies in all industries are looking for help wherever they can.
One of the worst things that can happen to your workplace is having an employee show up unknowingly with the virus, and it spreads like rapid fire throughout the building. It’s the very thing that can bring operations to a halt and hurt morale, as everyone will be forced to quarantine and deal with the stress caused by knowing they may have the virus as they await test results.
So what can you do to prevent this nightmare scenario from occurring at your place of business?
One way is to have a security officer take employee and/or customer temperature readings at the door. The technology used to take temperature readings has come a long, long way since you were a kid, and mom or the doctor would have you place it under your arm or tongue. Today, employers can use amazing devices, such as no-contact thermometers which provide you with an accurate temperature reading without having to touch the employee or patron. Temperatures above 100.4° Fahrenheit are considered high, and fevers are a common symptom of the coronavirus.
Ideally, you don’t want to make another employee have to take temperature reading checks, since this could cause ill will and put him or her in a difficult situation. Instead, you should use someone who has been properly trained to use and read the device, who knows how to clean it and who can handle any unforeseen disputes that arise over its use.
That’s where a security officer can really help. He or she is properly trained to keep things organized, handle any disputes and protect your business from being adversely affected by a potential carrier of the virus.
In the Chicago area, LawDog Security & Investigations can provide you with trained security professionals to take temperatures and control entry points at your commercial building. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today.
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