Like many aspects of life, COVID-19 has significantly impacted the way we do business. Offices were closed and remote working was instated for those who are able to continue their work remotely. Many manufacturing plants that were unable to ensure a safe return to work were shut down worldwide, and some reduced production capacity to prevent the spread of the virus.
While many countries have started relaxing restrictions, with no definitive cure or vaccine developed yet, it is evident that COVID-19 will continue to be a threat for a while. As we emerge from lockdown and start the process of reviving our economies, it is vital to adhere to the social distancing rules and other safety measures that we have adopted during this time of crisis for a safe return to work. With this new challenge, businesses will also have to adapt their operations to the “new normal” to protect their most valuable asset, their workforce.
In a new report, Mckinsey states one action that all enterprises must take before going business as usual is to ensure the safety and protect the health of their personnel. It is important that employees know that their health, or their loved ones, are not at risk at this time of uncertainty. This will help businesses maintain a high level of employee morale, motivation to return to work and consequently restore the overall productivity of their operations after a period of slowing down. By making sure that employees stay healthy, businesses can also avoid costs associated with sick leaves, compensation for employee healthcare and reduced performance.
Safe Steps Facilitates a Safe Return to Work
At Boni Global, we believe in the power of technology as a tool to advance and improve societies, which encouraged us to come up with a solution for this global challenge using our expertise proven with many success stories across industries and our patented product suite. With this in mind, we developed our COVID-19 solution, an integrated set of tools that will help businesses ensure the safety of their employees and facilitate their safe return to work.
Safe Steps is an IoT solution that uses wearable devices to warn employees in real time when they are not following social distancing rules and are not at a safe distance from each other. The devices use vibration, sound and light to ensure all employees are aware when they are at risk, no matter what their work environment is like. Safe Steps devices also record risky interaction data and transfer them to the Safe Steps management panel through gateways to be viewed and processed to create filiation reports, allowing for a more accurate and effective in-company contact tracing process.
The Social Distance Score of each employee, calculated based on the duration and distance of risky interactions, can be used for better risk assessment on an individual, team and department basis, allowing management to improve decision-making. With these features, Safe Steps strives to provide all the necessary tools that companies need to provide comprehensive protection to the employees and ensure a safe return to work.
The pandemic has proved to be one of the biggest global crises in recent years and presents many challenges for businesses to work through. However, these difficulties also present businesses across industries the opportunity to adopt innovative new technologies to ensure a safer working environment and be prepared for the crisis today and in the future.
Contact us to find out how Boni Global can help your business achieve that by implementing our COVID-19 solution.