For manufacturing facilities, the best way to control COVID-19 is to systematically prevent it from entering the workplace in the first place. To achieve this, management must diligently track their employees and be informed of their health status, however since the virus affects everyone very differently and at different levels, this is sometimes not possible especially for large, highly populated facilities. This creates challenges for these businesses and may prevent safe return to work.
In this situation, it can be assumed that some people might not know if they are infected, which means that there is always the risk of people unknowingly spreading the virus at work. For this reason, manufacturing facilities are forced to adopt social distancing and hygiene measures within the workplace to minimize the risk of transmission.
Boni Global’s Safe Steps solution aims to support businesses in maintaining social distancing between their employees and visitors at all times. Safe Steps and MESS branded solution MESS Safe is helping more than 20 factories protect over 35.000 workers from the risk of transmission in their facilities and facilitate their safe return to work. Below are 6 reasons why Safe Steps is the best COVID-19 solution for businesses available now:
1- Safe Steps is a comprehensive solution that facilitates safe return to work for factories
Safe Steps is a complete COVID-19 solution for businesses that is beneficial before and after there are confirmed cases within a facility. It automates social distancing with wearable devices and empowers the workers to safeguard their health, and provides filiation reports after cases are identified. Supplementing this solution with further measures regarding hygiene and disinfection can provide complete protection for all occupants.
2- Safe Steps is great for complex working environments, particularly factories
Measures like floor markings, screens between workstations etc. may not be practical for very complex areas where a lot of people move around. A solution using wearable devices takes out the guesswork from social distancing in such situations, allowing users to be warned in real time when they are in danger of transmission. It is customizable in terms of warning mechanisms, time and distance so it can be adapted to different situations within the facility. Visual warning with lights and sensory warning with the buzzer can be beneficial for floor workers that work in loud environments, while visual warning with lights can be great for office workers.
3- Safe Steps is cost-effective for facilities with a large workforce
Safe Steps uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology to measure interactions. Compared to other RF technologies, BLE for IoT applications using small, battery-powered devices is relatively low cost and consumes low power, while providing high positioning accuracy. With the 5.1 specification, there is even less need for multiple beacons, making it less complex to implement and more cost-effective.
4- Deployment can be done rapidly for safe return to work for factories ASAP
The situation is time sensitive, which makes it important to act fast. Safe Steps can be deployed within 3-4 weeks depending on company size. BLE technology allows for maximum accuracy with the minimum amount of gateways installed, making it the optimal solution for facilities with large surface areas. With Safe Steps, safe return to work for factories is easier than ever.
5- Safe Steps can be used after the pandemic in other usage situations
Safe Steps is a great solution for current and future health crises, however it can be adapted for other usages as well even after the pandemic. With Real Time Locating System (RTLS) feature added, the infrastructure implemented can be used for zone management, securing prohibited and private areas, authorizing personnel and much more depending on the requirements of a specific workplace. Especially in the case of emergencies and work accidents, wearable technology decreases the response time and can save lives.
6- Safe Steps increases productivity
Solution allows workers to protect themselves at their own initiative, rather than being subject to strict top down regulation. Healthy habits are formed, they can monitor themselves and management can also track the social distancing. With the filliation report, Safe Steps allows management to isolate only those who are at risk of infection to ensure there is no production downtime.
Contact us to start using Safe Steps to protect your employees.