When your staff can’t work from home, systems can be put in place now to keep your workforce and your business safe.

COVID-Safe workplace plans need effective record keeping that goes beyond who was working each shift – systems need to communicate quickly and effectively should a case of COVID-19 be identified on-site.

Workforce continuity depends on timely and relevant information being available to contact tracers. If they can’t pinpoint who was a close contact to someone exposed to COVID, work sites could face continuity challenges.

Proximity detecting technology keeping workplaces safe

Contact Harald is a fast tech-based contact tracing system and allows workplace COVID outbreaks to be contained quickly, close contacts tested and self-isolation to occur while awaiting results; also resulting in minimising further transmission in the community.

Contact Harald’s key benefit is the inherent speed at which initial alerts can reach only recorded close contacts, facilitating reduced time to contain an outbreak, implement essential testing and advise self-isolation.

Workplaces using Contact Harald become the ‘first line of defence’ and could readily provide digital primary contact tracing data sets (within the context of their workplace) to assist DHHS commence contact tracing earlier than when COVID-Safe details can be accessed.

The proximity detecting technology is contained within a wearable card – just like an employee ID or access card. Contact Harald differs from a mobile app in that it only works when in proximity to cards worn by others.

Unlike other contact tracing technologies, Contact Harald doesn’t require a mobile phone to act as the hardware to drive the software, it doesn’t use GPS and, when used as a compliance tool in businesses, it can offer 100 per cent uptake.

Lanyard and clip-on versions are available and can be cleaned and sanitised with an alcohol wipe. As the cards use low energy Bluetooth, they also work under personal protective equipment (PPE) and have a long battery life – between six to nine months.

Self-contained, out of the box solution

Contact Harald can be up and running within days. The standard system – cards, lanyards/clips, a tablet-based registration platform and operating software – is designed as an “out of the box” solution that can be deployed quickly, and set up is contactless.

The system is self-contained and needs no complicated IT integration, so onboarding of new workplaces is contactless.

Software can be tailored to work seamlessly across multiple work sites. The system requirements remain the same – each staff member/contractor/visitor/resident still needs their own card, and each work site will need its own tablet to register details.

System specific requests and operational needs can be accommodated to allow the system to work across multiple workplaces.

Customised systems are currently being delivered to workplaces within two to ten days of orders being received, depending on the scope of customisation required.

This partner content is brought to you by Contact Harald. Plan to keep your business COVID-Safe. Be worksafe inspection ready and work through the pandemic. Get in touch with Contact Harald by calling 1800 290 566, emailing business@contactharald.com or visiting www.contactharald.com/ready.

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