Smartphone takes temperatures to keep construction workers safe

Smartphone takes temperatures to keep construction workers safe

A1 Comms Business has linked up with Hodgkinson Builders by providing a Smartphone which will test its team for a key COVID-19 symptom.

The Cat S61 Android Smartphone has an integrated thermal imaging camera, which detects elevated skin temperature, which could be a sign of fever.

It can pick up the infrared energy which is natural in humans and identifies anomalies in temperature.

If the temperature of the skin is above average, then the individual can be advised to seek further screening.

A1 Comms Business managing director Steve Heald said:

“This is a terrific way in which we can help business feel confident of moving forward in these difficult times.

“Hodgkinson Builders” is an excellent, go-ahead company which wants to fulfil orders and make sure their staff are as safe as possible, so we were delighted to help.

“The Smartphone is simple to use and can be hand-held or mounted on a tripod in less than ten minutes.

“It is also very durable, which means it can be fully submerged frequently in soapy water or sanitisers can be generously applied to keep the device virus-free.

“Indeed, it is the perfect fit for construction companies because it can withstand six feet drops onto steel, exposure to chemicals, bleaches and detergents.”

Ian Hodgkinson, Managing Director of Hodgkinson Builders, said: 

"We are delighted to be collaborating with A1 Comms Business after being a customer for over 10 years and the Smartphone is clearly functioning well.

"Hodgkinson Builders have new COVID-19 safety procedures, enhanced PPE and have now introduced this high-tech Cat-phone to our sites which means we can test our workers at the start of every day.

"We are on top of our health surveillance while maintaining the Government-advised safe distance of two metres.

“Obviously, we are taking the COVID-19 outbreak very seriously and recognise that the health of the nation comes first, so it is essential to work within the Government’s parameters while getting the economy going again.”

Steve added:

“As the Government brings us out of lockdown, we want to be at the forefront of recovery plans and help with longer-term benefit and protection of our clients.

“We think there is an opportunity for all businesses to consider their plans and infrastructure for re-opening their doors in a safe manner and temperature screening and increased levels of hygiene are two key aspects of this.”



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