A Scottish specialist in lone worker protection has launched a new tool to help get people back to work safely as non-essential businesses emerge from lockdown.
Safe Shores Monitoring has developed Safe Trace, a contact tracing and visitor management tool that uses QR codes to securely record the details of customers, visitors and staff. This allows premises to maintain safe distancing by monitoring the number of people who have entered and departed, with the encrypted data deleted automatically after 21 days to meet data protection obligations.
“Measures brought in to prevent the spread of coronavirus have controlled the disease but poleaxed the economy,” Safe Shores chief executive Tom Morton said. “We may not see the return to ‘normal’ any time soon, but we need to put up the open sign and get back to work.
“Inevitably this will involve increased activity, whether that’s the office, the warehouse, the restaurant or the museum. As we start getting out and about more, we need to adopt measures that ensure those who are returning to workplaces and other spaces can do so safely and in a way that is compliant with contact tracing as well as data protection legislation.”
Headquartered in Glasgow with an alarm receiving call centre in Dunoon, Safe Shores employs 21 people providing location-based safety systems for more than 150 UK organisations.
The Health & Safety Executive, Marie Curie Cancer Centre and outsourcing company Capita are among its clients.
Safe Trace is said to be effective for visitor attractions, shopping centres, business premises, pubs, clubs, restaurants, care homes and GP surgeries.
“Some people are itching to get back into the office, while others aren’t as keen,” added Mr Morton, who set up Safe Shores in 1998. “We have designed Safe Trace to provide peace of mind for employees and employers alike and in a way that is easy to use as well as inexpensive to implement.”
Source: The Herald