Automated health screening for offices and commercial buildings

As employees begin to go back to work, managers might consider how best to safeguard their team, and one method to determine fitness to work is to introduce health screening for employees at the point of entry prior to admittance onsite.

temperature check scanner

Automated temperature checks, mask detection and contactless sanitisation checks can all be used together. Anyone with elevated temperature or not compiling with established infection control measures is not granted access.

Temperature screening

Checking the body temperature of individuals passing through a given site has been in place for some time. Airports are widely using contactless infrared thermometers to check passengers’ fitness to fly. Air France, Singapore Airlines and Air Canada have all adopted temperature checks as standard to all passengers travelling through their respective commercial airports; a direct consequence of the Covid-19 contagion worldwide. The same concept is rolled out into more industries such as education, commercial and consumable production.

mask detection PPE check at the workplace

PPE checks

More than 50 countries worldwide have now made the wearing of hygienic masks to cover the nose and mouth compulsory when in a public space. England has recently joined this notion – making mask-wearing obligatory when on public transport. Those who do not wear a face-covering may be charged with a fine.


The checking of mask-wearing is laborious and difficult for an employee to conduct, but there is now the technology available to identify whether or not a user is wearing a mask when they enter into space. Automated checking systems can identify those without a mask and facilitate efficient, seamless and user-friendly access.

sanitisation dispensing gel for entry points at the workplace

Sanitisation upon entry

Many workplaces, retail stores and customer-facing companies have installed gel sanitiser dispensers in their premises in order to prevent Covid-19 infection onsite. Contagion via hand contamination transfer is the highest risk of pathogen infection means according to WHO. A study by Gerba published by American Society for Microbiology confirms the dangers of hand transfer on commonly touched objects within high population areas. Automated hand sanitiser dispensers rather than a manual pump system are recommended when considering infection prevention measures.

infection control access equipment with screen checks

H-Sense infection control solutions

In order to assist with infection prevention measures, Gunnebo has launched its infection control solution: H-Sense.

H-Sense is a family of access control solutions specifically designed to provide contactless and automated infection prevention and control. Providing your site and its users with three levels of protection.

H-Sense combines automated access control functionalities with three levels of infection control protection. All linked to the right of access at the point of entry:

Temperature detection
Hygienic mask detection
Automated gel dispenser

When opting for the complete three-level package, management can be sure that all employees on site are fit to work and will not spread pathogen infection whilst in the workplace. Users can be sure that they are symptom-free, healthy, and protected from potential infection from colleagues. Families are safeguarded by knowing that their loved ones are health screened for symptoms when they attend work and infection control measures are implemented automatically.



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