How WhosOnLocation can help you manage coronavirus in your workplace

Bridie Kruck

3 minutes read time

February 10, 2020

Since January 26, 2020, the world has watched closely as the outbreak of coronavirus has moved swiftly across the globe. 

The World Health Organization has developed educational material on what to do should you be affected by coronavirus. This program details what it is, how to protect yourself, myth busters, travel advice, and technical guidance.  The guidelines include; washing hands, staying educated and remaining diligent. You are most likely armed with a business continuity plan which will help you make decisions based on predetermined guidelines, should your organization become affected. 

As a WhosOnLocation customer, you can go one step further to ensure you are taking all the necessary steps to protect your organization. 

Every organization has its own way to manage guests on site but by making a few edits to your processes you can further reduce your organizations’ exposure to coronavirus by alerting the relevant members of your team to a possible risk. 

How can I limit my risk using WhosOnLocation? 

By taking a few simple steps you can add an extra layer of security to your organization by adding a question and triggers to your sign in process. These steps could be especially helpful for customers in manufacturing, construction or those with large amounts of external guests.

How do I set this up? 

Below is an example of a sign in question along with the options you could take to notify relevant parties within your organization. You may not need all of the options depending on your guest policies and procedures.

Example sign in question:  “In the last 14 days have you suffered from the flu or traveled to China?”  Answer “Yes” or ”No”. 

If your guest answers Yes you could implement all or some of the following steps:

  1. A pop up on your Kiosk asking the guest to remain where they are and someone will be with them soon to assist. 
  2. Trigger an SMS to your Facilities or OSHA Manager to notify them a guest has answered “Yes”. 
  3. Make the guest’s host aware by using ‘Answer Share’ to send the response in the arrival email notification once the guest has signed in. 
  4. Send the guest an SMS with a link to a dedicated page on your website that details your policy on coronavirus. 

Use these links for more information on setting up custom questions, triggers, and guest notifications

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