Updated: Sep 7, 2021
The health of your workforce is the number one priority. Keep your workspace healthy and happy with obligatory health screening. Here’s how.
After the global pandemic hit the corporate world, many were caught unawares, and gaps in existing health and safety procedures were revealed. While health screening for all employees is now obligatory, following the directive from the National Department of Health, it is time to ensure that you have a robust protocol. How? That’s what we’re here to answer today.
It’s important to note that, when it comes to daily symptom screening data, employers are legally required to screen all employees entering their work premises on a daily basis. Furthermore, employers with over 50 employees are required to submit weekly screening data to the National Institute of Occupational Health for each employee.
What You Need To Do:
To realistically keep your workplace germ-free you need to have an idea of what is sneaking in your front door or, more commonly, hitching a ride with one of your customers or employees. The best way to control what enters your space is to implement reliable health screening protocols.
Here are a few reasons why you need to monitor who (and what) enters the building more carefully:
You will be complying with the government by screening.
You can prevent the spread of sickness.
You have a duty to prevent any harm, pathogenic or otherwise, from coming to your customers.
You can prevent your employees from getting sick if you isolate the issue.
The screening data, as required by the National Institute of Occupational Health, should include each employee’s name, ID, age, gender, and job category, as well as their symptoms’ status and the screening outcome. Symptoms to be considered include fever or chills, a dry cough, a sore throat, shortness of breath, tiredness, a lack of smell or taste, conjunctivitis (red eyes), diarrhoea, a runny nose or congestion, muscle pains, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, and headaches. The report should also reveal the screening outcome – whether no action was required or if the employee was referred for self-isolation, testing, or required to see a doctor.
Now, you might be thinking that it will take a lot of man-hours to monitor and scan everyone that enters the building manually. The good news is that you don’t have to worry about that. Thanks to the advancement of health sciences and technology, we have a solution that will assist in monitoring and screening the health of anyone entering your space on an ongoing basis.