Rennicks has invested in two new technologies to help increase the safety of road workers and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Personal Safety Zone (PSZ) and Fever Screening Technology bring together the latest advancements to help with safety and social distancing as well as health challenges.
Ross Bullerwell, Managing Director at Rennicks said: “Our passion for highways means that we want to help the industry get back to something approaching normality as soon as possible. To do that we recognise that operatives and staff at all levels must feel safe and protected.”
The first of these innovative technologies is the Rennicks Personal Safety Zone (PSZ)– an innovative technological solution for social distancing which will help ensure individuals maintain the correct distances and do not create gatherings. If two individuals get too close to one another, an alert is sent to warn social distance thresholds have been broken. The PSZ+ version also enables you to monitor the number of people entering and exiting a zoned area, sending an alert when the maximum number, or time in the zone, has been exceeded, according to the company.
Second is the Rennicks Fever Screening Technology. A common symptom of the coronavirus as we all know, is a fever. If we can detect the body temperature of our workforce and those entering our facilities, we can help reduce the spread of infection. Designed to provide the first line of defence, Rennicks has launched a range of thermal cameras with high temperature accuracy to detect elevated body temperatures which may indicate the presence of a fever.
“Protecting our staff, families and the public from COVID-19 will be the key factor as we progress back to normal working. This will be critically important in offices, depots, retail outlets, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, construction sites, and transport hubs,” adds Mr Bullerwell.