Should You Use a Security Guard to Check Employee Temperatures?

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COVID-19 has changed the way businesses and organizations operate on a daily basis. It’s not unusual for people coming into a building or office to have a “temperature check.” This usually involves a person holding what looks like a little gun (an infrared device) to a person’s forehead and then pressing a button to get a digital readout of that person’s temperature. By doing this, they can see whether or not the person has a fever. If they do, they should not be there! If they don’t, they’re “safe” to come into the building or office.

Temperature Checks Can Help Control the Spread of Disease in Workplace

While temperature checks may be an imperfect measure, they’re one of the tools companies use these days to help prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace. 

Besides temperature checks, some measures include asking people if they have any symptoms of COVID-19 (such as coughing, shortness of breath) or if they’ve recently travelled to a high-risk area recently. 

Most companies have scrambled to find someone to take people’s temperatures and ask them questions/fill out forms. Is this a duty to give to an office assistant? What about asking a security guard to do this?

COP Security has security guards you can hire to handle your company or organization’s temperature checks and COVID-19 questionnaires. Our professionals can literally watch the door to make sure no one gets into your place who shouldn’t be there, including a person who may have COVID-19. 

With training, personal protective equipment, a no-touch thermometer, and an understanding of confidentiality considerations, security guards can take people’s temperatures and help ensure a safe workplace.

These days you can’t be “too safe.” People are nervous and worried about the spread of COVID-19. What is your company or organization doing to protect people from harm?

Need someone to take temperature checks where you work? Call COP Security at 585-750-5608.

Written by barton_secure

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