Thermal testing for businesses
One of the primary symptoms consistent with COVID-19 is an elevated body temperature of above 38°C. To ensure your workforce is fit and well enough to work, we can provide qualified nurses to undertake thermal testing using touchless temperature scanners on your premises.
Thermal testing is non-invasive and produces instant results. It should also be carried out by a healthcare professional to ensure tests are conducted safely, effectively, and medical advice can be given when necessary. Thermal testing can also be used to assess whether visitors can enter your workplace.
Pulse has a vast database of qualified nurses and healthcare assistants ready to be placed into thermal testing roles, and we’re already supporting the world’s largest eCommerce business and the UK’s most well-known private medical insurer with their thermal testing.
- The tester will be provided with a medical grade thermometer and personal protective equipment, including: surgical gloves, face masks, and a lab coat or disposable coat. Alcohol-based hand sanitiser must also be accessible in areas where testing is conducted.
- The tester will ask employees whether they consent to having their temperatures tested. If an employee refuses to be tested, he or she will not be admitted to the workplace, on the basis that their attendance could jeopardise the health and safety of others.
- In addition to conducting temperature screening, the tester will ask each employee who enters the workplace whether he or she is exhibiting any flu-like symptoms (coughing, shortness of breath, fever) or is otherwise feeling unwell. The tester should also ask whether the employee has had close contact with someone in the past 14 days who has been diagnosed with, or is presumed to have, COVID-19.
- If possible, employees should be tested and asked the above screening questions in a private or semi-private area, out of the sight and earshot of their colleagues and other visitors.
- Test results must not be collected, recorded, stored, used or disclosed for any purpose aside from determining whether the employee should be permitted to enter the workplace.
- Employees with temperatures at or above 38°C, or who answer “yes” to any of the screening questions, will be advised to return home, self-isolate, and contact 111 to discuss their symptoms, treatment options, quarantine requirements, and for an assessment regarding the next steps.
Do you require thermal testing in your workplace?
If you're interested in hearing more about our thermal testing service, or would like a quote, please contact Sarah Chadwick on email@example.com or 07935 336 489. Alternatively, please complete the short form below and we'll be in touch.