Thermal imaging technology installed at agent’s offices to detect Covid-19 symptom

Reading based Haslams Estate Agents has introduced to its offices the very latest thermal imaging technology, supplied and installed by Nexus DMM.

The solution recently featured on BBC’s One Show.

Dave Hall, Nexus DMM Managing Director, said:

“We have installed solutions for numerous schools and companies.

“Typically, our clients are large corporates like Oracle and Brockton Capital, but our solutions are just as relevant to smaller companies such as Haslams that place an importance on the health and well-being of their customers and staff”.

The solution installed for Haslams means that every person entering their offices can have their temperature checked by a camera to ensure that they do not have the temperature related symptoms of Covid-19.

Steve Woodford, Haslams’ Managing Director said:

“We have a responsibility to do whatever we can to manage the health and well-being of those that come into contact with us and the Nexus solution is perfect for that.

“It is a quick and non-invasive way of checking peoples’ temperature when they come into the office and people are quite happy to do it as they realise that it is there to safeguard them and others and it provides some reassurance in these anxious times.”

 

In other Covid-related news, local flare-ups, such as the one seen in Leicester, could result in more areas experiencing a second lockdown.

With the serious threat of a possible second wave in certain areas, it is crucial that estate and lettings agents act according to health guidelines and prepare by ensuring they have the necessary procedures and virtual tools in place if required.

Iain McKenzie, CEO of The Guild of Property Professionals, says:

“The lockdown in Leicester is a reminder to all within the industry that while we are currently able to trade, COVID-19 is still a very real threat and we need to ensure we are protecting our customers and our businesses by being prepared and following government guidelines.

“Agents who are not following health guidelines are doing so at their own peril and are placing themselves, as well as their vendors and buyers in danger.”

The Guild of Property Professionals Compliance Officer, Paul Offley, has issued recommendations to agents in the Leicester saying that teams should work from home where they possibly can, even though there is no formal requirement for estate agencies to close their offices.

Offley’s other recommendations include:

  • Offices which do remain open, should operate an ‘appointment only’ system and follow full social distancing measures at all times.
  • The requirement for no non-essential travel should be followed – this means travelling to work would be permitted but no other travel within the lockdown areas – unless essential.
  • All viewings and valuations should be conducted virtually, and no physical meetings should take place in the lockdown areas.
  • All other aspects of your Covid-Secure risk assessment and operating plan should be strictly followed.
  • Any member of your team who develops symptoms should follow the NHS Test and trace guidance which can be viewed at nhs.uk/coronavirus or call 119.
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