Halewood’s Business Protection team is rolling out a new thermal imaging system to help take more employee temperatures at the start of shift.
The new “Mobotix” mass testing system, which is currently set up in high footfall locations at J32 near the canteen and shop and at T205 in Northworks, takes the temperature of multiple people as they walk past the camera by focussing on the tear ducts of their eyes. The system only flags high temperatures, so it allows the BP team to check lots of people quickly without the need to stop people continuously.
As well as J32 and T205 the team are currently looking for another ideal high footfall location for a third camera to be installed to capture as many employees as possible.
Chris Carmichael, Senior Business Protection Supervisor, said: “The Mobotix system is a brilliant piece of tech which now allows us to get multiple people checked throughout the day – but most importantly at start of shift – without infringing on their day. The system will flash red if it records an employee with a high temperature so we only need to stop that individual and we will then take them to a safe location and check their temperate again five minutes later. Temperature checks are an important safeguarding measure for Covid-19 but we want to keep disruption to the working day to a minimum while keeping people as safe as possible.”
The new Mobotix system is part of a company-wide £100k investment by JLR’s Business Protection team in new thermal imagery technology.