Lynas Foodservice Introduces New Technology To Help Protect Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic
Coleraine-based firm Lynas Foodservice has announced that it has introduced AI and thermal imaging technology to help protect its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Lynas, the technology, which was provided by Lisburn-based company Integrated Process Control & Engineering (IPCE), utilises temperature screening thermographic cameras to screen employees for a raised temperature, which is one of the key symptoms of the coronavirus.
Lynas has installed the technology at its headquarters, warehouse and administrative site in Coleraine.
"One Layer Of Peace Of Mind"
Lynas Foodservice group facilities and H&S manager Maurice Devenney stated, "We have over 200 staff working at our site, which operates six days per week in Coleraine, and we moved to take extra steps in addition to government health and safety guidance to reduce the probability factor of infection rate and reassure our staff to feel more comfortable and confident in the work place. A high temperate is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, and the thermal imaging solution provides one layer of peace of mind to help mitigate the risk to our staff, and is helping to keep our business operational during the pandemic.
"We installed IPCE's solution of thermal imaging at two locations at our site in Coleraine. The team gave us a demonstration of how the product works and had the solution installed and up and running within a week of first contact. The system is not invasive, and our staff feel happier and confident in coming to work. They check their temperature each morning on arrival and can recheck their temperature at any stage during the day. The system has been up and running two weeks now and the staff barely notice it is operating quietly in the background, checking all temperatures as we walk past the thermal imaging cameras."
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