Select Site Solutions, a subsidiary of Laing O’Rourke, set about designing the temperature screening modules based on the original brainstormed concept. Immediately, Moore says, the production team was enthused. “We knew these were potential game-changers,” he says.
Select worked closely with Beacon to design the layout of the units, helping ensure the set-up could be mirrored easily in subsequent implementations.
Beacon’s Dan Thain explains: “We spent a few days configuring the kit, programming it to get it exactly how we wanted it in order to save the format and configuration files. This allows us to pre- load them from the head office, and means we can now roll out new units as quickly as possible with minimal localised calibration requirement.
“The units themselves are re-purposed shipping containers, with three doors. Through one, you enter the unit, and face a wall with instructions on it. You follow that to the right, where the camera is located, and you are asked to stand there while you are scanned. All being well, you get a green light and go through the door on the left and onto the site.
“If an alert is raised, you are asked to go through a door on the right, where there are several isolation areas. You wait there for a set period, and then are asked to present yourself for a second temperature check – because, for instance, heavy exertion in hot conditions can temporarily raise skin surface temperature. If the second check is fine, you can go onto site. If not, you’re sent offsite for further testing under medical conditions.”