It’s 2021 and we’re sure we can speak on behalf of many people in our community and
say that by now we thought we’d all be back in the workplace with some sense of the
old normality. However, here we are into the 2nd week of January and many of us are
still working from our home office setups, particularly with the UK currently in its
third national lockdown since COVID-19 started to spread early last year.
But, this year, we’re not going to let the words COVID, lockdown, pandemic (or
anything else related to the matter) get to us. We’re excited about what this new
year is going to bring and can’t wait to get back to work safely with the rest of the
team. If you follow us on social media, you’ll have seen us post a quote earlier in
“Being positive in a negative situation is not naive. It’s leadership.”
We felt it was very apt in the current situation we all find ourselves in, and
throughout the last year, we’ve done exactly that - stayed positive in what, for
many, has felt quite a negative situation. Going into this year, we are going to be
doing the same. 2021 is going to be the year of positivity, and we’re positive that
we’ll all be getting back to work quicker than you think.
Which brings us on to today’s blog. We’re encouraging our community to join us in
being leaders, and we want you to feel positive and confident when returning back to
the workplace. So, below are some of our tips for how you can utilise features within
Sign In App (which are all included in your annual subscription at no added cost) to
help you get back to work safely post pandemic. We’ve written a few blogs like this
over the past few months but with new features released, it was time for an updated
2020 brought a lot of new regulations and procedures which we have no doubt will be
staying throughout 2021 and beyond. One of those is the increased importance of
asking health questions to visitors and staff when they arrive on site to maintain
everyone’s safety. Sign In App makes it easy for you to ask health screening
questions, notify team members and keep up-to-date records.
Health screening questionnaires can be set up for iPad sign in, contactless sign in
and Companion app. Learn more about setting them up in our blog
Rejected sign ins
Rejected sign ins is one of our newer features in Sign In App. The unfriendly nature
of rejecting a visitor or staff member’s sign in isn’t our usual style, however as
the need to have full control over who is allowed on site increases, we felt it was
an important feature to introduce. When someone’s sign in gets rejected, they will be
shown a bespoke message with what to do next.
Learn more about rejected sign ins in our user guide
Health and safety messages & policies
The health and safety of people on site is more important than ever and, as we
mentioned earlier, there are new regulations and procedures coming and changing
weekly, and sometimes daily, at the moment. Sign In App allows you to easily upload
and change your health and safety messages, NDAs and policies. Messages can also be
presented through text, images, PDFS or videos to make the information more
Learn more about messages here.
Sign In Points
We initially introduced Sign In Points to enable pubs and restaurants in the UK to
open up with a data compliant contact tracing solution back in July last year.
However, Sign In Points are available for any site with an annual subscription and
it’s a great feature for sites with multiple entrances or exits where an iPad at each
entrance may not be suitable.
Sign In Points allows guests to sign in and out using their personal smartphone by
scanning a static QR code displayed on a poster. Learn more in our user guide
Contactless sign in
After COVID-19, the demand for touch-free technology has increased. Any action
someone can do without having to touch a device that isn’t their own is very welcomed
which is why we introduced contactless sign in. Contactless sign in allows visitors
to sign in with their personal smartphone device by scanning a QR code displayed on
your reception iPad or Sign In Point. We also offer other touch-free sign in options
for staff and regular visitors, including Companion app and Sign In App Tap.
Learn more about making your sign in process safe and secure with contactless sign
While we’re confident that we’ll be returning to the office, we’re also aware that a
number of organisations will continue to have staff working remotely either
permanently or through flexible working. Companion app provides a mobile sign in
option for staff and regular visitors, whether they’re signing in on-site or
remotely. Companion supports the full sign in process, so that includes health
screening questions, health & safety messages and policies, running evacuation
reports, and more.
Sign In App Companion is included in your annual subscription with an unlimited
amount of users, and is available on both iPhone and Android. Learn more
We hope this blog helps when creating your plan to get back to work safely post
pandemic, and if you have any questions about the above features or other ways Sign
In App can help with creating a safe workplace, get in touch with our friendly team!
You can find all the ways to contact us, including live chat and email,