Screenin.me helps companies of all shapes and sizes manage Covid-19 in confidence in line with new HSE contact-tracing and return to work regulations.

Irish start-up Eppione has launched Screenin.me, a new confidential Covid-19 symptom reporting tool for businesses to help manage and mitigate the spread of coronavirus upon their return to work.

Screenin.me was designed to help reduce employee exposure to the virus, while enabling businesses to adhere to the HSE’s Return to Work Safely Protocol.

Screenin.me’s founders believe the platform will help curb time and money wasted on the additional work related to return to work protocols and will allow employees to respond to daily symptom reporting questions in confidence.

The tool is intended to work alongside the physical measures and policies that businesses are putting in place to facilitate a safe return to work.

“The facilitation of confidential daily screening tools helps to create a safer work environment and gives employees and employers additional peace of mind while operating during a pandemic”

Of workers whose employment situation was affected by coronavirus, 94 per cent expect to return to the same job after the lifting of restrictions.

With ‘return to work forms’ now becoming standard practice, businesses are set to experience a flood of new documentation as this return to work commences. Storing and sorting documentation costs both time and money for employers.

Screenin.me helps businesses automate this process and assess their employees wellbeing in a simple, quick and effective manner.

Breaking the stigma

With some employees across certain sectors failing to report positive Covid-19 testing, Screenin.me will also provide a confidential daily symptom reporting service for workers to complete before they leave for work each day. This is to address the new-found stigma attached to being a victim of the virus.

Employees who may be afraid to report positive test results or symptoms to management directly can use Screenin.me to answer employer-defined questions based on simple symptom or status self-reporting.

The answers are then securely stored on an interface where only nominated members of staff can access real-time information on an employee’s pass/fail status and not the specific responses.

“When creating Screenin.me we were very conscious of the stigma associated with Covid-19”

Information is securely stored for nominated members of staff meaning contact tracing can be achieved more efficiently in the event of an outbreak.

David Kindlon, co-founder of Screenin.me said; ‘The facilitation of confidential daily screening tools helps to create a safer work environment and gives employees and employers additional peace of mind while operating during a pandemic. When creating Screenin.me we were very conscious of the stigma associated with Covid-19 and, therefore, employees being able to report test results and symptoms in confidence was a key priority for us.

“In addition to developing a Covid-19 return to work platform, we are also introducing a new, sophisticated reporting feature for Screenin.me, which will give businesses the ability to quickly access and report on data in line with HSE approved protocols should a case arise or should they be required to produce that information.

“The Screenin.me platform is already in the UK, the US and Australia with 55 companies onboard. We’re excited to begin rolling the platform out across Ireland and hope to help as many organisations as possible facilitate a safer, time efficient working environment,” he concluded.

Eppione, the start-up that launched the Screenin.me tool, helps organisations leverage technology to manage HR and employee benefits and recently raised €1.25 million.

By Stephen Larkin

Published: 2 September, 2020

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