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Keep your workforce safe

Covid-secure desk booking

Use smart workplace booking to navigate your return to the office

As well as enabling remote working, technology will play a vital role in helping enterprises orchestrate a safe return to work.

Underpinning the delivery of updated policies and training, enabling track and trace, controlling workspace occupancy and hygiene…. these are just some of the services that will help reassure staff as they return to the office.

Working with Essential you can find the optimal solution for both your immediate and your future workspace management needs.

Key features

Covid-secure resource booking

Socially Distanced Desks

Ensure people can only book desks that are at a safe distance from one-another.

Staff Contact Tracing

Understand who occupied what workspace & when, so you can protect your team if someone falls ill.

Between-use Sanitation

Prevent touch contamination by ensuring meeting rooms & desks are cleaned after every use.

Validate & Survey

Intercept booking requests to get staff to self-certify or validate their reason for an office visit & gain insights to help plan your return to work strategy.

Benefits for employees

Easy to use & reassuring

Make your workforce confident their office visit will be both safe & productive.

  • Provide a simple pre-booking process & ‘in-booking’ guidance
  • Enable desk selection from maps showing traffic flow, hand sanitisers, etc
  • Guarantee a correctly-spaced desk
  • Allow selection according to features (e.g. riser desk, docking station)
  • Ensure contactless booking & check-in on site
  • Clearly mark desk status (e.g. awaiting cleaning)
  • Make it easy to locate co-workers & colleagues

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Benefits for facilities management

Reduce the overheads of being Covid-secure

Implementing the requisite safety measures & coping with constant change is costly & time consuming.

  • Automatically capture information for contact tracing
  • Reflect the latest Government guidelines with automated policies (e.g. 2ms down to 1m)
  • Assess workforce well-being with the option to intercept requests
  • Make self-certification a part of the desk booking process
  • Support flexibility – e.g. open up over-spill areas such as meeting rooms
  • Orchestrate between-use cleaning services
  • Enable booking of other resources such as parking spaces

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Solution Deep Dive

Covid-secure services

Facilities management services

Keep your workforce safe

Deliver a range of services to help your workforce feel confident their office visit will be protected & productive

Ensure safe distancing

Use pre-designated Covid-secure desks or automatically create a safety zone (e.g. 2m) by taking nearby desks ‘out of service’ when staff make their booking.

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Ease Covid-secure management

Reduce the overheads of allowing for Covid measures

Track & trace

Protect your people by capturing booking details and check-in information. 

With this vital information, if one of your colleagues falls ill, you can run reports on whom they may have come into contact with.

Streamline your meeting room & desk scheduling

Find out how we can help you adopt & adapt the Microsoft Modern Workplace & Azure Cloud for your business