Orthoplastics, part of the Viant Corporation and a world leader in the development and supply of both implantable-grade plastics and biocompatible plastics for instrument applications, has modernized their employee time tracking system by migrating from card-based time clockins to touchless face recognition and temperature screening as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two facilities at Orthoplastics are about 50 kilometers north of Manchester, UK and offer a combined size of over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing, lab and office space. These advanced facilities with state-of-the-art plastics fabrication and laboratory technology allow Orthoplastics to achieve both high quality and high customizability to their customers’ needs.
Touchless Temperature Screening Transforms Employee Time Tracking
Orthoplastics is highly focused on ensuring the health and safety of all staff and visitors at their facilities and has resumed safe operations as of April 2020. As well as stringent social distancing measures and abundant access to hand sanitizer and personal protective equipment at work, contactless temperature screening is a crucial element of Orthoplastics’s effort to protect individuals on site. As a manufacturer of essential medical plastics, Orthoplastics cannot shut down, but must instead take every step necessary to keep employees healthy.
Invixium’s COVID-19 solution was introduced to Orthoplastics by a system integrator customer of Invixium distribution partner CQR Security that has positioned IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit as one of its leading security solutions. Orthoplastics ordered IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit devices to support a staff of 200 spread across its two sites and utilized Invixium’s established Net2 integration via IXM Link to communicate clockins with Net2’s timesheet feature.
In response to CQR’s recommendation of Invixium’s touchless temperature screening and face recognition solution, Managing Director Stuart Adams said, “Security is at the heart of what we do at CQR. Being able to offer our customers the Invixium touchless face recognition and temperature screening solution to ensure the security of their buildings and support the safety of their staff throughout the pandemic is something we are proud of.”
“Here at Orthoplastics, our priority is always our people. We are doing everything we can to make sure that our employees’ health, safety and well-being is at the core of everything we do,” said Mark Allen, Managing Director at Orthoplastics. “Aside from the changes to the workplace and our working practices, we have also implemented a COVID team who regularly meet to review the latest government advice to make sure we are following the most up to date guidelines and whether there are any further actions required to remain COVID secure. We have kept employees up to date and made sure they are involved in any changes to working practices to ensure the safety measures are adhered to and effective.”
“The effect of installing IXM TITAN with Enhancement Kit has been quite positive,” said Mark Hereward, Business Systems Director at Orthoplastics. “When the pandemic began, we needed to pivot very quickly to an appropriate and effective system for protecting staff health throughout the day. Along with making PPE available and enforcing social distancing, temperature screening during shift changes has been a great help for us. The installation of TITAN was very easy to get up and running, and we’re pleased with how Invixium supported our transition to a touchless time tracking system.”
“Invixium has always taken pride in assuring employee safety and security through impeccable biometric products,” says Shiraz Kapadia, CEO & President at Invixium. “Our installation at Orthoplastics highlights this commitment and accentuates how security has evolved to encompass employee health in light of COVID-19. We are very proud that our advancements in biometric solutions have enabled Orthoplastics to offer employees a healthy, safe, secure and productive work environment.”