As the country embarks on the slow road to recovery post-COVID, businesses across Lincolnshire are pivoting to support our nation’s return. Amongst them, SPSC (UK) Ltd, a company specialising in health and safety technology aimed at the leisure sector.
While the company is well established within the Leisure and Aquatic sector, all projects screeched to halt. Despite the challenges of the lockdown, the team at SPSC rose to the challenge and two solutions emerged: Therma-i, a contactless temperature screening solution and Visitor Management System (VMS), an evolution of traffic light system for flumes.
Managing Director Rob White says: “Before the lockdown we were in the middle of research and development for the next generation of our products, looking to utilise Thermal Imaging Technology and provide more accurate drowning detection.
“As we went into the lockdown it was clear that the world as we knew it won’t be waiting for us on the other end. We examined our internal expertise and how we could pave the road to a safe return”.
As the company had already done extensive research into Thermal Imaging, it was well-positioned to apply it to a new use. On the surface, Therma-i appears to be a tablet with a camera but the discreet device packs a punch. Therma-i accurately screens temperature to within 0.3 degrees in less than 3 seconds and can even detect if a face mask is worn.
VMS is an embodiment of crisis ingenuity; the original traffic light system designed for flumes has been updated to accurately track movement through one entrance (instead of typical two-point measurement). As retail and leisure sectors grapple with the challenge of maintaining adequate occupancy, VMS can automatically add and subtract visitors from a pre-set maximum occupancy.
Managing Director Rob White says: “All things considered, it is remarkable how the team have pulled together and what we have accomplished in a short but very turbulent amount of time. Seeing the team collaborate through new mediums and finding new ways to get the product to market, without once seeing each other in person is astounding.”
On July 4th, SPSC UK Ltd assisted in the reopening Talking Head Salon, by supplying Therma-i. Keith Reeve, Salon Director of Talking Head said: “We have put Therma-I in our reception area where all clients and employees have their temperature taken.
“Our clients have welcomed this new addition, Therma-I requires no contact and the screening is done at a safe distance before they enter the salon. The device is discreet, and the screening takes maximum 3 seconds, posing no disruption to how we work”.
The Lincoln-based SPSC (UK) Ltd., have a long-standing reputation for developing and distributing innovative safety solutions and has taken its 20 years of experience within safety technology and adapted to support the return of British businesses and public organisations.