Morson introduces coronavirus tracking app for its contractors

Morson Group has developed a contact tracing app to detect coronavirus, which it has now rolled out to its 3,000 contractors across the UK.

According to a statement released this week by the global recruitment specialist, the ‘Fit For Work’ app is an early intervention technology which identifies whether its contractors are experiencing symptoms of the virus before they attend client worksites, ensuring they are not exposed to those who are deemed high risk. 

The app uses facial recognition technology to validate a worker's identity, then takes a time, date and location stamp. It then asks questions relating to coronavirus and its typical symptoms before issuing an immediate notification to supervisors, who then advise whether the worker can safely progress to site or if they should move into isolation.

If a worker is told to isolate, the data can then be used to track which sites they have attended and who else has been in their vicinity. Anyone found to have worked with an individual who later displays symptoms of the coronavirus is told and advised on what they should do next.

• Comment below on this story. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend. Our editorial email is [email protected]

Nano Search & Selection expands into the UK market

A Merseyside recruiter that has been operating exclusively in the US energy storage recruitment market is celebrating its first year of business by expanding into the UK market.

New to Market 7 August 2020

ANALYSIS: International contractor recruitment – where’s hot and where’s not?

Covid-19’s impact on the world of international contractor recruitment has certainly been extensive, with travel restrictions causing many projects to be put on hold throughout the last few months.

5 August 2020

Jobs still being created despite recent gloom

Off the back of dismal job news in recent days and weeks, good job news is surfacing in the construction, energy and hospitality sectors with announcements from both government and the private sector.

4 August 2020

iO Associates opens Tampa, Florida office

Tech, digital and engineering staffing specialists iO Associates has opened a new office in Tampa, Florida, headed up by Mark Lloyd (pictured).

New to Market 4 August 2020
Top