Stockport shares ideas to reduce the spread of infection

Distance monitoring made easy

Safe Spacer is a wearable device that helps users maintain safe social distance, alerting wearers when other units come within 2m or 6 feet with light, vibration and sound.

  • wearable on a wrist, belt, lanyard or key chain
  • doesn’t require any IT infrastructure
  • private and secure – can be used anonymously
  • supports wireless / wired data monitoring
  • waterproof and easy to clean
  • future proof – design offers post-Covid uses 

Download a PDF of the manual here 


Self-cleaning anti-microbial door handle wrap

New Generation technology meet the UK’s first Self cleaning Lumatouch points. Using an advanced patented formulation of Ti02 Nano-Crystals, the Self Adhesive touch pads use the natural power of light to oxidize Bacteria & Viruses on the surface.

The door handle wrap is perfect for doors that need to be pulled, especially in surgeries, offices and nurseries, so that people do not transmit germs and bacteria from touching normal surfaces. The self cleaning coating will last up to 3 months on high traffic areas and 6 months on low traffic areas and will Inhibit the development of germs and reduce viral loads continuously.

We suggest these are changed every 3-6 months depending on usage. Comes in a 20 pack and ideal for smaller door handles 


Non-contact thermometer

  • Clinically proven accuracy
  • Individually adjustable illuminated display
  • Symbol indicates raised temperature
  • Happy Face = Everything is ok.
  • Sad Face = >38°C – High temperature.
  • Built in memory records last 60 readings
  • Automatic shut-off feature to prolong battery life

Air cleaning and filtration units

Local air cleaning and filtration units can be used to reduce airborne transmission where it isn’t possible to maintain adequate ventilation. Filtration systems, high-efficiency filters and ultraviolet-based devices are the most suitable types to use. They should be the correct size for the area they are being used in.

Air cleaners and HVAC filters are designed to filter pollutants or contaminants out of the air that passes thru them. Air cleaning and filtration can help reduce airborne contaminants, including particles containing viruses. Portable air cleaners (also known as air purifiers) may be particularly helpful when additional ventilation with outdoor air is not possible without compromising indoor comfort 

Thermal body temperature detectors

Providing a safe environment for employees to return to work is crucial for many businesses where home working is not possible. Thermal body temperature detectors and imaging solutions can be accurate to 0.3oC. They have been developed to measure temperatures of people entering a building quickly and efficiently. During the Covid 19 coronavirus outbreak the solution provides high level of confidence in the workforce returning to work. The systems can monitor 30 people per minute ensuring there is a steady flow and no hold up in busy areas. Built in facial analysis for accurate forehead detection increasing accuracy; Hybrid camera both thermal and visual; Alarm and alert speakers built in

Moonbeam wearable tech measures happiness in the workplace

Moonbeam wearable tech is a complete solution helping employers to map happiness across your people and teams, driving positive change and improved wellbeing.  Using the App, people can check in and register their mood giving unique insight into how they are feeling enabling employers and managers to address issues, offer support and encouragement when and as it is needed.  Share and compare Moodbeam scores across the organsiation.  The Moodbeam Happiness Score is generated for individuals, teams or groups, and the organisation as a whole and adapts to reflect the chosen date range. Compare the Happiness score across selected groups 

Face masks: How to wear one correctly

Does it matter if you wear your face mask wrong? Well, yes.  Wearing a face mask or covering incorrectly can make it easier for coronavirus to spread.  If it’s not kept clean, your mask will be contaminated and will not work as well. It may put your more at risk of catching Covid-19. In the UK, there are exemptions for children under 11, those with disabilities or certain health conditions such as respiratory or cognitive impairments that make it difficult for them to wear a face covering. BBC health correspondent Laura Foster explains the correct way to wear your homemade mask or face covering.
Video by Megan Fisher, Terry Saunders and Laura Foster

Stockport’s Director for Public Health: Key messages 

  • know how the virus spreads
  • know what works, how it works and why it works:
    • Hands – Face –  Space – assume you / everyone else has the virus
    • self-isolation of cases and contacts
  • know how serious this disease is; it is a new variant 
  • understand the need to protect yourself and others
  • know that there is hope! The vaccination and testing programmes are working well 

Download the PDF here 

Managing & Promoting Positive Mental Health and WELLbeing in the workplace: i-act, the essential course for all managers.

The i-act course is aimed at supporting managers to improve workplace wellbeing and how to support employees who may be experiencing mental health or wellbeing issues.

  • the course comes with a 168-page evidence-based manual, toolkit and resource pack
  • over 50 practical support tools and agencies / organisations to refer on to
  • the course highlights what managers need to know  about managing mental health in the workplace
  • free access to all of the online i-act resources

Find out more, download the PDF here 
The images / segments below are just examples. You may adapt these or create your own workplace wellbeing wheel dependent upon what is important and relevant in your working life.  

Workplace Resilience & Wellbeing, kindly shared by Allied Bakeries

Our world is changing with not only a pandemic but with the high street, the way retailers are working and who they are working with. The recent loss of Tesco and Co-op has been difficult and adds to the VUCA world we operate within. Its tough and going to get tougher. We will get through  it and be not only a better team but a better business.

We need to armour ourselves up and be ready for the fight.  To do that we need to be resilient and WRAW will enable us to do that.

To find out more, download the PDF here

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work

The 2m rule explained by Acting Director of Public Health for Stockport Council