In an ever changing reality, simplicity becomes a critical part of balancing accountability and responsibility. With the global spread of COVID-19, many regulations are imposed on organisations to ensure the safety of their employees and visitors.

SACO, a Division of Bidvest Protea Coin, has developed a solution to assist organizations in carrying out the regulatory screening protocols. The solution is an automated self-screening platform which allows individuals to effortlessly follow the process and also provides real-time reporting & standardization to organizations.

How does it work?

  • Once off registration of an individual.
  • The identified individual receives an SMS early each morning.
  • The individual is required to answer 14 self-screening questions.
  • The recipient must reply honestly and to the best of their knowledge before they arrive at the office, place of learning or facility.
  • After completing the questionnaire, a reply SMS will be sent dependent on the answers provided.
  • Should the response pass the required threshold, the all-clear will be provided via a 4 digit access code.
  • The individual must have his or her cell phone in possession to present the OTP to the access controller (Security Officer or receptionist).
  • The employee will then be granted entry to the premises based on the organisations SOP’s.
  • If the answers received do not attain the minimum threshold, this can be interpreted as being a potential risk in relation to the spread of the virus.
  • The individual will be sent an SMS advising them to stay at home, and client-specific protocols can then commence.

What is required to implement the self-screening solution?

  • A template will be provided to collect the mandatory information required per individual.
  • The data is uploaded to the SACO Self-Screening platform for activation and sending out of SMS’s.
  • The client administrator has access to the system for additions or removal of individuals.
  • Reports are mailed daily or as required by the client;
  • Billing is based on a per SMS fee.