Southern California grocer Northgate Gonzalez Market is maintaining COVID-19 protection among its workforce with the help of Logile’s Health & Temperature (HT) Scanner time clocks.
Dallas-based Logile said Tuesday that Northgate has rolled out the HT Scanner time clocks all of its 41 supermarkets in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside counties, as well as to its distribution center in Anaheim, Calif. The grocery store chain is using the scanning time clocks to screen employees and vendors to enforce compliance with its COVID-19 health and safety policies.
Integration of the new HT scanning time clocks with Logile’s time and attendance solution clears Northgate store and DC associates to work their scheduled shifts.
“We have been using Logile’s workforce management suite for several years,” Tom Herman, chief strategy officer at Anaheim-based Northgate, said in a statement. “When we approached Logile’s leaders asking if they could assist us to reduce health and safety compliance costs related to COVID screening protocols, they jumped into action and partnered with their time clock manufacturer to integrate a thermal temperature reader and facial recognition with their clock software. They turned around a solution very quickly, and both managers and associates have been very pleased with the results.”
Integrated with Logile’s time and attendance solution, the HT scanning time clocks clears Northgate store and warehouse employees to work their scheduled shifts.
Pairing commercial-grade hardware with a customizable workflow engine, the HT Scanner time clock provides infrared temperature reading; multiple identification options, including facial recognition (with or without a mask), finger template, numeric, card reader and anonymous); voice control; mask detection and health/risk attestation questions configured to local and organizational requirements; and targeted communication, including video, according to Logile.
“Prior to utilizing Logile’s HT scanning time clocks, we were spending labor hours to manually screen our associates,” explained Larry Keehne, director of support services at Northgate. “The integrated HT scanning time clock solution has eliminated the manual screening cost and has been widely praised by our associates for its privacy and simplicity. Post pandemic, we believe the solution will continue to play a role in implementing our health and safety protocols for employees during flu season as well as throughout the year.”
Logile said HT Scanner brings temperature reading accuracy of 99.7%. The solution also offers on-the-spot messaging of next steps for people with an elevated health risk and, based on escalation policies, alerts are sent for access decisions and control.
“As a total store solution provider, Logile was excited to partner with Northgate on this unique and much needed solution,” stated Purna Mishra, president and CEO of Logile. “This collaboration produced a sustainable solution that addressed a challenge not only for Northgate, but for many of our other customers who face the same challenge.”