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Worcester Bosch adopts ‘pingdemic’ busting COVID app

by Liam Turner
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Worcester Bosch has been using a newly launched COVID-19 app in order to minimise disruption to its work throughout the UK.

​​​​​​With businesses around the country being affected by the widespread ‘Pingdemic’, the domestic boiler provider has decided to adopt the CSC Tests app, which claims to provide complete visibility for both employer and employee.

Reports show that, at one time during the pandemic, there were up to 11% of the UK’s 120,000 gas engineers in isolation, resulting in 13,200 off work.

The software allows people to take a quick test and log their result in the app, before heading back to work on the result of a negative test.

Commenting on the decision to use the technology, Allan Ovington, service engineering manager at Worcester Bosch, said: “We used the CSC App to better control the safe working of field service engineers and apprentices who have had to work in pairs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Giving these colleagues the opportunity to regularly take Lateral Flow Tests, and the ability to demonstrate their negative status to each other on the App, has given them greater confidence to work together.

“Although we have a number of safe working protocols in place for our engineers operating in people’s homes, this added tool for those team members who have to travel in the same vehicle between jobs, and work together, sometimes in close proximity; has been a useful extra benefit during these challenging months.

“Because I also received a notification each time a test was completed and uploaded onto our company portal, it gave me the visibility that the process was being followed by the field teams, which in turn has supported our confidence that we’ve been able to continue supporting our customers as safely as possible.”

CSC Tests is one of the UK’s leading providers of lateral flow tests, offering one of the three government-approved rapid COVID tests.

The company says the tests are accompanied by the most technologically advanced self-test app in the UK, with results stored in the UK’s only fully-traceable administrative app.

James Hyslop, founder of the CSC App, said: “It’s great to hear the app has been of huge benefit to Worcester Bosch.

“It’s a massive company that contributes heavily to the British economy, and the only way that it will be able to continue to do that is if it can have its full workforce available.

“Businesses have suffered so much since the start of the pandemic and those that managed to survive and pull through were soon hit by the ‘Pingdemic’ and the barriers that come with it.

“This is why we were so keen to provide a solution that will allow the UK to fulfil its full potential once again.”

Originally founded in 1962, Worcester became part of the Worldwide Bosch Group in 1996 and now employs more than 2,000 people.

Image: Ruslan Ivantsov/Shutterstock

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