As businesses cautiously begin to re-open offices and make travel arrangements for employees, all are of course cognizant of needing to manage their Covid-19-related risk. Charles Taylor, a provider of technology and professional services solutions to the global insurance industry, has developed Venture in response to the need for stringent risk assessment; the tool, according to the company, will help businesses to take all the necessary precautions to keep their employees safe as they attempt to resume business continuity.
Employees complete a brief online assessment, and Venture then identifies which members of staff are most likely to develop severe Covid-19 symptoms. Based on predictive variables, it then produces a scale of risk, allowing employers to take appropriate steps. In the long term, Charles Taylor hopes that the tool can be adapted to other medical risks beyond coronavirus.
Privacy concerns have been kept in mind, and the tool ensures that sensitive medical information is withheld from employers. Assessments can also be configured based on the destination-specific requirements, or other circumstances specified by the employer.
“Venturegives employers the reassurance they need to help staff return to the office or to resume international travel,” said Angela Smith, Head of Proposition Development for Charles Taylor Claims Services. “It ensures that vulnerable individuals are identified accurately and fairly, based on their own individual health profiles – and this sets it apart from other broad-range Covid-risk-identification measures.
“Both Venture and our online medical screening tool, Antidote, can be integrated with the range of security and medical assistance services available from Charles Taylor; offering employers a comprehensive and tailored service that helps them meet and exceed their duty of care obligations.”