Digital Thermometers, Your Essential Guide

Digital Thermometers, Your Essential Guide

Non contact digital thermometers, which type and brand is right for me? Thermometers have always been considered an essential item for parents to evaluate a child’s fever, and of course, for medical professionals to have on hand, but now, more than ever, a reliable thermometer should be part of every first aid kit, not just in the home, but in every workplace too.

Given our increased awareness of the potential risk of infection, a quick temperature check can be one of the easiest ways to pick up on the early signs of a virus. In our “Post-Covid” world, offices and retail environments are back to operating at capacity, and therefore at higher risk of spreading illness. The first aid kit in any workplace has long since been a trusty source of plasters, burn spray, wound dressings, but we now need to consider adding a quality thermometer to our kits. Most high temperatures in people are caused by the body trying to fight an infection, so it stands to reason we should be able to check this quickly and easily in the workplace. So what type of thermometer is best?

Things to Consider

Hygiene – the whole reason for using a thermometer in the workplace is to reduce risk of spreading infection. While you should always use a non-contact thermometer, don’t forget to disinfect the handle after each use.

Safety – as with all items in your first aid kit, your thermometer should be checked regularly to ensure it is in good working order. A good quality thermometer should last a considerable amount of time, but you should always check that the batteries are working when you are checking ointment expiry dates etc.

Quality – the prevalence of Covid-19 over the past few years has seen the market flooded with huge amounts of PPE and medical devices of questionable quality. It is worth investing slightly more to have a quality device that you can trust. Always check that you are getting a thermometer that has CE certification.

Training – do not overlook the user guide! It may seem obvious, but not everyone will automatically know how to use your thermometer. Make sure that at least one person knows how to operate your device properly so that there is no confusion in the event it is needed.

Non-Contact Thermometers

The best choice for a workplace thermometer is without question a non-contact digital thermometer. A reliable model such as the Berrcom Infra-red thermometer allows multiple people to check their temperature without fear of cross contamination. This type of digital thermometer is easy to use, with one button operation, while offering multi-functions such as room temperature or surface temperature, as well as body temperature. Berrcom digital non-contact thermometers are reliable, accurate and hard wearing pieces of equipment that will be an invaluable addition to your first aid kit.

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