A Derby-based company has launched a national end-to-end workplace rapid COVID-19 testing service to help businesses and organisations operate safely.
Oberoi Consulting has drawn on its expertise in delivering clinical support services towards the NHS and pharmaceutical industry to produce the COVID-19 workplace testing service which is available across the UK.
Oberoi Consulting are listed on the Government website as a private provider and will be working with Ashfield Engage, part of UDG Healthcare plc, experts in customer and patient engagement solutions for that healthcare industry, to support business customers.
The service enables businesses of all sizes to have access to a team of UKAS-accredited experts who carry out testing programmes at work.
Rapid lateral flow antigen tests that produce results in less than 30 minutes is going to be used as part of the service. The UK developed tests are the first to be validated within the laboratory by Public Health England.
Oberoi not only undertake the testing but manage waste, full workplace health and safety risk assessments, administration, escalation protocols and reporting procedures to Public Health England.
The service supports businesses in all sectors and all sorts of sizes – either administering the programme for businesses with more than 50 employees who have use of rapid lateral flow tests under the government support programme or SMEs who are required the complete service including provision of tests.
Oberoi Consulting Lead Pharmacist, Vivek Patel explained the key purpose of the new service ended up being to provide a highly efficient testing programme that ensured the virus did not spread in the workplace and enabled employees to operate in a safe environment – particularly those who could not work from home.
He said: “We are aware that many businesses and organisations are presently utilising staff from their own workforce who they have had to train as well as creating time capacity for them to undertake the tests on colleagues.
“Furthermore, workers are involved in the time-consuming management and logistics of the essential service. This will not be sustainable as lockdown restrictions start to ease and more employees and customers, for example, return to the workplace.
“The financial, logistical and duty of care burden will only increase as testing to detect COVID-19 for all those people not showing symptoms will probably be a necessity in the workplace for the foreseeable future.
Vivek concluded: “Our aim is therefore to provide a complete end-to end, cost-effective solution with trained professionals that will ease the burden on businesses and organisations and let them to concentrate on recovering from the economical and operational impacts of the pandemic.”
For more information, visit https://www.oberoi-consulting.com/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01332 546867. To learn more about Ashfield Engage, visit ashfieldengage.com.