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One Year On from Somerset Flooding, IQ:timecard Urges Home Care Businesses to Be Prepared for Adverse Weather

It’s been just over a year since the infamous Somerset floods which caused millions of pounds worth of damage and put elderly people across the county in a very vulnerable position. Twelve months on, IQ:timecard is urging home care businesses to be prepared for any eventuality, as weather outlooks become increasingly unpredictable and harsh spells grow more and more frequent.

IQ:timecard is a time and attendance solution that contributes to the streamlined operators of dozens of domiciliary care services across the country. The system helps businesses to keep track of their employees – especially important during adverse weather – and stores all client and employee information in a cloud-based server, so it can’t be affected by flood damage or any other type of disaster.

With 50% of business managers admitting that they worry about extreme weather affecting their business, it’s more important than ever that home care providers have the resources in place to ensure their clients get the service they need, no matter what the weather conditions are like.

Elderly and disabled people are very vulnerable when it comes to handling adverse weather, and it’s crucial that home care providers have the ability to carefully monitor staff arrivals and clock-in times – if the weather is going to cause a late or missed appointment with a client, the home care providers can immediately dispatch another team member to solve the problem and ensure the appointment is kept.

David Lynes, Director of IQ:timecard, says, “We’re now seeing the end of another harsh winter, as well as the one year anniversary of the disastrous Somerset floods – both of these should have served as reminders for businesses that adverse weather systems are on the rise, and businesses should have action plans in place to deal with them when they occur.”

He adds, “IQ:timecard can help manage schedules and track employees during storms, floods or gales – so businesses can verify that all clients are getting the service they demand. The remote workforce management tool also stores all sensitive data on a secure, cloud-based server, so businesses will never have to worry about their archives and important files being ruined in a flood or another natural disaster.”

IQ:timecard is broadly used across the home care industry, as well as sectors where remote workers are prevalent – contract cleaning and security, for example. Employees in these industries must be relied upon to be present at a certain location on time – if they’re not, their client could be neglected and left without important services such as meal preparation or medication reminders. With IQ:timecard, employers can ensure their team members are in the right place at the right time, through snow, wind, rain and anything else the weather can conjure up.