Daon partners with Capella Workplace Solutions to safely reopen their Dublin office.
Daon is a privately held software company and innovator in biometric identity technology. They enable government and commercial enterprises worldwide to establish trust that someone is who they claim to be. When faced with the challenge of reopening their Dublin office in response to the new government protocols, Lorraine Culligan, EMEA Operations Manager, sought a comprehensive solution and support.
Like most companies in 2020, Daon closed their Dublin office in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and resumed operations virtually in a matter of days. When the Irish government released the return to work safety protocols for reopening the workplace, Daon was faced with a new challenge: how to safely bring their staff back to the office under the new guidelines. “We realised we had such a momentous task ahead of us to amend our working environment” said, Lorraine Culligan. Knowing that they would need support, she promptly applied for Enterprise Ireland’s Lean Business Continuity Voucher, and within the same week had the team at Capella on board to assist.
Specialists in innovative spatial design and experts in health and safety protocol, the team at Capella quickly got to work alongside key stakeholders at Daon to develop and deploy a comprehensive plan for reopening Daon’s Dublin office. A large space in the IFSC business center, there were a number of factors that Capella needed to address to ensure the office was safe for staff. They began by reviewing the HSE checklist in detail with Daon and guided them through developing their Covid-19 response plan. Everything from evaluating the office layout and developing traffic flow plans to enable social distancing and creating their isolation room, Capella fully re-envisioned their workplace to meet not only their business needs but to create a space that was safe and welcoming to staff and compliant with government protocols.
Once the response plan was in place, the team at Capella worked with Daon to ensure that implementation was seamless. Capella provided end-to-end support: sourcing and arranging the installation of branded sanitation stations, consulting on the office redesign, as well as providing insight on staff training. As a final measure, all of this was completed within a short time frame, so that the team at Daon could quickly and safely get back to work.
According to Lorraine “having access to this expert advice has given us so much more confidence to return to the office and we know we are on the right track to deal with all the challenges that Covid-19 presents. It has been such a huge assistance to Daon, providing practical advice at such a critical time.”