Virus hygiene scanning tech for bus and transport launched

By: Rob McKay, Photography by: courtesy RollCall

A NEW SCANNING and sensor tech solution called RollCall Services aims for transparency in bus and business cleaning practices.

Virus hygiene scanning tech for bus and transport launched
Transport and logistics industry identities Dean Langenberg (pictured), Andrew Thornberry and Peter Ferrari operate RollCall Safety Solutions.

A transport industry IT solution to the coronavirus pandemic’s hygiene challenge has been launched, which sees cleaners 'scan in' to record when and where buses, vehicles and locations have been cleaned.

Melbourne-based software company RollCall Safety Solutions unveiled RollCall Services this week to transport and bus companies with the aim of helping reduce the risk of a Covid-19 outbreak.

And if one should occur on the premises or in a vehicle, RollCall Services will seek to minimise interruption to the company operations, work cover claims and downtime duration, it says.

Transport and logistics industry identities Dean Langenberg, Andrew Thornberry and Peter Ferrari operate RollCall Safety Solutions, which has been servicing the education sector with a school bus management system and has now evolved to deliver to the transport logistics and bus industries this new product.


"With the Covid-19 stage 3 lockdown coming to an end, we all look forward to a return to a new normal and to getting our businesses moving," Langenberg stated, speaking with ABC sister title ATN.

"The last thing we need is a Covid-19 cluster to break out in the workplace.

"One of the key messages coming from the authorities is clean, clean, clean. And critically record where, when and who performed the cleaning."

Such a scenario is already playing out with national coverage at Melbourne firm Cedar Meats.

"With well-publicised recent clusters that have closed down complete businesses, preventing this scenario in your business is at the forefront of managers' and owners' minds," Langenberg said.

"Closing a transport or bus operation for even a short period of time will be expensive and disruptive to your client’s operations."

Read about the QTA’s driver hygiene advice, here

The innovation offers to help firms manage, schedule and confirm your premises and vehicles have been cleaned while providing a digital audible record.



As Langenberg explains it, the service works through the following functions:

  • companies provide their cleaners with a RollCall scanning device, used exclusively at their workplaces
  • cleaners log-in to the scanning device to view their cleaning schedule. This can be updated daily if needed
  • cleaners scan on and off when they start the clean and when they finish and move on to the next area or vehicle.

"It’s a quick to set up – RollCall will have the equipment couriered to you," Langenberg says.

"All you need to do is place the small sensor at each location or in each vehicle you want verified that it has been cleaned, and then schedule when to clean this location in RollCall. 

"When the cleaner scans in and out, you receive a real time record in the system." 


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