At a time when reducing the spread of COVID-19 is crucial, we sat down with Kurt Menzies, Founder of ClearMe™, an on-demand COVID-19 diagnostic testing platform offering rapid testing solutions to help businesses, like EcoOnline eCompliance customer Avenge Energy Services, mitigate COVID-19 outbreaks.
Kurt gave us an in-depth look at what happens behind the scenes to give people their results quickly and how they worked with Avenge Energy Services and EcoOnline eCompliance to make a positive impact on the health and safety of their workforce.
Dina: Describe ClearMe™ and what you do for high-risk industries.
Kurt: “ClearMe™ is a private program with Health Canada and FDA approved chemistry and laboratories, catered to giving businesses an opportunity to get back on their feet with what has been going on with COVID-19 in the workplace. Our goal is to find some stability and a baseline for organizations to mitigate and navigate through the global pandemic, by offering a rapid testing solution to help quickly identify those who may have COVID-19.
Every day there is news and articles presenting new information and different approaches. It really is a rollercoaster for enterprises and organizations to navigate. So, we wanted to create a baseline from a data perspective so organizations can have relevant data that is factual to them. We can look at it from an outside perspective to eliminate a little of the surprise that’s been happening.”
Dina: How did your relationship begin with our EcoOnline eCompliance customer, Avenge Energy?
Kurt: “Working with Avenge started out as an acute situation where they had a couple of individuals showing symptoms. They needed real-time testing to get results quickly. When Andrew Bursey, the Director of Transportation and HSE, first made contact with me earlier this year, the team thought this was an opportunity to work with a system solely focused on the missing component for testing.
Avenge Energy has done a fantastic job understanding what they need to do internally before they hand off information to us. They did the majority of the heavy lifting with the EcoOnline eCompliance software. We came into the picture when they were already ahead of their industry peers and it was a beautiful plug and play because we had the other side of the equation nailed down, which was offering a rapid testing solution.”