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IIOC members supporting organisations during Covid-19 pandemic

The most immediate response IIOC members have had to the Covid-19 pandemic is in providing their customers with rapid access to audits using remote technology. This is proving highly successfully in robustly maintaining certifications and ensuring organisations meet the needs set out in the standards they are certified to. More details of IIOC members remote work can be seen here.

Beyond remote auditing, IIOC members are providing a range of ways of helping organisations operate under the difficult circumstances of the pandemic and coming out of some of the restrictions. Caution is clearly key, ensuring safety and wellbeing are paramount, adhering to guidance provided by all relevant authorities.

Assistance from IIOC members includes:

ABS have a Covid-19 worker safety restart risk model to enable organisations to provide safe environments for their returning workers. ABS QE’s remote auditing continues to provide access to audits

BSI’s Covid-19 update site has a wealth of tools to help organisations during the pandemic and building out of it. As well as remote audits, BSI also has access to key standards and their Supply Chain Risk Exposure Evaluation (SCREEN) intelligence tool access.

Bureau Veritas provides businesses with ‘Restart Your Business with BV assistance and remote auditing.

DEKRA have developed a specific new standard Trusted Facility, as well as further information on crisis management. Remote audit information is found here.

DNV GL shares a comprehensive range of information on its main page for continued operations throughout Covid-19. Tools offered by DNV GL include the My Care Infection risk management maturity assessment, Business Continuity services, supplier qualification activities and remote auditing.

Intertek provides a range of information and services to support organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic, introduced here. Specially, this includes the Intertek Protek product, which ‘safeguards people, systems and processes, facilities, materials and surfaces, and products’, as well as remote auditing.

Lloyd’s Register introduces its approach to the Covid-19 pandemic with dedicated information, as well as the latest news and its remote assurance.

SAI Global’s ‘Return to work post-pandemic’ introduces a variety of ways they can protect employees, business and supply chains. This support includes gap analysis, training and of course remote audits.

SGS’s Covid-19 recovery services, include business restart monitoring, manufacturing business continuity, cleaning and disinfection verification & monitoring and remote auditing.

TÜV SÜD provides a range of support advice, including restarting a business after Covid-19 and remote audits.


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