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:
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.
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.
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.