Reducing the risk of contamination in your workplace
Workplaces remain at risk from an outbreak of infectious disease. Drawing on experiences from COVID-19, Bureau Veritas has developed Biosafety Certification - taking a management systems approach to implement sanitary measures that reduce the risk of contamination and ensure a safe working environment for employees, customers and visitors.
The standard for Biosafety Certification has been developed by experts in health and safety certification from the Bureau Veritas team, applying the latest guidance in infectious disease risk management strategies.
The management system establishes a company-wide policy for monitoring employee health and implementing workplace sanitary protocols to minimise the risk of contamination following an infectious disease outbreak. This includes:
Identifying and maintaining the correct resources and competencies is key to reducing the risk of an outbreak, including face masks, disinfectants and no-touch rubbish bins, as well as employee competency standards and communication of responsibilities.
If an outbreak occurs, the management system supports effective control of workplace hazards to minimise infections. It covers engineering and administrative controls, which could include physical barriers and alternative working hours to enable social distancing, safe working practices to reduce the duration and frequency of exposure, as well as PPE for added protection.
with infectious disease risk management protocols
for future outbreaks of infectious disease
to health and safety for all stakeholders
from exposure in the workplace