Navigating a safe return-to-work

Apr. 22 2020

Safely restarting business following the coronavirus epidemic requires a number of important considerations, particularly for organisations operating across multiple countries. Employers must be prepared to undertake a series of best-practice measures covering hygiene, safety, maintenance and regulatory inspections, amongst others.

Now, with many businesses starting to plan their safe return-to-work, Bureau Veritas has developed a new service to offer support every step of the way.

Our new ‘continuous return-to-work assurance’ solution covers the essential, recommended and additional, best-practice measures needed to get back to business and stand out in your market, covering:

  • Policy check and compliance
  • Hygiene, disinfection and cleaning assessment
  • Social distancing best practice
  • Personal protection equipment
  • Regulatory inspection completion
  • Assessment and mitigation in areas such as Legionella
  • Employee specific risk assessment

Peace of mind from global leaders

Vicky Shah, Sector Lead Retail, Hospitality and FM for Bureau Veritas, said: “These are unprecedented times for any organisation but with the COVID-19 pandemic being brought under control and many countries easing lock-down measures, business owners, property managers and employers are looking to the measures that need to be put in place to ensure a safe working and trading environment. Given that this virus is new and has had a devastating impact, many are finding themselves struggling to navigate the often conflicting advice.

“Bureau Veritas, as a global leader in compliance, can provide solutions tailored to fit your particular sector needs. We offer packages that range from policy development, organisational assessment and testing of controls, to site assessment and improvement measures.

“Each is compliant with local law and regulation and - where such local law and regulation has yet to catch up - with recognised industry practice. We are also able to offer an ongoing service checking that your operational controls remain compliant every step of the way.

“And with a global team of experts offering technical specialism in more than 140 countries, we have the experience and know-how to support clients across their entire organisation, wherever they operate.”