Infection risk management: ensure safe operations today and adapt to post COVID-19 landscape
Companies must prevent and mitigate infection risk from emerging pathogens to keep employees and customers safe. A structured and compliant response is critical to continue doing business today and can be leveraged to enable efficient operations in a post COVID-19 business environment.
While many societies are gradually re-opening, infection risk management to prevent viral contamination continues to be a daily necessity everywhere. The need for physical distancing, hygiene and other preventive measures are expected to continue post COVID-19 lockdown. Organizations must prepare for both, making robust changes to their management systems to continue operations and thrive long-term.
For some, a structured and verified risk management program is a legal requirement or pre-requisite. Proof of compliance demanded from authorities or insurance companies, for example. For most companies, the ability to communicate trust to employees and customers that your products, services and operations are safe is a pre-requisite to continue business. Whether operating in a high flow of people environment (e.g. hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, transportation) or managing large buildings and complex processes (e.g. real estate, manufacturing plants) companies need to field a confident response. But understanding all requirements, translating them into suitable and compliant processes, and assessing implementation is very complex.
DNV can support you in understanding and developing industry specific solutions, assess compliance and maturity, training of personnel and build trust internally and externally. We apply blockchain-based solutions where efficient to collect data, assure immutability and instill trust in our marks.
When hospital-grade infection risk management is required
Hygiene and anti-contamination measures are already part of companies’ HSE policies and related management systems. The severity of the COVID-19 pandemic demands additional specific, more stringent and sometimes drastic changes. Measures must be compliant with tough national and other requirements from key stakeholders.
With relaxation of restrictions, companies are faced with questions of whether actions taken so far are enough to protect the health of employees and boost consumer confidence. Even post COVID-19 lockdown, organizations need to demonstrate careful management of infection risks and adopt a structured and robust approach and provide an assured working environment long-term.
All DNV solutions incorporate our infection prevention and accreditation standards for hospitals and developed applying the experience and expertise of our in-house healthcare surveyors and medical professionals. Combined with our risk management expertise and best-practices and experience with hospitals and other healthcare organizations, our solutions are designed to establish professional, lasting infection risk management processes that can be incorporated in your HSE management system long-term.
We can help you ensure compliance, access maturity and provide necessary training in order to create a confident response and build the necessary trust to all your stakeholders:
- Develop and apply industry-specific solution and measures, defining compliant processes tailored to your sector and geography.
- Assess your company’s compliance and maturity and provide training with regards to emerging pathogens infection risk in line with:
- National requirements for managing infectious diseases and post-COVID 19 lockdown;
- Industry-wide best practices.
- Use your maturity assessment insight to improve and adapt HSE policies long-term in preparation of the post COVID-19 lockdown and build resilience.
- Training of personnel.