Safely Forward: Certification for Hygiene & Infection Prevention -
COVID 19 - What started as a health crisis has developed into a real crisis of confidence in recent weeks. In these times, hygiene and protection against infection are essential to protect customers and provide them with security and trust. Supermarkets, buses and trains, shopping centers, airports and train stations, office buildings, cultural centers, restaurants, hairdressers, hardware stores and many other public spaces have to adapt to our new reality in order to regain customer trust.
Preventive measures are important, but in order for people to come back and live their everyday lives, convincing communication is essential.Through independent auditing and certification, companies can demonstrate that they take their due diligence seriously and act conscientiously. In this way they regain the trust of customers.
Liability and Due Diligence
Due diligence refers to the duty of companies to take every reasonable precaution to avoid causing harm to the health of employees, customers, business partners and the general public.
Taking this duty lightly can have serious consequences for companies. In case of legal disputes and court cases, they can be held liable for failing to take the necessary precautions.
As such, it is not only important to take protective measures, but also to document these measures. An audit by an independent third party can serve of evidence that you have taken the necessary preventative measures. The bottomline is a higher level of protection for all stakeholders, as well as reduced liability risks.
Hygiene & Protection against infection
In the context of epidemics and pandemics, companies are required to take the necessary precautions. The duty to care not only extends to staff and customers, but to any party that could potentially be infected on the premises or as a result of its operations.
Who are the Audits & Certification for?
How certification protects your business
In case of disputes or lawsuits, the question of what level of care can reasonably be expected is often decisive. A due diligence audit by DQS:
- Helps organization to measure their due diligence against international standards and benchmarks
- Confirms the level of care exercised
- Points out potential for improvement
- Reduces liability risks
- Helps gain and maintain trust
- Protects your reputation
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