The post-virus business operations need a larger focus on hygiene conditions, health, and safety of employees, customers, and the public at large. Measures taken to start opening up the economy in a staggered manner, need to be complimented with a plan to make sure that exceptions are minimized and recurrences of spread are strategically isolated. To have sustained benefits of the earlier lockdowns, there has been a need to set standards/protocols for the business organizations, institutions, etc. to ensure that they are able to operate safely with little or no instances of recurrence. These include:
- Ensuring safe operations and workplace
- Complying with all new COVID-19-related requirements from regulatory/health authorities and/or other Government bodies.
- Ensuring business continuity to serve customers and protect businesses.
Conformity India International is enabled and Registered by the Quality Council of India as an agency to conduct inspections and issue reports based on a harmonized standard – Workplace Assessment for Safety and Hygiene – (WASH), that has been developed by QCI in consultation with industry stakeholders. The Inspection report helps the organizations assess their preparedness to restart and run their operations safely. The inspection report may enable the entity to build confidence among its workforce, clients, and other service providers engaged with it.
This standard is applicable for assessment at any workplace which has been allowed to operate.