Consumer awareness and concerns in relation to health, hygiene, safety, and security have increased significantly due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of its Protek solutions for health, safety and wellbeing, Intertek has recently introduced a health & hygiene assurance program, a new audit solution to help in the prevention of the spread of infection. As the world recovers from COVID-19, this program guides businesses to demonstrate that they are taking the health and safety of their customers seriously.

Intertek Protek’s Health & Hygiene Assurance solutions are designed to formulate and monitor an effective response to communicate infections. Health & Hygiene Assurance will guide businesses to demonstrate that they are taking the health and safety of their customers seriously. It will be essential for consumer confidence and well-being as you prepare to reopen. Intertek can assist in the following industries:

  • Transportation 
  • Service Providers 
  • Construction Sites 
  • Office Buildings 
  • Warehouses and Distribution Centers 
  • IT Environments 
  • Manufacturing

Health & Hygiene Assurance is available in three different levels:

Level 1: Basic

An introduction to Infection Control Management. This basic health & hygiene audit covers the minimum requirements that any organization should adopt to proactively manage and mitigate risks associated with sources of infection within an organization, focusing on cleaning protocols and employee hygiene practices.

Level 2: Advanced

The advanced audit builds on the requirements of the Level 1 basic program, with enhanced requirements including:

  • Training and communication with staff
  • Management of suspected infectious personnel(employees, visitors, contractors) Enhanced internal Infection Control Management Team
  • Full implementation of risk management related to infection control and delving more deeply into facility design for cleaning effectiveness

Level 3: Certification

Certification builds on the requirements of the Level 2 program, with the addition of rigorous cleaning effectiveness verification, including the use of swab/ ATP testing to demonstrate cleaning effectiveness to the site during the audit.

Protek Solutions

Intertek Protek is the world’s first industry agnostic, end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing assurance programme for people, workplaces and public spaces, offering audits, training, inspection, verification and certification solutions.

Based on Intertek’s unique approach to total quality, Protek safeguards people, systems and processes, facilities, materials and surfaces, and products.

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