Companies Set to Re-open Facilities with Intertek Protek’s Industry-Leading Health and Safety Solutions
June 01, 2020
Chicago – Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is enabling companies to re-open for business with the highest health and safety standards in place through its innovative end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing program, Intertek Protek.
Intertek Protek for facilities provides a range of audit, training, inspection, verification and certification solutions to identify and minimize environmental health risks, ensuring the safety and well-being of facilities, employees and customers across manufacturing, hotels, schools, restaurants, transport hubs, retail and beyond. The service is part of Intertek’s new industry-agnostic Protek program, the world’s first health, safety and wellbeing assurance program for people, workplaces and public spaces.
As the world adjusts to a “new normal,” many people are looking for assurance that places and services are safe and trustworthy. Recent Intertek research shows that more than 70 percent of people do not feel safe returning to their workplaces without authenticated health and safety practices in place. Ninety-one percent of respondents believe their employer should take extra measures to protect employees. At the same time, only 24 percent of respondents feel confident about visiting bars or restaurants once restrictions are lifted; 27 percent feel confident about visiting hotels; and 56 percent do not trust cinema and theater operators to have sufficient health and safety practices in place.
Intertek Protek harnesses science-based processes and protocols to help ensure the health and safety of facilities, from existing buildings through to new construction projects, benefiting business owners, employees and customers now and into the future. The program offers a portfolio of facility health management solutions applicable to manufacturing, office spaces, hotels, schools, restaurants, transport hubs, retail, and more. Services in the program include:
- Turnkey cleanliness and disinfection services (including COVID-19)
- Review of indoor environmental quality
- Assessments of HVAC filtrations and controls
- Assessments of high-touch surfaces
- Social distancing modification consulting
- Personnel training and certification
Gavin Campbell, President and Global Business Line Lead of Building and Construction at Intertek, said: “Intertek’s goal is to help ensure the health, safety and well-being of people, workplaces and public spaces. We know that this is now the number one concern for business owners, employees and customers and we’re pleased to offer systemic facilities solutions as part of Intertek Protek, delivering peace of mind as we adjust to the new situation we find ourselves in, and look to the future.”
Based on Intertek's unique, systemic approach to quality assurance, Protek is a comprehensive service offering, providing audits, training and service solutions across people, systems & processes, facilities, materials & surfaces and products. Protek includes end-to-end employee learning and certification solutions, services for operating systems and procedures, assessments of materials and surfaces and services to ensure products are made with quality, safety and sustainability in mind. Learn more: https://www.intertek.com/protek/.
Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 46,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely. www.intertek.com
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