Certification of Protocols against COVID-19
AENOR is advancing the development of its certification solutions within the Overcoming Covid19 Trusted Platform, incorporating the following areas of action into its processes:
At this time, as we face into the sixth wave of the pandemic, AENOR is renewing its Covid-19 protocol certification, with the same rigour and with the continuous updating approach that the epidemiological situation and guidelines issued by the competent bodies require:
All of this, to add value in business continuity processes, build the trust of employees, customers and suppliers, and respond to the needs of the different sectors of society in their commitment to combat the pandemic.
UNE-ISO/PAS 45005 Certification: Safe working during the COVID-19 pandemic
The standard UNE-ISO/PAS 45005 "Occupational Health and Safety management. "Guidelines for working safely during the COVID-19 pandemic"examines and details the measures to be taken in sections already included in the COVID-19 protocol certification, extending its scope to areas such as leadership, participation and consultation, psychological health and well-being, inclusion, commitment to improvement and to basic cross-cutting safety attributes for organizations, which are included among the measures to be taken in relation to the pandemic.
It is also a standard based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, and its implementation and certification can be aligned with other management systems and will facilitate the coordination of resources and relevant efforts in the management of COVID-19.
All this, together with the experience gained in these two years of rigorous and intensive audits across the different sectors of society (with over 13,000 centres already AENOR certified), make UNE-ISO/PAS 45005 a necessary addition to the current AENOR Covid-19 Protocol certification.
These certifications from AENOR help to:
The methodology developed by AENOR, in addition to all the expertise accumulated over the last 2 years, incorporates the most recent updates in protocol and actions based on recent medical findings and the latest recommendations of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other national and international organizations, and represents a complete approach to organizations' management of COVID-19 related risks, with a comprehensive register of fields such as occupational health, best cleaning and hygiene practices (with the possibility of carrying out laboratory tests, such as the verification of correct cleaning and disinfection of surfaces), organizational measures, protection or training measures, information and communication, aligning it with the review of its contingency and business continuity plans. Furthermore, the new ISO/PAS 45005 sets out requirements that detail the best practices for effective pandemic management for any type of working environment, both for teleworking and in mobile environments, without forgetting the other stakeholders that interact in the workplaces.
This standard can be seamlessly integrated with other management systems, particularly with ISO 45001, given the direct relationship with Occupational Health and Safety management, and with ISO 31000 on Risk Management and with ISO 22301 on Business Continuity Management.
It is possible to conduct integrated audits based on both standards.
Additionally, AENOR offers the possibility of carrying out laboratory analysis to verify the cleaning and disinfection of surfaces for both COVID-19 and other microorganisms, such as aerobic bacteria and Enterobacteriaceae.
Once the assessment process has been completed, if the measures adopted are in line with the established guidelines guide, the organisation will obtain:
Since the start of the pandemic, AENOR has certified more than 13,000 work centres, from all sectors of activity and sizes, and from different countries, has issued more than 320 FFP2 face mask certifications and has carried out hundreds of laboratory tests on hygienic face masks. In conjunction with vaccination, this represents the commitment of thousands of companies and is real proof of their contribution to preventing the spread of the virus.
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Practical workshop: Development of Protocols against COVID-19
Course: UNE-ISO/PAS 45005
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