SIC.COVID-FREE 2020

Today, people face an unprecedented threat of COVID-19 caused by SARS-Cov-2 virus. In these circumstances, population safety maintaining is crucial. Governments are taking a number of measures to slow down COVID-19 spread, which entails large-scale changes in companies’ activities. To guarantee continuity in current pandemic, enterprises must take action to counter COVID-19. This can be achieved by counteracting COVID-19 – by management taking steps for curbing COVID-19 spread.

Employers must ensure, as far as is reasonable and practicable, that workplaces, machinery, equipment and processes are safe. Technical committee TC/SIC has developed SIC.COVID-FREE: 2020, in accordance with which companies can be certified.

SIC.COVID-FREE STANDARD: 2020 Principles

Management responsibility

  • Top management should, considering industry specifics and certain hazards, ensure and maintain in working order a production environment that does not pose risks associated with COVID-19.

Spreading COVID-19 elimination and prevention

  • Actions on protection of workers, customers and suppliers, organization of remote operations, alternative work organization measures, etc.

Risk evaluation

  • Determining probability that employees may become infected with COVID-19, and assessing the impact of this event on organization activities.

Personal data protection

  • Receipt and protection of personal data must be carried out in accordance with national legislation.

COVID-19 counteraction strategy and measures for its realization

  • Design and documentation of COVID-19 Counteraction Strategy, realization of which is mandatory for all employees.

SIC.COVID-FREE: 2020 Control Scope & Benefits

COVID-FREE: 2020 was developed in accordance with ILO, which contain requirements to minimize coronavirus spreading risk, as well as to provide measures to protect business incessancy. Main points for development of measures to risks minimizing associated with a pandemic are work and job responsibilities, well-planned contacts between your employees, visitors, clients, etc.

Based on these factors, the level of risk in your company is determined (low, medium or high). With the SIC.COVID-FREE: 2020 standard, organizations will be able to:

  • provide an appropriate level of leadership and infection control;
  • determine the relevant risks for the enterprise and personnel;
  • develop AntiCOVID-19 program;
  • create an appropriate reporting rules, etc.

Benefits of COVID-FREE 2020 Certification

  • Reducing risk of spreading the virus in organizations.
  • Maintaining continuity of production.
  • Confidence increasing.
  • Demonstration of a high level of social responsibility.
  • Obtaining the right to use the COVID-FREE mark.

The requirements of this document are universal and are intended to be applied by all organizations (or their divisions), regardless of the type, size, nature of activity and form of ownership (private, public, state or non-profit).

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