BSI the National Standards Body have released free guidance to help organisations work safely during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.
The guide draws on information from a variety of sources, building on government guidance, and aligns to the recognised PLAN – DO – CHECK – ACT structure meaning you can easily integrate best practice into your existing ISO Management System.
Get the BSI Guide: Working Safely During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Use your Management System to be COVID-Secure
Most ISO Management Systems now take a risk-based approach which allows you to adapt your system to new threats such as the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
You will easily be able to integrate this additional guidance if you have an existing management system framework to standards including:
- ISO 9001 (Quality),
- ISO 14001 (Environmental),
- ISO 45001 (Health & Safety),
- ISO 27001 (Information Security),
- ISO 22301 (Business Continuity).
Consideration of risks occurs throughout the BSI Guidance and can either be integrated into your existing risk register, or as part of a new specific risk management programme.
There is also specific reference to Emergency Preparedness and Response, which you can recognise from ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 management systems.
While this BSI Guidance document is not a new standard, it provides a means to leverage your existing management system and ISO Certifications to manage the Coronavirus COVID-19 Risks, which will be present for some time to come.
Assent Risk Management have consultants across many industry disciplines who are helping organisations work safely during this pandemic.
Contact us to find out how we can help you utilise Government guidance and these new guidelines from BSI, to be COVID-Secure.