Combine Compliance Inspections To Avoid Covid Delays

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt business operations, businesses should combine Covid-secure inspections with compliance inspections so that one assessor can inspect multiple-sites in accordance guidelines.

This is the advice of Bureau Veritas which comes as recent research shows over half of UK companies expect the coronavirus pandemic to lead to an increase in their risk profile. What’s more, reputational risk and ethical stance was cited by firms as a bigger driver than fear of regulatory fines.


 “In the current climate, the reality is firms are still liable for demonstrating that all premises have the correct documentation when it comes to compliance.”

– Vicky Shah 

Retail and Hospitality Lead, Bureau Veritas


Multi-site and multiple inspections

“This is not just a hospitality issue, it relates to all workplaces including offices, factories and building sites," continues Bureau Veritas' Shah. "To achieve this, firms should consider using combined inspection services where one assessor can cover multiple disciplines, minimising the number of people on-site and meeting Covid-secure guidelines.”


Comply in One solution

In line with this demand, Bureau Veritas recently upgraded its Comply in One solution, a combined inspection service that covers core health and safety areas as well as water quality, asbestos and fire safety. The hugely popular service, which has been proven to cut the cost of compliance by a remarkable 30%, now includes an electrical safety offering that also covers electric vehicle charger testing.

Picture: Combining multiple inspections in one go could save money.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
03rd December 2020


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