Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ensure the highest level of operating procedures and protocols are implemented with NSF, leaders in public health and safety.
The Checked by NSF™ programme supports the continued operation of businesses, ensuring that they operate confidently and safely, in line with government guidelines and focusing on the safety and well-being of customers and employees.
The service covers a wide range of sectors including restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels, retail stores, museums, leisure centres, offices and schools.
NSF’s three-phase Checked by NSF™ COVID-19 control plan helps companies communicate their commitment to best-practice guidance on COVID-19 protection for their employees and customers.
Phase 1: Plan
- Form and train COVID-19 team (legal requirements, COVID-19 basics, etc.)
- Establish foundational controls and policies
- Develop risk-based (hot-spot) control plans
- Create operating task planner and timelines
Phase 2: Implement
- Prepare site; implement administrative and COVID-19 controls as per plan
- Train employees on new controls
Phase 3: Improve
- Maintain program effectiveness through ongoing monitoring and management
- Continuously improve and update controls as science evolves, risks change and programme matures
Nearly every industry has been affected by COVID-19, and each has special considerations that need to be in place. With effects felt across every region and sector, employees and customers need reassurance that the best practices in risk mitigation and protection are implemented.
Featured industry sectors include:
- Retail (food and nonfood)
This service is flexible depending on specific business needs and circumstances.
Development of NSF’s COVID-19 reopening programme was led by a team of experts that includes microbiologists, scientists, Ph.D.s, medical doctors, former WHO technical officers, ex-regulators, engineers,chemists and other professionals specialising in public health and the environment.
Their efforts created a comprehensive program of science-based guidance and a variety of easy-to-use tools that any industry can use.
Why Work with NSF?
In 1944, Walter Snyder, Henry Vaughan and Nathan Sinai founded NSF in the University of Michigan School of Public Health in response to a need for sanitation standards for soda fountains and luncheonette equipment.
For over 75 years, NSF has facilitated standards development and, separately, provided independent testing and product certification for the water, food and health sciences industries.
So when you are looking for solutions to reopen and protect your employees and customers, turn to the world leader in public health and safety.