As businesses continue to grapple with the challenges of safely resuming operations post-lockdown, Bureau Veritas has upgraded its popular ‘Restart Your Business’ service with a new digital platform and app to make it easier for firms to become ‘COVID-secure’.

Launched in April, the ‘Restart Your Business with Bureau Veritas’ service provides a voluntary, independent assessment of a firm’s ‘COVID-secure’ readiness to re-open their business premises. Companies that meet Bureau Veritas’ robust health, safety and hygiene standards are issued with a statement of assurance, which can be displayed on a firm’s website and at its properties.

In a further move to help businesses get back up and running following months of lockdown restrictions, Bureau Veritas has upgraded this scheme innovative digital capabilities including a new digital platform and app.

The digital platform offers two distinct advantages in managing coronavirus compliance; traceability and transparency – providing a user-friendly dashboard where businesses can track progress of every ‘COVID-secure’ measure implemented globally and at specific sites or regional locations.

Meanwhile, the I-check app from Bureau Veritas, which is already in operation successfully across Europe, is now available to UK businesses. The free app enables users to complete an industry-specific questionnaire and receive a ‘readiness score’, along with feedback and recommendations on how to proceed with the necessary safety and hygiene requirements. It also gives the option to contact Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services.

Ken Smith, UK Chief Executive at Bureau Veritas UK, said: “Safely restarting or maintaining operations amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic presents ever-increasing challenges for businesses. Following the phenomenal success of our ‘Restart Your Business with Bureau Veritas’ service, we’ve introduced new digital capabilities including a new platform and our innovative I-check app. These are designed to streamline the whole process. What’s more, given the current climate where time is of the essence, the platform’s traceability and transparency features make it much easier for firms to become ‘COVID-secure’ and get back to business as soon as possible.”

Another key benefit of the ‘Restart Your Business’ digital platform, says Bureau Veritas, is that its open data capabilities mean all the information on the interface can be shared by firms on their own websites and applications, as well as accessed by third parties.

Ken adds: “We’ve really listened to British companies and ensured that vital information on compliance can be easily compiled, stored and securely shared between different platforms. This is an essential part of the coronavirus risk management process that is likely to determine a firm’s commercial success in the coming years.  We’d urge all our new and existing client to make use of these upgrades.”

‘Restart Your Business with Bureau Veritas’ covers best practice measures required by firms to meet the local and international standards on managing coronavirus risks in the workplace. These include hygiene, disinfection and cleaning assessment, social distancing best practice, personal protection equipment requirements as well as employee specific risk assessment.

To download I-check from Bureau Veritas, all you need to do is search I-check Bureau Veritas into your app store on your Apple or Android device

To find out more about Bureau Veritas’ Restart Your Business Solution, call 0345 600 1828 or visit: https://share.hsforms.com/1tTRe4h7IQZOBHtRBmdDDfg2z02a.