COVID-SAFE UK Standard Primary Authority Assured
Safer Food Scores are delighted to announce that the Safer Assured COVID-19 Risk Assessment and Management Pack, and the COVID-SAFE UK Standard have been examined and assessed by Environmental Health Managers from Milton Keynes Council. As a result, they have issued assured advice to other councils that they represent a correct interpretation of health and safety legislation.
Any Safer Assured Members that achieve COVID-SAFE UK Approval, will benefit from more consistent enforcement from environmental health officers throughout the country, and assistance from Milton Keynes Council (via Safer Food Scores) if other officers disagree with their advice. More importantly, possession of the COVID-SAFE UK Quality Mark will instil confidence in your COVID-19 procedures.
More recently, other COVID-19 certification schemes have been launched that reflect minimal standards and/or rely on self-assessment. To avoid misleading your employees and customers, you can be re-assured that COVID-SAFE UK approval is based upon:
- A best practice standard developed by Chartered Environmental Health Practitioners with many years’ experience in health and safety and infection control.
- An independent and detailed document review of COVID-19 risk assessments and standard operating procedures
- A site inspection or inspection via video link to ensure that control measures have been implemented correctly
- Assessment by highly qualified health and safety auditors and members of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health