DNV GL has launched My Care, a proprietary infection risk management approach developed to assess, manage and mitigate infection risk in management systems, business processes and operations
Chief executive Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen said “The pandemic has put immense pressure on businesses to demonstrate a readiness to re-open and reliably sustain operations – the maritime industry is no different.”
The My Care methodology is derived from DNV GL’s approach to assessing infection risk management in hospitals, aspects of DNV GL’s healthcare standards, best practices in risk management, health, safety & environment, quality management systems and maturity safety rating standards. The framework can also be used to measure infection risk management maturity.
The company said My Care is designed to help businesses to assure stakeholders they have incorporated infection risk management as part of their wider risk management strategy. The framework incorporates local regulations and guidelines and can be applied to any vessel type, as well as terminals.
Companies will be offered three service offerings which are relevant to companies across all industries: Readiness assessment will verify whether infection prevention measures required to restart operations have been adopted and implemented.
Maturity assessment will measure the extent to which a company incorporates these measures. And finally DNV GL offers companies bespoke services based on the My Care methodology, which can include training and assessment programmes.
Finnish cruise company Viking Line is the first maritime business to complete a My Care readiness assessment, covering seven vessels and six terminals.
This framework differs from DNV GL’s recently launched CIP-M – a certification standard developed specifically for cruise and passenger vessels.
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