TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, Greece’s leading Inspection and Certification Organization, has developed and proudly presents Certification Scheme regarding measures against corona-virus: TÜV AUSTRIA CoVid-Shield. TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, with this new Certification Scheme, declares present and active in restarting business and economic activity after the quarantine period and increases the citizens’ and consumers’ trust in TÜV AUSTRIA CoVid-Shield certified businesses.

Specifically, with responsibility and regards to Health, Safety and Business Continuity, TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, addresses all companies whose business involve socializing and hosting and generally have public meeting places, confirming that they:

  • Take the necessary measures, implement the appropriate procedures and the appropriate practices according to the competent authorities and the scientific community in order to prevent the transmission of the virus.
  • Provide the means and infrastructure needed to implement procedures and practices.
  • Have sufficiently trained staff and are constantly updating knowledge with training programs in order to be aligned with new instructions as issued by the National Health Organizations and other authorities/institutes (eg WHO)
  • Inform and give guidance to all those who enter/use the business premises, in order to avoid the transmission of the virus

The Scheme allows three different levels of “CoVid-Shield” certification (Basic, Higher or Excellent) based on the combination of the selected number of the intermediate Surveillance Audits and the sequence of their notification type.

In the context of the presentation of TÜV AUSTRIA CoVid-Shield, the CEO of the company Ioannis Kallias, underlined: “For all of us at TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas, the protection of Health and Business Continuity is Culture. This is the reason why we choose to contribute from our own perspective at the critical moment of restarting entrepreneurship in our country, after this unprecedented situation we are still facing. In the big bet of lifting hesitations and boosting confidence in the gradual return to “normality”, we are standing by businesses and society, creating a Certification Scheme – a Shield for businesses against the virus – a Shield for themselves, consumers/customers and the Society in general.

The new TÜV AUSTRIA CoVid-Shield Certification Scheme applies to all hospitality companies (hotels, accommodation), catering, food preparation and processing units, transport companies and supply chain, supermarkets, commercial stores, sports and gymnastics centres, public services, educational centres, schools, facility management companies etc.

More information about the new certification scheme can be found here.

TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas: Certification is a matter of Culture

 About TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas

TÜV AUSTRIA Hellas is an independent organization providing integrated control, training, inspection and certification for safety, quality, environment and resource management. The services portfolio focuses on serving the needs of customers to improve the quality and competitiveness of products, services and their human resources. The company’s clientele includes companies from all sectors of the economy such as agri-food, the tourism, the industrial, the lifts and lifting equipment industry, energy, construction, etc. At the same time, it focuses on the educational part through its education centre, which is recognized as a Center for Lifelong Learning (CLL) Level II.