Important information about coronavirus (COVID-19):

Baltic Control® Certification continues to support the Danish Government, Danish Health Authority and WHO (World Health Organization) guidances and efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

We continue to stay operational worldwide, and continue to take all necessary precautions to protect both our clients and our staff. From time to time our office staff work from home to prevent local outbreaks to spread, phones are redirected to mobile phones and business continues therefore as usual: we are 100% available on mail and phones, thus continue the work of servicing our clients worldwide.

Inspections and audits, on the other hand, must necessarily take place in companies, on sites and in the herds in question. In order to protect both clients and staff against COVID-19 virus we continue to follow these guidelines and precautionary measures for inspections and audits during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic:


BEFORE INSPECTION/AUDIT: 

  • If a person present during an inspection/audit is infected with or has symptoms of COVID-19, the inspection/audit cannot take place. A new date for the inspection/audit will be arranged as soon as possible.
     
  • If a person, planned to be present during an inspection/audit, has had physical contact with a person infected with or suspected of having COVID-19, we strongly recommend that all persons present during the inspection/audit wear face masks and keep a minimum distance of 2 meters.
     
  • We encourage that any infected person or persons showing symptoms of COVID-19 are sent to quarantine until a negative test result is available. If this action is not taken, the person responsible for the farm/herd, site or company is urged to contact the Baltic Control® Certification auditor/inspector or the Baltic Control® Certification office as soon as possible and state if this person will be present during the audit. We will set a new inspection/audit date if there is a need to postpone scheduled inspections/audits based on the risk of COVID-19. 

In addition to the above, the same of course also applies if the inspector/auditor needs to be quarantined or has been in physical contact with an infected person.


DURING INSPECTION/AUDIT:

  • The Baltic Control® Certification inspectors/auditors do not shake hands and there will be general increased attention to hygiene.
     
  • Wearing a face mask is a recommended option and will be agreed upon between the inspector/auditor and the client either beforehand or on site. 
     
  • We recommend and prefer that a minimum distance of 2 meters are maintained between the persons participating in the inspection/audit. If it is not possible to keep the recommended 2 meters distance, we strongly recommend that all participants wear a face maske. 
     
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic we will try to carry out inspections/audits with as little physical contact as possible. Therefore, there may be parts of the inspection/audit that will take place using online tools like Skype/Facetime/mobile cameras, etc. 


Baltic Control® Certification supports the Danish authorities' recommendations and strongly encourages all our employees to have a weekly COVID-19 test. This is to ensure that we as a company do not spread infection and to protect both customers and employees.

Baltic Control® Certification continues to follow all COVID-19 related developments and will inform our customers directly in case changes might affect you and the service we provide for you. Please always feel free to contact your Baltic Control® Certification contact person if you have any questions. We are also available at the following e-mail: cert@balticcontrol.com  

We hope for your understanding that during this pandemic, inspections/audits will be a little different than under normal circumstances. However, we will do everything we can to service you and your TIC needs while we all fight the pandemic and prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 virus.  


These guidelines will be updated on an ongoing basis in accordance with the guidelines of the Danish Health Authorities and WHO.

Updated information on COVID-19 is availabel at the Danish Health Authoritys webpage: Click here

Link to TIC Council concerning COVID-19: Click here


Latest update: 16. March 2021

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