COVID-19

BSI Singapore partner SG CLEAN programme

On 16 February 2020, Singapore government launched the SG Clean programme, a nationwide effort to fight COVID-19 outbreak by elevating cleanliness and public hygiene standards.

About SG Clean Programme

The “SG Clean Programme” (SG Clean) is a voluntary programme initiated by government agencies such as National Environmental Agency (NEA), Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to uphold good hygiene practices and reduce public health risks. The current COVID-19 situation forces businesses to adopt stricter measures to fight the spread of the virus and bolster public confidence.

The SG Clean quality mark will focus on certifying establishments with heavy human traffic daily, such as shopping malls, hotels, tourist attractions, conference venues, etc. Over the next few months, ESG and STB will encourage more than 37,000 businesses especially in the tourism, food and retail sectors to sign up for the SG Clean certification programme.

BSI Singapore support towards the SG Clean initiative

Beginning of March 2020, BSI Group Singapore Pte Ltd was appointed by Enterprise Singapore to be an Assessment Organisation for the SG CLEAN programme. As an independent assessment organization, BSI will certify participating establishments that have met these requirements and continue to maintain these practices.

To be certified, businesses will have to commit to a seven-point checklist adapted to the specificities of the sectors. These includes:

  • the appointment of an SG Clean manager to implement measures and ensure compliance
  • temperature and health screening of employees
  • arrangements for engagement of external personnel such as suppliers and contractors
  • implementation of cleanliness and hygiene practices and social distancing
  • complying with government orders, health advisories, and guidelines on COVID-19.

Businesses assessed to have met the criteria will be awarded the SG Clean quality mark!

We encouraged interested businesses to contact us at +65 6270 0777 or email us at info.sg(@)bsigroup.com for more information on the certification programme. 

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