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SGS providing quality assurance of PPE and cleanliness assessment solutions

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) protects against health and safety hazards. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, outbreak healthcare professionals and common people rely more on such PPE to protect themselves and others from getting infected.

PPE works as a barrier between an individual’s skin, mouth, nose, or eyes and viral & bacterial infections, the first-line defense against harmful exposures.  In this regard, the quality and safety features of such PPE is one of the major concerns.

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Figure: In Bangladesh, SGS is the leading approved laboratory by DGDA with maximum testing capability in the countries TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry.

In addition to protecting the human body, special treatments can be applied to a garment to prevent an attack from harmful microorganisms, strengthen materials and extend durability. This is important for both the seller and customer, as no one expects a high-end functional product to have a short service life.

In Europe, placing PPE products on the market is regulated by the PPE Regulation (2016/425). In the USA, all personal protective equipment (PPE) that is intended for use as a medical device must follow The Food and Drug Administration FDA’s regulations. In China, the regulatory of GB2626-2019 is essential for PPE products.

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in the modern era, posing unforeseen challenges to business continuity. SGS has dedicated teams who are working hard to meet those challenges and support international efforts to beat COVID-19. Its global network and experts provide one-stop simple solutions for PPE product compliance with testing, inspection and certification requirements.

In Bangladesh, SGS is the leading approved laboratory by DGDA with maximum testing capability in the countries TIC (Testing, Inspection, Certification) industry. It is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing laboratory also provides comprehensive testing services on many kinds of PPE such as face mask and gowns.

Sanitation of your installations is of the utmost importance to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. SGS can assist by providing on-site or virtual monitoring to assess the effectiveness of cleaning and disinfection procedures. SGS also provides services that can support your businesses to evaluate the efficacy of cleaning and disinfection procedures.

This service ensures that the strict standards of cleanliness are met to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cleaning and disinfection procedures are crucial to prepare any business for re-opening after COVID19. It will help to safely open workplaces again.

SGS provides post-cleaning validation walk-through inspections as well as supplementary environmental sampling and testing to assess the effectiveness of your cleaning and disinfection program and the extent and persistence of COVID-19.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, founded in 1878 and is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 97,000 employees SGS operates a network of over 26,00 offices and laboratories around the world. SGS is constantly looking beyond customers’ and society’s expectations to deliver market-leading services wherever they are needed.

As the leader in providing specialized business solutions that improve quality, safety and productivity and reduce risk, SGS helps customers to navigate an increasingly regulated world. Its independent services add significant value to customers’ operations and ensure business sustainability.

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