COVID-SAFE UK Safer Assured, environmental health experts in the fields of infection control and legal compliance, has announced the launch of COVID-SAFE UK, a new quality mark for organisations with proven on-site controls to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

As the Government takes steps to end the lockdown, employers are struggling to make sense of the abundance of, and sometimes conflicting, guidance. And employees, suppliers and the public are looking for reassurance that the locations they are working in and visiting are operating to the safest possible standards.

Safer Assured’s scheme has been established to give assistance and assurance, providing members with:

● Best practice standards based on the latest research and government requirements.


FOR CLOUDFM Specialist FM provider Cloudfm says it has embarked on a significant restructure of the business in preparation for a more advanced FM industry as the UK comes out of lockdown.

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a huge appetite for technology to be applied to the challenges of operating facilities. In response, Cloudfm has greatly accelerated its existing programme of new technology offerings, encompassing artificial intelligence, machine learning,


● Downloadable resources and phone advice from highly qualified health and safety practitioners.

● Examination of procedures and inspections via video link to verify controls are in place.

● A report and determination of approval, conditional approval (based on satisfactory completion of an action plan) or refusal.

● A certificate, window sticker, COVID-SAFE UK Register entry and digital Quality Mark for successful organisations to use for a year.

With workplaces needing to move fast in preparation for returning staff, the Standard does not require lengthy documented procedures and can be applied to most industry sectors.

Early adopters of the Scheme are the CBA (Craft Bakers Association) who now include this as a free benefit to their trade association members

augmented-reality tools and its own manufactured and patented hardware.

The company claims that this accelerated programme has created a major boost to the automation of existing processes. The re-imagined Cloudfm will now be able to offer occupiers facility management services at a greater scale and at a faster rate than before.

Since March 15th 2020, Cloudfm has continued to support its client base through these unprecedented times as well as welcoming new clients on board, despite the crisis having an impact on many clients’ revenue.

(1500+ bakeries). CBA members can download resources which include customisable COVID-19 risk assessments to help them put in place best practice.

Melissa Thompson, a Chartered Environmental Health Practitioner and Managing Director of Safer Assured, commented: “We developed the COVID-SAFE UK Standard as we believe that organisations are desperate to do the right thing but putting in place a simple system to adequately protect others can be a daunting task.

“Having a best practice standard to work towards and a quality mark to promote can repay that investment whilst creating a safe environment that supports staff, customers and the public as we return together to normality.”

Jeff Dewing, CEO of Cloudfm, said: “No business could have anticipated the scale and impact of Covid-19 and its economic consequences. The decision to restructure the business has been extremely tough but these changes are necessary and will best prepare Cloudfm to adapt to the new reality, as we continue to support our clients and develop our technology solutions.

“It is with great sadness that the restructure will have an impact on so many of our colleagues, and their families. Our number one focus will be to work tirelessly in the first instance to help those colleagues find new roles as fast as possible.”

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