Validating New Standards for Health and Safety

Now more than ever, it is critical that you feel confident that you can protect the health and safety of the guests and staff at your facilities. In response to the COVID pandemic and changing customer needs, DEKRA North America is introducing Safe HOST™ (Safe Hospitality Operational Specifications and Techniques), a turnkey, yet comprehensive, assessment program to help your hospitality business safely return to full operations, as well as maintain those safe practices over time. DEKRA Safe HOST is customized to the hospitality industry, leveraging best practices from DEKRA’s experience in validating risk management and Management Systems Assessments and Certifications including Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301) , Risk Management (ISO 31000), and Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001) .

Compliance With New Health and Safety Specifications

Hospitality venues are adopting new health and safety specifications to address the risks of COVID19 and other infectious diseases but need an independent third party to ensure these standards are being consistently and properly maintained. DEKRA Safe HOST is specifically developed to help hotels, restaurants and other travel, tourism or hospitality venues adhere to standards, including but not limited to, those established by the World Health Organization (WHO), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We can also ensure multiple locations or franchises are in compliance with unique standards required by individual corporations or parent organizations.

A Customized Approach

As every operation and organization is different, DEKRA Safe HOST includes consultation with your team to understand the specifications for your individual operation and corporate guidelines. We help your team identify areas of high risk, as well as establish processes and procedures to ensure full compliance.
We evaluate elements including:
  • Guest experience
  • Proper cleaning and sanitation of hotel rooms, restaurants, spas, elevators, reception areas, etc.
  • Maintenance and other back office procedures
  • Monitoring, logging and reporting of health or safety-related risks
  • Process control and management
  • Vendor management for delivery of products and materials from outside suppliers
  • Response and communications plans
  • Training, Assessment, and Monitoring
We can also help you operationalize the specifications by fully training your team to ensure they understand the new requirements and have the tools and support needed to ensure seamless and consistent adherence to new, more stringent sanitary standards.
Finally, DEKRA can assess and validate the initial implementation, as well as monitor progress over time, leveraging 25 years of experience in North America as an independent, ANSI/ANAB-accredited auditing body for Management System Certification. Our proven remote and on-site assessment techniques enable us to be flexible and highly responsive to your timeline and your unique needs.

Customized Solutions

DEKRA also offers customized, independent 2nd party assessments and audits, offering the flexibility of customizing our process to any industry or standard. DEKRA uses independent auditors to leverage best practices from our experience in validating risk management and Management Systems Assessments and Certifications including Business Continuity Management (ISO 22301), Risk Management (ISO 31000), and Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001).
No matter what standard or approach you chose, DEKRA’s turnkey assessments can help your business return to safe operations and maintain those practices over time.