COVID-19 Safe Supplier Operating Standard - Part Two


The three main sections are:

1.  A numbered operating statement which should be used as a description of good practice – the purpose of each operating statement is to guide a collaborative activity (between customer and supplier) to establish if measures are in place to deliver the statement, and where appropriate, work together to build and strengthen capability. 2. Observations – three columns where it can be recorded if evidence has been identified that demonstrates the operating statement is satisfied. The observations are a guide to establishing the level of capability and so

what collaborative capability development should take place. The levels of capability cover: i) Process: That a satisfactory documented process in place. ii) Enactment: That evidence exists that the process is being implemented. iii) Continuous Improvement: Where appropriate, that the process (and its enactment) is being effectively managed or kept up-to-date with evolving best practices. 3. Gap analysis and improvement opportunities – providing a focus for joint action planning and implementation.

As stated earlier, you should continuously monitor and apply local government standards and scientific advice when interpreting and working with each list because guidance and safe working practices are continually under review as the nature of the virus, its transmission, and how to manage it is better understood.

Operating Statement


Gap analysis and improvement opportunities

Ensuring the health and safety of your suppliers’ workforce

1.1 Screening for COVID-19 of employees and visitors takes place in accordance with current practices (e.g. rapid testing regime etc.).

Numbered operating statements provide the context

Opportunities to build capability (framed collaboratively)

Observations > Documented (i.e. process exists) > Implemented (i.e. enactment of the process) > Managed (i.e. continuous improvement)



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