COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges throughout the world and has impacted everyday life
We at TÜV SÜD ARISE hope everyone, including your family and friends remain healthy and safe as we continue to monitor the situation daily.
ARISE / ABIIC is committed to taking action to minimize COVID-19 risks at both our client sites and ARISE / ABIIC locations. Below is some guidance:
- YES, we are an essential business [PDF]
- That does not mean we go into every situation regardless of the risk and without taking all reasonable safety precautions
PROTOCOLS TO KEEP CLIENTS SAFE DURING INSPECTIONS
The following protocol is set up for clients who ARISE / ABIIC is performing boiler and pressure vessel inspections in accordance with local Jurisdictional Boiler & Pressure Vessel Rules and Regulations*
- ARISE / ABIIC inspectors will continue all servicing as we are providing essential duties as outlined in any proclamations issued by Governors, State Health Departments, Local Authorities, etc.
- ARISE / ABIIC inspectors have been instructed to continue the scheduling process and to follow all established safety protocols issued both internally and externally.
- It is business as usual in relation to providing critical inspections as required by jurisdictional law in all jurisdictions ARISE / ABIIC performs these functions.
REGARDING OPERATING CERTIFICATE RENEWALS ON BOILERS AND PRESSURE VESSELS
- If the location denies access, ensure they are to try every means possible to get in a non-conventional way.... such as rear entries to limit exposure to their employees.
- Inform them a Priority Recommendation will be issued (unless the jurisdiction requires something different.)
- Enter a Non-Certificate External Inspection with a Priority Recommendation. Enter comments in the Non-Certificate External Inspection Report and Priority Recommendation stating the reason entry was denied. Include name, email and phone number of contact denying access.
* National Board / Jurisdiction Tracking for Regulatory Changes due to COVID-19 – Due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, some jurisdictions have had to make temporary changes to installation and in-service inspection procedures. Click here [PDF] to view the most up to date information from the jurisdictions. Jurisdictions not listed have not submitted new data to the National Board. Please check regularly for new updates.
Stay safe everyone... practice social distancing and wash your hands often :)