DNV GL is taking a new approach to manage the risk of infection during the COVID-19 pandemic season by deploying VeChain-based My Care solution to its maritime customers especially those who desire to return back to business soonest.
Scanning the QR-code attached to My Care trust mark and storing the data on VeChain public chain to enhance trust and integrity offers DNV GL’s maritime business partners a friendly approach to manage, mitigate the risk of infection, and give businesses more assurance during the COVID period, the Head of Corporate Communications at DNV GL, Tomas Barrett, said in a recent release.
My Care’s suite of independent assessment services combines best practices of risk management, healthcare and safety rating standard, Health and Safety Executive, and quality management systems of DNV GL.
Though My Care is being deployed to the maritime industry, DNV GL said the assessment framework can be introduced to other industries.
Recently, DNV GL released CIP-M, a certification standard used to assure infection prevention basically on a cruise and other vessel types. However, this is different from My Care’s suite of independent assessment services.
The CEO of DNV GL – Business Assurance, Luca Crisciotti, said that third-party verification helps ensure the setting of the right measure, transparency, data security, and the safety of people.
While the novel coronavirus lasts, Luca said companies can gain back their employees, stakeholder, and passengers’ trust with efficient communication of infection risk prevention and mitigation approach as offered My Care offers.
With My Care assessments services, companies can display and share necessary information online or onboard the vessels, thus guaranteeing trusted communication. My Care also offers the service of measuring infection risk management maturity that gives detailed information about the maturity of the company’s existing processes.
DNV GL said ferry company Viking Line and Finnish cruise have already deployed the solution as the first maritime company to do so, and they have covered about seven vessels and six terminals.
The CEO of DNV GL – Maritime, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, said My Care is an added advantage to the certification of infection prevention in maritime (CIP-M) recently launched by DNV GL. This allows companies to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow in the maritime industry, he said.
Data collected with My Care assessment services are store on VeChain blockchain technology for immutability and transparency.
My Care lets firms deploy hospital-grade risk infection management to ships. The solution was launched by DNV GL last month. My Care is a blockchain-enabled infection risk management platform designed by DNV GL, and its backend is powered by VeChain via the VeChain ToolChain.