Pune based Panchshil Realty and British Safety Council have announced that at the time of the audit, Panchshil Realty had implemented, proper and adequate policies, procedures, and arrangements relating to control of COVID-19 within the workplace, across 15 million square feet of its office parks portfolio. With this, Panchshil Realty has become the first and only real estate group in India and in the entire Asia-Pacific Region to have benchmarked and independently validated its COVID-19 related control measures at its workplaces, against stringent global safety standards as laid down by the British Safety Council.
Panchshil Realty’s office portfolio in Pune comprises landmark projects like EON Free Zone, World Trade Centre, Business Bay, and the International Convention Centre, and its campuses are home to leading global corporations like Allianz, Citibank, Cognizant, Concentrix, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, MasterCard, Michelin, T-Systems, UBS, VMWare and Vodafone among many others.
British Safety Council guidance takes account of current good practice, including information from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – Government of India guidelines, the World Health Organisation (WHO), The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
British Safety Council’s COVID-19 Assurance Assessment provides a framework for organizations to develop and implement robust and relevant protocols and arrangements designed to effectively manage the risk of transmission of COVID-19 as far as is reasonably practicable within their workplace.
The COVID-19 risk management processes undertaken included, assessing the risks, planning the control measures, allocating roles and responsibilities, implementing and maintaining controls, communication, and training, monitoring effectiveness, and reviewing and revising arrangements when necessary.