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TÜV Rheinland Greater China office arrangement in response to coronavirus outbreak

As of 20 February, 2020

No staff infected or suspected in TÜV Rheinland Greater China

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, please be informed that the TÜV Rheinland management team has taken immediate actions and followed the official announcement issued by the government to limit the exposure of our staff for the protection of their health and safety, including the arrangement for our offices in the following locations:

Our offices and laboratories in Hong Kong and Taiwan are back to business from the Spring Festival as usual (on Jan 29 and 30). Our major laboratories and offices in Mainland China (Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Beijing, Qingdao, Dalian) have gradually resumed business since February 10th, 2020 in accordance with the location government announcement. So far, all the above resume to work application have been approved by the local government due to the comprehensive HSE(Health, Safety and Environment) measures and preparation. We are able to provide inspection services in major locations like most areas of Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shandong and Tianjin except that some areas are with special travel control.

TRGCN offices that have resumed work

Hong Kong Shanghai Guangzhou
TaiwanNanjingShenzhen
BeijingYongkangXiamen
ChangchunHangzhouFuzhou
NingboDalian RSSCChangsha

Laboratory arrangements

Our laboratories in mainland China have resumed over 85% of operation capacity. HSE measures have been thoroughly taken in lab management.

Measures taken to beat the virus

TÜV Rheinland Greater China is treating the developing situation with the utmost seriousness. We have promptly initiated a series of special measures as follows:

  • Globally sourced protection clothes and masks and arranged shipments to Greater China offices. A monitoring team formed by the regional management with support from HQ has defined and taken specific actions to support the combat of the epidemic and best protect the health of every colleague upon returning to work.
  • Globally issued travel ban to and from China until further notice. Within Greater China regions, the travels will strictly follow the location government guidelines. Issued immediate guidance to all colleagues on preventive measures that should take to protect themselves.
  • Introduced a requirement for all colleagues to self-report immediately to the firm in the event that they are diagnosed as either suspected of, or confirmed as, having with the Coronavirus.
  • To our colleagues, we have management notice, office management updates and internal communication channels to ensure all related policies, progress and measures are transparently communicated.
  • Special measures taken such as digitalized inspection/audit to ensure part of the onsite work can be done remotely. For special on-site visit needs, our HSE officer will review the risks of our employee and we will also do the customer venue assessment.

We apologize for any inconvenience thus caused and thank you for your understanding of the need to take such measures at a crucial time like this. Please feel free to contact your program managers/key account managers for further questions, assistance and project arrangements. As we continue to monitor the situation, we will provide further updates as necessary.

Together with our clients, we will overcome the difficulties!

Together with our clients, we will overcome the difficulties!

Hotline

  • China Mainland:+86 4008831300
  • Hong Kong:+852 21921022
  • Taiwan:+886 2 21721001