Remote Compliance Support for Essential Operations

March 25, 2020
By Mairead Roden

Last night, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which requires Washingtonians to stay home for at least the next two weeks to flatten the curve of the COVID19 pandemic and keep our healthcare system functioning. This order is crucial for the health of our community. It also highlights just how many sectors are considered essential to maintain the critical infrastructure of our state and country.

At Freer Consulting, we have served clients in these essential sectors, both in person and remote, since 1998 though engineering, certification, compliance, and other services. As an essential business ourselves, we continue to support these sectors during this unprecedented time and are proud to do so.

While many of these essential businesses are in high demand during emergency situations, others serve in more of a standby capacity, providing time to focus on often unattended tasks, such as process documentation, training, and internal audits. If you need help, we are available to guide your business through these tasks remotely and effectively.

The following are some general examples of how we support our country’s essential businesses:

  • Quality Management Systems
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems
  • Emergency Response Plans
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Due Diligence
  • Regulatory Assessment and Compliance
  • Internal Audits
  • Training

The following section shows more specific examples of how we support clients in each sector. If you need remote support during this critical time, we’re here to help.

Healthcare/Public Health Sector

Customer Types:

  • Labs
  • Manufacturers

Examples of Support:

  • ISO 13485 – Medical Devices
  • ISO 17025 – Laboratory Accreditation

Emergency Services Sector

Customer Types:

  • Aviation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Maritime Transportation

Examples of Support:

  • Fireboat Testing Manuals
  • Haz Mat Training and Compliance

Food and Agriculture Sector

Customer Types:

  • Agriculture
  • Food Processing

Examples of Support:

  • British Retail Consortium (BRC) Food Safety Standard
  • Haz Mat Training and Compliance
  • Hazards Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP)
  • ISO 22000 – Food Safety
  • JPA Tanker Wash Guidelines

Energy Sector

Customer Types:

  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas Industry Manufacturers

Examples of Support:

  • Aboveground Storage Tank Compliance (AST)
  • American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Spec Q1, 6A, 16C
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • Chemical Plant Operations Support
  • Haz Mat Training and Compliance
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Nuclear Site Decommissioning
  • Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans
  • Underground Storage Tank Compliance (UST)

Water and Wastewater Sector

Customer Types:

  • Ground Transportation
  • Maritime Transportation

Examples of Support:

  • Engineering Support
  • EPA/State Reporting and Interface
  • Analytics
  • Haz Mat Training and Compliance
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Permit Applications
  • Sampling and Lab Management
  • Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
  • Stormwater Inspection and Controls
  • Stormwater Management and Treatment Systems
  • Stormwater Planning (SWPPP)
  • Vessel Documentation Management
  • Vessel General Permit
  • Wastewater Management and Engineering

Transportation and Logistics Sector

Customer Types:

  • Aviation
  • Ground Transportation
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Public Transportation
  • Railroads

Examples of Support:

  • Aboveground Storage Tank Compliance (AST)
  • International Safety Management (ISM)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Shipboard Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP)
  • Underground Storage Tank Compliance (UST)
  • Vessel Documentation Management
  • Vessel General Permit

Communications and Information Technology Sector

Customer Types:

  • Electronics Manufacturing
  • Maritime Transportation

Examples of Support:

  • E-waste Recycling
  • IT Support Services
  • Maritime Software Systems

Other Community-based Government Operations and Essential Functions Sector

Customer Types:

  • Consulting Services
  • Utilities

Examples of Support:

  • Professional Services

Critical Manufacturing Sector

Customer Types:

  • Oil and Gas Industry Manufacturers
  • Shipyards

Examples of Support:

  • Aboveground Storage Tank Compliance (AST)
  • American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Petroleum Institute (API) Spec Q1, 6A, 16C
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • ISO 14001 Environmental Management System
  • Underground Storage Tank Compliance (UST)

Defense Industrial Base Sector

Customer Types:

  • Shipyards

Examples of Support:

  • American Institute for Steel Construction (AISC)
  • American Welding Society (AWS)
  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System

We want to support you and your business through this unprecedented crisis, whether it’s providing tools to enhance remote collaboration, making recommendations to promote safety and efficiency, or filling gaps temporarily. Please contact us for a free consultation. Let’s get though this together.

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