Color Line receives verification from DNV GL for Covid-19 management

15 July 2020 (Last Updated July 15th, 2020 14:04)

Color Line has received verification for infection prevention processes and measures from the Norwegian classification society DNV GL under the My Care methodology.

Color Line has received verification for infection prevention processes and measures from the Norwegian classification society DNV GL under the My Care methodology.

The verification reiterates the company’s capability to manage and prevent infection risks such as Covid-19.

The verification covers the measures implemented on all management systems, six-passenger and cargo vessels and related terminals.

Color Line is the first shipping company in Norway to receive verification from DNV GL to handle risk related to infections.

My Care – Infection Prevention Ready can be read online or by scanning a QR code.

My Care methodology is based on DNV GL’s infection risk management approach adopted by hospitals for patient safety.

It integrates the healthcare standards of DNV GL with best practices in risk management, HSE management systems and maturity safety rating standards.

DNVGL – Business Assurance Sustainability and Training Manager Norway Lin Jacobsen Hammer said: “Congratulations to Color Line on achieving the My Care – Infection Prevention Ready trust mark for its vessels.

“Actively building trust in its infection prevention efforts demonstrates Color Line’s strong commitment to ensuring adequate and compliant infection risk management measures.

“Verification by a third party provides assurance that the right measures are in place to keep people safe, providing transparency and enhancing the trust of passengers and other stakeholders.”

Last month, Finnish shipping company Viking Line announced that it is the world’s first shipping company to receive verification from DNV GL under the My Care methodology.

In a separate development, French cruise ship operator Ponant received the delivery of the sixth and last Explorer class series vessel, Le Jacques Cartier, from VARD on 10 July.