The measures taken by the Austrian Federal Government in response to the COVID19 pandemic explicitly provide for exceptions for the exercise of professional activities in accordance with § 2 no. 4 of the Ordinance of the Federal Minister of Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection pursuant to § 2 no. 1 of the COVID-19 Measures Act (Verordnung des Bundesministers für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz gemäß § 2 Z 1 des COVID-19-Maßnahmengesetzes). TÜV AUSTRIA ensures that in providing its testing, inspection and certification services, the intention of the measures ordered is implemented. The primary objective is to reduce social contacts as far as possible. At the same time, it is important to keep the effects as low as possible.
The TÜV AUSTRIA Group has implemented the following measures to contain the SARS-CoV-2 and to maintain the contractually agreed testing, inspection and certification services:
- Temporary telework for employees
- Switching from meetings and business trips to Skype meetings
- Prevention of virus transmission by wearing gloves, use of disinfectants, compliance with the officially prescribed safety distance for field staff
- Services with a required presence of more than 5 persons were discontinued
- Testing, inspection and certification services with less than 5 persons present are carried out by TÜV AUSTRIA test engineers without restriction.
For TÜV AUSTRIA employees who have been commissioned by the field service to carry out the testing, inspection and certification services you have ordered, it is ensured on a daily basis that there has been no contact with SARS-CoV-2 infected persons.
Even under these challenging conditions, TÜV AUSTRIA is making every effort to comply with legal inspection obligations and to fulfil its contractual obligations. TÜV AUSTRIA will continue to monitor the situation on an ongoing basis and adapt the measures in line with developments.
Conscious and thorough hand hygiene - wash your hands with soap and warm water, at present also more often
Face, especially mouth, eyes, nose - do not touch with your fingers
Do not shake hands / hugs if necessary
Do not pass on your mobile phone or tablet
Sneeze, cough, otherwise bend your arm, dispose of handkerchief in disposable handkerchief
And: Stay at home in case of illness - and here not only at Covid-19!
Strict separation of the use of private and professional equipment
Install apps exclusively via official App Stores for the desktop, but also for smartphones and tablets, if this is possible at all.
Always use VPN access to the company network
Attention to Phishing Mails, currently mainly with Corona and CoVid-19 - reference
Always check whether the alleged e-mail sender really corresponds to the e-mail address, whether from internal or external
Under no circumstances open email attachments of suspicious emails or click on suspicious links
Do not enter login data and passwords on external websites
Delete suspicious e-mails immediately!
Inform your IT department immediately so that they can take further protective measures if necessary
Follow current news and updates on recommend measures at these sites: AGES (click here) and the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs (click here), the Federal Ministry for Social Affairs, Health, Care and Consumer Protection (click here) and the World Health Organisation (WH) (click here).
General health consultancy: Speed dial 1450 (Austria)
AGES Hotline: 0800 555 621
European Emergency Number: 112
International Emergency Telephone Numbers by Country (Wikipedia)
Should you have further questions, please direct them to the following TÜV AUSTRIA email address: cctuvat