PPE Inventory Solutions

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Be prepared for any outbreak with a PPE inventory stockpile that is adequate, effective, compliant and in-date.

SGS Next Normal SolutionsThe COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of holding stocks of personal protective equipment (PPE). However, it has also revealed the failings of many PPE inventory stockpiles. These include:

  • Inadequate volume
  • Inaccurate inventory
  • Improper storage conditions
  • Poor quality PPE
  • Expired PPE

The lack of adequate PPE, caused by poor stockpiling strategies, has led to increased risk for health professionals and essential workers. An inadequate PPE supply can cause a loss of business continuity and severe damage to your reputation.

SGS’s PPE inventory solutions ensure that your strategic PPE inventory stockpiles are up to standard and ready for use when you need them.

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Ensure that your PPE stock is:

  • Adequate
  • Compliant with the latest regulations
  • In-date
  • Ready for use during any future outbreak

Stockpile Site Evaluation (SSE)

We provide a physical review of your PPE items and their storage conditions. An SGS inspector will evaluate the condition of the storage area and the stockpiled PPE. They will inspect inventories and check for mislabeling, mold and physical deterioration. They will also select samples for further laboratory analysis.

Laboratory Efficacy Assessment of PPE (LEAP)

LEAP is performed using samples from your PPE stockpile. These can be taken by our inspector or sent directly from you to our lab without inspection. Your samples are then analyzed using key industry standards and methods. Our LEAP testing strategies are tailored to the type of PPE stored, including masks, respirators, gowns, gloves and face shields.

We recommend regular LEAP evaluations to ensure your PPE remains effective while in storage.

Why SGS?

We are the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, with a global reputation for quality and integrity. We help businesses deliver products that are well designed, functional, durable and safe. We offer:

  • A global network of experienced inspectors
  • PPE technical and regulatory expertise
  • State of the art, ISO 17025 accredited laboratories
SGS Next Normal Solutions

Next Normal Solutions

The COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in the modern era, posing unforeseen challenges to business continuity. At SGS, we are working hard to meet those challenges and support international efforts to beat COVID-19.

Our experts are responding to the challenges our clients face with innovative solutions to help operations now, to ensure business continuity for the duration of the pandemic, and to support the recovery and evolution through each phase of the ‘next normal’.

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