19, the first university in Andalusia and the second in Spain to achieve such a prestigious certification, demonstrating its total commitment to the protection of students, PAS and PDI.
With great satisfaction the Management of the University of Almeria has received the notification coming from AENOR: it has been granted the Certification of Protocols in front of the COVID-19. This is a reason for huge tranquility, as it has been demonstrated that the document of measures developed by the University of Almeria against the coronavirus, implemented since the last months, brings together from the beginning the appropriate measures to protect and prevent possible infections of people in the university community and, in turn, make the campus as safe as possible.
This distinction supports, therefore, that the protocols developed by the LAU are aligned with the recommendations of national and international organizations, as well as with recognized good practices in the education sector. In this way, obtaining the AENOR certification places the University of Almeria in the vanguard of the action against the COVID-19.
In order to obtain it, the University of Almeria has undergone exhaustive evaluations, both in person and through documentation. This certification supports a comprehensive approach to the management of risks derived from COVID-19. For its part, AENOR has considered various aspects for its concession: management of specific risks in the organization, management of occupational health, good cleaning and hygiene practices, organizational measures, protection measures, training, information and communication and crisis management and continuity of activities.
Thus, two commitments are joined, that of the UAL itself and that of AENOR, which has created this new certification because of its interest in promoting various lines of action to strengthen the response capacity of our country to the crisis caused by the COVID-19, based on the evidence that the proper implementation of good practices in the management of coronavirus is key to transfer to workers, customers and consumers the necessary guarantees to generate confidence.
The University of Almeria is supported by this concession in its good practices in managing the risks derived from COVID-19 in its facilities and services, as AENOR states, adding that “the facilities and services that are audited will have the assurance that they are applying appropriate protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19”. This has been the intention of the University of Almeria since it entered the State of Alarm in March 2020, always watching over the safety of its students and staff, teaching and research, and administration and services. By virtue of this, it developed a protocol that has managed to dissipate the risk of infection on campus, provided with the strict application of the measures contained therein by the entire community. It is now the first public administration in Almeria, the first university in Andalusia and the second in Spain, after that of Castilla La Mancha, to have such a prestigious endorsement.
The protocol in front of the COVID-19 of the University of Almeria, like the rest of institutions and organizations, is a dynamic document that is constantly being updated according to the different epidemiological scenarios, as well as the scientific documents that are being published.