Cleaning service providers are taking new steps to show off their cleaning credentials.
Colorado-based CCS Facility Services has become the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR’s new Service Accreditation.
The Global Biorisk Advisory Council, a Division of ISSA, announced the new program last month. The service accreditation is designed for building service contractors and other outsourced cleaning service providers seeking third-party validation for their cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs.
“Cleaning service providers are instrumental in the quest to maintain the cleanest and safest facilities around the world,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “We congratulate CCS Facility Services for their dedication to formal accreditation that will benefit both their customers and their employees. This is the first of many upcoming GBAC STAR Service accreditations that will help people feel more confident when entering facilities of all types and sizes.”
Headquartered in Denver, Colo., with multiple offices across the Western U.S., CCS Facility Services is one of the largest privately held integrated facility services companies in the United States. It provides janitorial, restoration services, and building engineering across multiple industries.
To earn accreditation, CCS fulfilled 20 key GBAC STAR program elements including program controls and monitoring, risk assessment and mitigation strategies, worker health programs, and many more.
“CCS Facility Services is incredibly proud to be the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service accreditation,” says Troy Coker, founder and CEO of CCS Facility Services. “It validates the work we’ve done to respond to COVID-19 and provided us with the best practice framework to create a sustainable, evolving response to biorisk situations. We could not have earned this achievement without our incredibly hardworking staff of cleaners and building engineers who demonstrate their commitment to the health and safety of customer facilities every day. We thank the Global Biorisk Advisory Council for its leadership and for honoring our team’s hard work.”
Cleaning service providers must also ensure that at least five per cent of their frontline cleaning staff have completed the GBAC Fundamentals Online Course: Cleaning & Disinfection Principles. One supervisor per every 10 frontline cleaning workers must also complete the course to ensure leadership is knowledgeable about the steps necessary for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from biorisk situations.
Learn more and apply for GBAC STAR™ Service accreditation at gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-service-accreditation/.
To track accredited cleaning service providers and facilities, access the GBAC STAR Facility Directory at gbac.org/directory.