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GBAC STAR service accreditation now available for cleaning service providers

Published 29th March, 2021 by Neil Nixon

GBAC STAR service accreditation now available for cleaning service providers

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a division of ISSA, has launched the GBAC STAR Service Accreditation Programme for building service contractors and other outsourced cleaning service providers. The newest member of the GBAC STAR portfolio, GBAC STAR Service accreditation provides third-party validation of a cleaning service provider’s cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention protocols and procedures.

“Building service contractors are on the frontlines of cleaning, disinfecting and infection prevention of facilities during the pandemic, and many are looking for ways to promote their expertise,” said GBAC executive director, Patricia Olinger. “Expanding GBAC STAR accreditation to these service providers enables them to expand their knowledge of cleaning, disinfection and infection prevention, and to demonstrate to customers and prospects that they can manage risks today and in the future.”

ISSA executive director, John Barrett, said: “Cleaning service providers are often responsible for managing cleaning programmes or working alongside established custodial teams in facilities like schools, stadiums, convention centres, and more. Now, building service contractors can pursue GBAC STAR Service accreditation to further enhance their service offerings and complement the GBAC STAR Facility accreditation to which more than 4000 facilities around the world are committed to achieving.”

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