Service contractor CCS Facility Services has become the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service accreditation.
The program is designed for building service contractors and other outsourced cleaning service providers seeking third-party validation for their cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention programs.
Patricia Olinger, Executive Director, GBAC, said cleaning service providers are instrumental in the quest to maintain the cleanest and safest facilities around the world.
“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, Colorado, with multiple offices across the Western United States, CCS Facility Services is one of the largest privately held integrated facility services companies in the United States, providing 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.
Service providers must also ensure that at least 5 per cent of 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.
Troy Coker, founder and CEO of CCS Facility Services, said CCS is proud to be the first business in the world to achieve GBAC STAR Service accreditation.
“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.”
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