FLEET LANDING ANNOUNCES S.A.F.E.R. INITIATIVE AND COMMITMENT TO GBAC STAR ACCREDITATION
9.1.2020 – Fleet Landing has announced its commitment to achieve Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Fleet Landing will implement the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention across its 125-acre campus as a part of its S.A.F.E.R. at Fleet Landing initiative.
As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR™ helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. The program will verify that Fleet Landing implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Fleet Landing will demonstrate compliance with the program’s 20 core elements, which range from standard operating procedures and risk assessment strategies to personal protective equipment and emergency preparedness and response measures.
S.A.F.E.R. at Fleet Landing outlines the plan to ensure Residents, team members and visitors enjoy the peace of mind and confidence that all measures are being taken to protect health and well-being. The initiative includes the introduction of State-of-the-art technologies, specifically the use of electrostatics for surface disinfection and plasma air filtration systems, Adherence to the highest standards of infection prevention, and Frequent training for team members to ensure best practices are in place. Additionally, Expanded choices for contactless programming and services will ensure Residents will continue to thrive and Regular assessment of outcomes to measure performance will allow the opportunity to improve and adapt as circumstances change.
“The S.A.F.E.R. at Fleet Landing initiative and our commitment to obtain GBAC Accreditation will assure our community that we have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments, while delivering on our Mission to enrich the lives of those we serve and support successful aging” said Josh Ashby, Fleet Landing CEO. “By taking the important step to pursue GBAC STAR™ accreditation, Fleet Landing will receive third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating our preparedness and commitment to operating safely. In the face of this global pandemic, our Residents have expressed that now, more than ever before, they find the experience of living in a community like Fleet Landing to be more fulfilling and safer than living alone.”
About GBAC, a Division of ISSA
Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response and recovery, the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. The organization’s services include biorisk management program assessment and training, Forensic Restoration® response and remediation, the GBAC STAR™ facility accreditation program, training and certification of individuals and consulting for building owners and facility managers. For more information, visit www.gbac.org.
With more than 9,300 members—including distributors, manufacturers, manufacturer representatives, wholesalers, building service contractors, in-house service providers, residential cleaners and associated service members—ISSA is the world’s leading trade association for the cleaning industry. The association is committed to changing the way the world views cleaning by providing its members with the business tools they need to promote cleaning as an investment in human health, the environment and an improved bottom line. Headquartered in Northbrook, Ill., USA, the association has regional offices in Mainz, Germany; Whitby, Canada; Parramatta, Australia; Seoul, South Korea; and Shanghai, China. For more information about ISSA, visit www.issa.com or call 800-225-4772 (North America) or 847-982-0800.