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GBAC Certification by ISSA: A New Perspective on Workplace Cleaning and Maintenance

Contributed by Mark Gilbreth, Regional Sales Executive

For business owners, any big or small change can impact their business outlook and opportunities. However, in a fast-paced business environment, most companies focus on new and innovative ideas related to their core operations only. The back-end support processes such and cleaning and maintenance are easily overlooked, but the reality is that facilities maintenance has evolved into an impactful business function and continues to require innovation for improved, faster, and safer services.

At the same time, the recent coronavirus pandemic highlighted the value of professional facilities maintenance companies that played an essential role as frontline specialists for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing all types of commercial facilities. As a result, a growing number of businesses turned to expert cleaning and maintenance companies for their services to maintain a clean, safe, and healthy facility at all times. With the intensified competition in the industry, service providers that are considered effective and successful are the ones that focus on innovation, best practices, and improved employee training to prepare them to prevent and respond to biological or infectious disease risks. A prominent example is GBAC certification (Global Biorisk Advisory Council® Certification) offered through ISSA.

A facilities maintenance company, that provides on-ground teams including GBAC certified employees, can ensure higher safety and quality standards than other service providers. The GBAC certification through ISSA demonstrates the company’s commitment to establish a comprehensive cleaning, disinfecting, and maintenance program that includes techniques and procedures to combat biohazards and infectious diseases. The certification empowers cleaning and disinfecting staff to gain knowledge and skills required to prepare for, respond to, and recover from various infectious disease and contamination situations.

Diversified Maintenance works with thoroughly trained employees who continue to work as essential frontline cleaners to create safe and healthy environment at each facility they serve. The team members also include GBAC certified employees who are trained to understand and implement infection and contamination control measures across all types of facilities in various industries. To learn more about our commitment to outbreak prevention and workplace safety, send me a note at: Mark Gilbreth