Accreditation to the GBAC STAR Facility Program on cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention has been made to UK cleaning contractor Exclusive Services Group.
The performance-based accreditation is designed to help facilities establish a comprehensive system of cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention for their staff and their building.
The program relies on GBAC’s comprehensive training, which teaches protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations such as coronavirus.
“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.”
Exclusive Services Group Swindon-based BICs training centre manager Colin Brooker said: “this important accreditation is robust and well-proven in assisting facilities with work practices, protocols, procedures, and systems to control risks associated with infectious agents, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19.
“It measures not only our commitment to building occupant health and safety but our capability to match that in practical terms as clients re-engage with their workspaces, post-pandemic.”
ABOUT The Exclusive Services Group
Exclusive Services Group is a dynamic, privately-owned company providing cleaning and facilities management services focussed on current and future innovations. The Group controls two distinct service providers in Exclusive Contract Services and Brayborne Facilities Services.
Hatfield-based Exclusive Contract Services is a specialist in cleaning leisure, retail, media and leisure, logistics, education, pharmaceutical and commercial spaces.
In January 2016, the Group acquired Brayborne Facilities Services, an organisation founded in 1995 and offering a wide range of bespoke professional cleaning and facility support services to retail, education, commercial and public sector clients. Brayborne also offers an in-house specialist division with specialisms including external, data centre and kitchen/wet area cleaning.
Together the two providers have expand the scope of services offered by the Group, sharing a dedicated BICS (British Institute of Cleaning Science) learning and development centre in Swindon delivering industry-recognised qualification courses to all company staff and management.