GBAC STAR Accreditation
GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response, and recovery accreditation for facilities. Designed by the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™, (GBAC), a Division of ISSA, this performance-based comprehensive training program teaches the proper protocols, correct disinfection techniques, and cleaning best practices for biohazard situations like SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Successful GBAC STAR facilities are able to demonstrate that correct work practices, procedures and systems are in place to prepare, respond, and recover from outbreaks and pandemics. Since the program was established in May 2020, over 1,900 facilities in more than 80 countries across six continents have earned accreditation, and more than 3,000 facilities are in the process of pursuing accreditation.
The GBAC STAR™ Service Accreditation program provides third-party validation of the cleaning, disinfection, and infection prevention protocols and procedures of building service contractors (BSCs) and other outsourced cleaning service providers. Designed by GBAC to deliver a competitive advantage to service providers by positioning them as a strategic partner against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
GBAC STAR Service is a performance-based program that is based on quality management system principles and is similar in approach to other relevant industry programs like ISO 9001, ISO 45001, and ISO 35001. It is designed to complement other cleaning-industry programs like the ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS), which outlines the primary characteristics of a well-run, quality cleaning organization.
For more information on applying for GBAC STAR accreditation, visit gbac.issa.com/gbac-star-service-accreditation/.