August 09, 2022
Nassau, Bahamas – August 9, 2022– The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. (NAD) has announced that LPIA has achieved 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, NAD has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its airport terminal facilities.
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 verifies that LPIA implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.
“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, the airport has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely.”
To achieve GBAC STAR™ accreditation, NAD, under the direction of Jonathan Hanna, newly appointed Vice President of Operations, was required to 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.
“The accreditation took considerable effort and shows our commitment as an airport to safeguard the health and safety of all airport users and our desire for continuous improvement. Our Customer Experience team continues to go above and beyond on a daily basis to keep our facilities in pristine condition despite the numerous challenges associated with COVID,” said Hanna.
Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
About Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd.
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), the company that manages and operates the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), is a Bahamian company, owned by the government of The Bahamas and managed by Vantage Airport Group, making LPIA part of Vantage’s worldwide network. NAD is responsible for the majority of LPIA’s infrastructure including parking lots, terminals, runways and taxiways and all revenue generating and commercial development projects. As a private company, NAD receives no government guarantees or grants and is a self-sustaining, commercial entity based on international best practices.
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.
News date : 08/09/2022 Category : Business