Spectra Venue Management at Mosaic Place 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, Spectra Venue Management at Mosaic Place has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility/facilities.
“For us it is imperative to pro-actively plan our approach as we look to welcoming fans back to the venue,” says District General Manager for Spectra Venue Management Ryan MacIvor. “Ensuring the safety of our guests and staff is paramount moving forward, which is why we made haste in achieving our GBAC Accreditation.”
“We applaud Spectra’s efforts to go above and beyond to achieve this certification,” stated Fraser Tolmie, Mayor of the City of Moose Jaw. “It is important that when Mosaic Place reopens to fans they will be confident that the right protocols and procedures are in place.”
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.
“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, Mosaic Place 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, Mosaic Place 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. Learn more about GBAC STAR accreditation at www.gbac.org.
About Mosaic Place
Mosaic Place is a multi-purpose 200,000 square foot facility located in in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. The 4,500- seat arena is home to Western Hockey Leagues’ Moose Jaw Warriors. Inside the facility is Moose Jaw Ford Curling Centre complete with eight sheets of ice regulated for curling. Privately managed by Spectra, the venue will host a variety of events throughout the year including ice hockey games, concerts and community events.
Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Corporate Partnerships. All divisions are in place at the Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch.
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.