Fort Wayne International Airport says it has received accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council which recognizes businesses and other establishments for implementing strict cleaning protocols to protect visitors and staff from the spread of diseases.
The airport received the GBAC STAR certification for establishing best practices and procedures for cleaning, disinfection, and infectious disease prevention.
Last month, Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center also received the GBAC STAR facility designation for their safety protocols.
“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, Fort Wayne International 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 the accreditation, FWA 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.
“Our staff has always put having a clean facility at the forefront, and during these times it is even more important to us to emphasize cleanliness and preparedness in order to make those traveling feel as safe and comfortable as possible,” said Scott Hinderman, executive director of airports.
In an Inside INdiana Business report in January, VisitIndy said the GBAC designation helped Indianapolis land the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Click here to learn more about the accreditation.