IICRC seeks volunteers for new industry standards

IICRC seeks volunteers for the development of three new standards.

The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) is seeking volunteers for the development of three new industry standards: The BSR/IICRC S230 Standard for Professional Inspection of Flooring Subfloors and Substrates; The BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning and Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment; and the BSR/IICRC S760 Standard for Professional Restoration of Structures and Items Damaged by Wildfire Smoke.

“The IICRC has been hard at work to get these new Standards off the ground,” said Brandon Burton, IICRC standards chair.

“We’re excited to build out our standards offerings and invite those with a thirst for knowledge, and expertise in these niche areas to join us.”

The BSR/IICRC S230 Standard for Professional Inspection of Flooring Subfloors and Substrates will include both non-invasive and invasive (destructive) inspection of subfloors and substrates beneath carpet and hard surface floor covering, including poured in place concrete, precast hollow core prestressed concrete planks, structural concrete panels, plywood sheathing, OSB (oriented strand board), plank-board subfloors, stripwood subfloors, metal substrates, underlayments and membrane systems.

For this Standard, the IICRC is seeking volunteers who are carpet installers, hard surface flooring installers, concrete repair technicians, carpet inspectors, hard surface flooring inspectors, concrete inspectors, flooring manufacturers, concrete producers, manufacturers of precast concrete, manufacturers of structural concrete panels, manufacturers of plywood sheathing, manufacturers of OSB and manufacturers of metal substrates.

The BSR/IICRC S410 Standard for Infection Control During Professional Cleaning and Maintenance of the Commercial Built Environment will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to clean, sanitise and evaluate the cleaning of the built environment where verifiable, hygienic cleaning is required.

This standard will also establish methods and processes to document, evaluate, clean and sanitise/disinfect and sterilise facilities that require a higher level of cleaning.

The IICRC is seeking volunteers who perform cleaning of indoor environments affected by germs and pathogens, such as those in the property and facility management industry, health care facilities, long term care facilities, schools and consumers who require the services described by this standard.

The BSR/IICRC S760 Standard for Professional Restoration of Structures and Items Damaged by Wildfire Smoke will provide a specific set of practical principles, methods and processes to evaluate and restore wildfire and smoke damaged porous and non-porous structural and personal items.

This standard will also establish methods and processes to document, evaluate, clean and restore and verify the cleanliness of structures and items damaged from the smoke of wildfires.

The IICRC is seeking volunteers who perform cleaning or restoration of indoor and outdoor environments affected by particles that settle from wildfires that occur in nature, such as those in the property, casualty and liability insurance industry; brokers and agents who write property, casualty and liability policies; consumers who require the services described by this standard; and anyone who represents an insured, or holds a lien on structures and contents damaged by wildfire and its smoke.

Applications are now being accepted through 31 January, 2020.

Applications to be a part of the S230 Consensus Body can be found at www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS230

Applications to be a part of the S410 Consensus Body can be found at www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS410.

Applications to be a part of the S760 Consensus Body can be found at www.iicrc.org/SBSRIICRCS760.

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