Construction ICRA Best Practices is an innovative program that provides patient-focused training for Carpenters and other trades working in hospitals, medical facilities or other occupied spaces. This set of best practices helps prevent the spread of disease and infection during construction at healthcare facilities. ICRA instructors also offer training opportunities to healthcare facility staff.
In a medical facility, the number one priority is patient safety. When construction starts on a hospital or other occupied medical building, it is critical the work crew shares that same priority. By hiring ICRA-certified carpenters, medical facilities are furthering their commitments to patient and staff safety, and minimizing hospital acquired infections.
IKORCC carpenters trained in this program have superior skills needed to contain pathogens, protect patients, and work without disrupting operations - all while keeping a project on schedule. To receive certification, Carpenters must complete a 24-hour hands-on course. Other trades must complete an 8-hour awareness course. Keeping the Best Practices credentials requires ongoing refresher courses and re-certification every four years.
The program's content is a product of collaboration between veteran construction instructors and healthcare facility experts who focus on construction practices in the healthcare facility industry. This comprehensive and hands-on training ensures patients, staff and visitors stay safe during hospital construction and renovation.