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.
“At Pangere Corporation we keep hospital patients, staff and the public safe from infectious diseases by implementing ICRA Best Practices at all our hospital construction. Our team includes infection prevention officers, healthcare administrators, physicians, nursing staff, architects, facilities management, project managers, the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and our employees. Patients are dependent on this team and are entitled to excellent care. Part of this care is delivered through our commitment to stopping the spread of infection.”
“As an Infection Preventionist, it is an honor to work with IKORCC and UBC. Their commitment to training their members (and our hospital staff) is overwhelming. They truly share our passion for keeping patients safe from infection.”
“ICRA training is important and it truly does save lives. The Carpenters are our frontline people out there keeping our workers and other trades safe from any germs that they are working in. But they also keep the patients safe from anything that we could be putting into their environment.”