Company of the Month: Infection Control Technologies
Monday, November 12, 2018
Company of the Month Spotlight: Infection Control Technologies
For the month of November, we are highlighting Infection Control Technologies as our ABRA certified company of the month. ICT is a division of Insurance Restoration Specialists, Inc. and has been involved with ABRA since 2005. To gain more insight on how ICT became invovled with ABRA, we spoke with Thomas Licker, the Division Manager of the company, about their experience with the association thus far.
ICT Specializes in advanced facility hygiene in the following markets
- Life Sciences
- Health Care
- Pharma Manufacturing
- Food Processing
Protective services include the following
- Clean Room Maintenance and cleaning
- ABSL – BSL Cleaning and Maintenance
- GMP – Space Cleaning and Maintenance
- Health Facilities – Terminal Cleaning
- Food Facility Sanitation
- Transportation Industry – Airlines, Trains, and buses.
Emergency Services Include
- Biohazard Response Risk level 1-4 Emergency Decontamination Services
- Blood, Trauma and Body fluid Mitigation
- Hazardous Materials Response (Clandestine and illicit drugs)
- Sewage Releases
- Mold Remediation
- Fire, Flood, and Water Mitigation
How did you first become involved in ABRA?
We became involved in ABRA in 2005. We had a loss that was a combined Trauma and Hazardous Materials Spill and a light bulb went off in our heads. “We should do trauma scene cleanup as a service” after doing a little research we learned that a new Educational based trade Association called ABRA was formed and we joined and have been with ABRA ever since.
How has your experience been working with the association thus far? Have you seen an increase in business or types of jobs you receive since getting this certification?
The Association had been a life-line to our team at first. We didn’t have that much experience and ABRA was a wealth of knowledge. We didn’t have too many employees that were willing to do this at first either. When a big project came in, or were too busy with work, we reached out to our ABRA member companies for help and we got the client serviced. ABRA Certification is in our Statement of Qualifications and when we market to property management groups or insurance carriers we present our SOQ. The third party certifications have drawn a lot of attention away from other bidders as not many of them had this capability. This in turn has won us some pretty nice accounts. ABRA certification has also started to be asked for at the state level. The ABRA member companies in the state of NJ were the only companies selected to handle the Ebola crisis. It comes down in how you use the certification to your advantage.
In your opinion, why should other companies look into joining the association?
ABRA has been around for 21 years and offers the highest level of Educational opportunities for our industry. This niche industry is slowly getting flooded with inexperienced or self-proclaimed experts. This can make the industry look really bad in some cases as people are misinformed by substandard training. One day they are carpet cleaning instructors and the next they are teaching a Trauma Scene Course. ABRA offers a third party level of credibility and ethical standard that end users and future members can count on. There are so many changing pitfalls, hazards and variables that impact the Bio Recovery Industry and ABRA keeps you well informed and updated. Many of the companies in ABRA are very small or have specialty divisions of a few individuals who can handle such projects. When a major emergency hits you can rely on help from a fellow ABRA member company for a trusted resource to get the job done and get it done right.