GBAC Star Accreditation Affirms Airport’s Commitment to Health
Maintaining the health and safety of the millions of flyers who pass through Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)— the Caribbean’s fourth busiest airport and the main gateway to The Bahamas—proposed a definite challenge, especially at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As an airport, we had several concerns during that time,” said Jonathan Hanna, LPIA vice president of operations, in an interview appearing in this August’s GBAC Star Report. “How do we reopen the airport as safely as possible…and how do we restore confidence in the traveling public.”
The Nassau, Bahamas airport found its answer to those concerns thanks to achieving GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation from the Global Biorisk Advisory Council™ (GBAC), a Division of ISSA.. Through the program, the airport clearly demonstrated its commitment to the safety and health of its travelers, employees, and vendors.
“One of the many items we found most helpful was looking at the risk-based approach to cleaning and disinfecting,” Hanna continued. “Initially, at the start of the pandemic, establishments were cleaning and disinfecting ad nauseam. While this was helpful…how sustainable of an operation was this and how effective was our cleaning?”