Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA): Best Practices in Healthcare Facilities Training available to all SWRCC members
Carpenters are raising the bar in healthcare facility construction, improving patient and staff safety
Today’s healthcare organizations are faced with the responsibility of maintaining a safe and sterile environment for their patients and staff while new construction and renovation projects are underway. Infection Control Risk Assessments (ICRA) are essential to protect against and reduce the risk from infection during the design, development, construction, and renovation of healthcare facilities. When construction workers are trained in ICRA, healthcare projects, their patients, employees, and construction trade staff are safer.
The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) strongly recommends ICRA training for carpenters at any stage of their career. Currently the only construction trade offering ICRA instruction, SWRCC training centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to offer industry-leading training for healthcare facilities.
The ICRA protocol involves risk minimization, identification of hazardous materials, documentation, record keeping, and reporting. Construction ICRA addresses the spread of contaminants released above ceilings, inside walls, or under floors during construction. ICRA involves control of many factors including air pressure differentials, anterooms, medical facility awareness, effective communication, and personal protective equipment.
With an industry as dynamic and evolutionary as healthcare, combined with an aging population, and recently increased government investments in healthcare, the industry is experiencing growth throughout the country. As more healthcare providers outgrow their facilities and/or renovate to stay current with new innovations, SWRCC ICRA training will make our members more competitive in the labor market while further ensuring a safe and healthy world of work for all.
To learn more about an ICRA course at a Southwest Carpenters Training Center near you please contact us.
The history of ICRA at UBC SWRCC Course Offerings
For more information please visit the UBC website, ICRA: Healthcare Construction in Occupied Facilities. For more detailed information on the course please visit the website, ICRA for Builders.