ASAP understands that we are in unprecedented times and many organizations are searching for answers on how to respond to COVID-19. ASAP has been involved with the International WELL Building Council’s (IWBI) Places Matter initiative since inception as a speaker and thought leader. ASAP is also a member of IWBI’s global Task Force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections. Chaired by 22+ renowned global experts, and populated by 600 global thought leaders and authorities from across public health, medicine, design, real estate, government and academia; the Task Force both informs new Guidelines for Prevention & Preparedness, and Resilience & Recovery, while reviewing enhancements to the WELL Building Standard itself.
ASAP has also been an early implementor of IWBI’s Health-Safety Rating (HSR) with over 50 projects submitted for HSR in 2020 alone. The WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating for all facility types, focused on operational policies, maintenance protocols, emergency plans and stakeholder education to address a post-COVID-19 environment now and broader health and safety-related issues into the future.
Designed to empower owners and operators across large and small businesses alike to prioritize the health of staff, visitors and stakeholders, the WELL Health-Safety Rating can guide organizations in preparing spaces for re-entry during and post COVID-19. The WELL Health-Safety seal signifies a visible commitment to supporting the health of individuals in the space with third-party verification.
ASAP understands that the best time to start addressing your response and phased re-entry is now, when your building is at its lowest occupancy. This is why we have helped Clients submit more than 50 projects for the WELL Health-Safety Rating alone in the past few months. We work with Clients to personalize the best solution for your people and your budget.
Buildings have the opportunity to be our first line of defense for the prevention and spreading of viruses as well as frontline caregivers as we enter recovery phase. If you are looking for resources you can trust, actions you can take, and where to focus as your organization explores the role your building, policies and procedures can play to support health and well-being in your organization, don’t hesitate to contact us. Organizations have a collective ability to prepare for and respond to global health challenges like the one we’re experiencing now and ASAP is helping our Clients create frameworks for what the workplace of the future will look like based on a five-layered defense approach rooted in science and the hierarchy of controls.
ASAP also works with our Clients to determine the best technologies, products and general solutions during times of COVID. Many Companies are inundated and overwhelmed with all of the choices. Sometimes less is more. You don’t have to break your budget to make your spaces safe. Let us help you plan smarter so you don’t have to work harder. You have enough on your hands while navigating a pandemic. Leave the hard work up to us, we like it.