Ed Jones Awarded IICRC Badge Of Service
March 10, 2021
Ed Jones, VP of Education and Operational Excellence, was awarded an IICRC badge for serving the last three years on the S500 Consensus Body Committee developing new standards.
The IICRC Standards serve to develop common, industry-accepted language and terminology that enables universal concepts and procedures regarding cleaning, inspection, and restoration. The IICRC is an American National Standards Institute member and accredited standards developer. ANSI is responsible for overseeing the development of national consensus standards verifying that the standard’s developer has met the requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria for approval. The use of an American National Standard (ANS) is completely voluntary. However, some were adopted as a code or regulation by local, state, or federal authorities. They are also considered “state of the art” in the area of contamination control.
The Standards Chair invites standards Committee members based on their industry knowledge and perspective, so the committees have members with good subject matter expertise and diverse background. There were 12 voting members for the IICRC S500 Consensus Body Committee for developing the new Standards for Professional Water Damage Restoration. Ed was invited to be one of those 12 voting members. He is the only one on the committee that works for insurance carriers. It took three years of debating changes to the existing standards before the committee approved the new standards.
These newly revised standards will protect all materially interested parties and be published sometime in 2021.