The American Rental Association today launched the latest element of its “Clean Safe Essential” initiative for party and event rental companies with the availability of a training certificate program. The online training program is designed for ARA members to help keep the rental experience safe during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online training certificate program features a variety of learning modules to help ensure the cleanliness and safety of rental operations, employees and customers, ARA management said. Topics covered include supplies needed, preparations to make, safety considerations, and a cleanliness checklist.
Upon completion of the training program, ARA members will receive a certificate and an implementation kit for their specific location.
“Our industry is committed to developing solutions over and above what is expected to keep the rental process clean and safe,” said Tony Conant, ARA CEO. “The uniform training found in the ‘Clean Safe Essential’ program is designed to help ensure the health and safety of customers and employees--and to maintain the highest level of confidence of our customer partners.”
Training is based on expertise from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization, rental operators and equipment manufacturers, the association said.
While the training is based on medical science and operational expertise, ARA directs rental stores to comply with the latest local, state/province, and national laws and government regulations, and to conform with guidance provided by government health agencies. If government guidance is more stringent than what is found in the training, ARA says that stores should follow government guidance.
ARA is creating an expert panel to regularly evaluate the program and update best practices as new information becomes available.
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