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COVID-19 Infection Control

The ACW Team can support you in preventing the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) (SARS-COV-2) amongst your clients/customers, guests/residents/visitors and the wider community. We have almost 30 years’ experience in infection control, providing contamination cleaning, infection control and other specialised cleaning services across all industry sectors.

We can also help answer your questions about what can kill COVID-19 – like, does Glen-20 kill Coronavirus COVID-19? (Yes, but you need to follow specific usage instructions – you can’t just ‘spray and wipe’!)

See our blog post on Coronavirus Cleaning and how to clean and disinfect, including helpful links.

https://www.thinkacw.com.au/blog/uncategorised/coronavirus-cleaning-how-to-clean/

Go to our COVID-19 Resources page for info you can download on our Risk Management protocols, a risk self-assessment questionnaire that we use for our team members on site, and our infection control training. If you need more info, feel free to call Carolyn on 0417 346 847 or email carolyn.uzelac@teamacw.com.au.

https://www.thinkacw.com.au/blog/news/covid-19-resources/

We have specialist experience in preventing the spread of infection in food and beverage and food manufacturing (to HAACP standards), in clinical and general care environments such as healthcare, aged care, and childcare, and in general commercial premises from offices to body corps/strata to large and small retail environments. We also have extensive experience mitigating the risk of infection in hospitality including large scale and boutique accommodation, serviced apartments and student accommodation.

Please see below for services we can provide and contact us for a quote. Email acwassist@teamacw.com.au or call 1300 134 659.

ACW INFECTION CONTROL SERVICES

Cleaning and Sanitising – whole facility or touch points only

We have a trained team to sanitise all surfaces and touch points with TGA-registered hospital grade disinfectant in a site where there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Note that where there are no confirmed cases, government advice is that our staff are not required to wear PPE. (Our staff have been advised to self-screen according to the Dept of Health guidelines, and if they have symptoms or are in a high risk category they have been instructed to not work and to seek medical advice.) Examples of the two biocides/disinfectants that we most commonly use include sodium hypochlorite at 1000ppm and benzalkonium chloride (quaternary ammonium). We can also use non-toxic alternatives such as hydrogen peroxide at 3% w/w and the Abco enzyme-based Enviro-plus range. (These attract a surcharge which we can quote separately.)

If there is a confirmed case in your site you will require application of disinfecant across the entire site. This is often called a ‘bleach down’ (using sodium hypochlorite at 5000ppm or 1000ppm) and our staff will be required to wear PPE. If the confirmed case is an individual who is generally isolated in one room or area of a facility, it is possible to limit the disinfectant application to this area. We can also use the Enviro-Plus range as a non-toxic alternative (at a surcharge). The list of US-approved disinfectants for use against SARS-COV-2 can be found on the EPA’s website, link below.

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2

We can also provide full fumigation. This consists of sanitising all surfaces, floors, walls up to 2m, and the air within the facility. We use Microsafe Nanocyn units. Nanocyn is 100% natural, non-toxic, 99.97% water, non-corrosive and alcohol-free. Nanocyn is safe enough to be used without a mask, and when people are present in the room being fumigated. This is actually the quickest and most comprehensive method of disinfection and is completely safe for humans and pets.

We can also supply BioZone air filtration units (for rental or purchase). These kill airborne viruses and bacteria 24/7 and remove odours. (Note we cannot guarantee supply however they are currently in stock.) We will need to visit your site to provide a quote as requirements vary depending on the size and configuration of the space. Also completely safe for humans and pets.

USEFUL LINKS

https://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html

https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.restorationindustry.org/resource/resmgr/RIA_Preliminary_Report_for_R.pdf

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

https://ww2.health.wa.gov.au/Articles/A_E/Coronavirus

https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/protecting+public+health/alerts/health+alerts/health+alerts

https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/updates

https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l~cda-cdna-norovirus.htm-l-8

https://www.cdc.gov/infectioncontrol/guidelines/disinfection/cleaning.html

https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/standards/nsqhs-standards/preventing-and-controlling-healthcare-associated-infection-standard/infection-prevention-and-control-systems/action-311

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK214349/

https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/list-n-disinfectants-use-against-sars-cov-2