Accreditions and Standards

Department Web Address Recommendation
Australian Stainless Steel Development Association, 2016 Stainless steel is recommended in the fabrication of healthcare equipment due to its clean ability, antimicrobial properties, strength, and corrosion and rust resistance.
 ***Please Note:

This is not a standard rather a recommendation***

  2. Casters ≥100mm – recommended for varied floor surfaces, applications and load requirements
Federation of Sterilising Research Advisory Councils of Australia (SRACA) – Recommend – NSW Work Cover, 2011 – Design and handling of Surgical Instrument Transport Cases – A guide on Health and Safety Standards. The use of Mechanical lifters and height adjustable work benches is recommended for the transportation of loan sets to prevent work place injury
Work Safe Australia – 2011, Hazardous Manual Tasks Code of Practice, The use of mechanical lifters and push handles is recommended to assist in the reduction of work place injuries
Microplus The use of a product that contains microplus® which has Bactericidal properties assists in the prevention of   infection associated with cross contamination
Health (Drugs and Poisons) Reulation 1996 Controlled drugs are to be kept in a locked safe 10mm thick steel sides, base and door and be tamper proof
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality on Health Care – National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHS)   Standard 1:Governance for Safety and Quality in Health Service Organisations over aching recommendation for all safety for patients and staff
    NSQHS – Standard 3 : Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections, by providing appropriate storage and transport systems for sterile devices, waste and linen
    Standard 4 Medication Safety – Criterion: 4.1 Governance and systems for medication safety, ensure safe storage of medications e.g. anaesthetic medications, in patients bed side lockers and high risk medications
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance & Prevention & Tuberculosis Control (CHRISP&TB) CRISP&TB recommend the use of stainless steel wire racks and baskets for the storage of sterile devices. Stainless steel storage systems are easy to clean, do not rust, corrode or peel and can be sterilised.
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance & Prevention & Tuberculosis Control (CHRISP&TB)   CRISP & TB 2.4 Transportation Systems for the transportation of sterile devices to protect from contaminates and easy to clean
Centre for Healthcare Related Infection Surveillance & Prevention & Tuberculosis Control (CHRISP&TB)   Storage of sterile and unsterile items in Wards /Clinical areas: CRISP&TB, recommend the use of a storage system to segregate sterile from unsterile and ensuring the device and protected. Preference not to have fixed shelving units
Australasian Health Facility Guidelines (AusHFG) Part B – Health Facility Briefing and Planning 190 Sterile Supply Unit. Part D – Infection Prevention and Control
Australian and New Zealand Standard  – Reprocessing of Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations – AS/NZS 4187:2014 AS/NZS 4187 Recommends                                       -Handling, Transport and storage systems that protect the packaging of a sterilised medical device – therefore maintaining the sterility of the devices.                                                        – Height adjustable work stations.
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses (ACORN) Standards For Perioperative Nursing 2014 – 2015 Asepsis and Clinical Care – Standard Statement 13 – Sterilised items shall be stored and handled in a manner that ensures prevention of contamination from any source
Australian Standard 4332-2004, The strorage and Handling of Gases in cylinders Protection of gas cylinders, to prevent knocking and falling
Australian/New Zealand Standard, Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments – Part 5 : Operations AS/NZS ISO 14644, 5 Recommends storage that protects the products and personnel, risks include: contamination, degradation and ineffectively
Guiding Principles for Medication Management in Residential Aged Care Facilities -Australian Government Department for health and Aging. GUIDING PRINCIPLE 11. STORAGE OF MEDICINES In addition to 6 & 7c for secure medication storage in aged care facilities
Australasian Health Facility guidelines Part B – health Facility Briefing and Planning – 490 – Hospital Mortuary / Autopsy Unit Recommend impervious and easy to clean surfaces and materials e.g. stainless steel; provision of suitable waste receptacles to contain waste as per local policies.