Infectious disease emergencies are circumstances caused by biological agents, including organisms such as bacteria, viruses or toxins with the potential for significant illness or death.

An Infectious Disease Management Plan (IDMP) should be used in situations where an emerging infectious disease poses a risk to business operations. GCG excels in helping clients develop their Infectious Disease Management Plan to effectively navigate the unique challenges a business may face resulting from an outbreak, particularly the challenges being presented by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

An effective IDMP should include detail around:

  • Keeping employees informed
  • The means of minimising infection spread
  • Isolation protocols
  • How to deal with ill employees
  • Ensuring that, emergency services/medics, maintenance, cleaning and catering staff are not infected
  • Protocols for room cleaning and meal delivery for persons in isolation
  • A robust regime for the use and disposal of potentially contaminated personal items
  • Protective equipment requirements

How can an Infectious Disease Management Plan help with business continuity?

GCG is providing assistance to organisations that require a review of their existing Infectious Disease Management Plan to enable them to successfully navigate this period. We can help you too. We are able to develop and implement an appropriate Infectious Disease Management Plan in your organisation that complies with legislative requirements and the directions and advice provided by Australian Government health authorities relating to COVID-19.

Why choose GCG?

From a business perspective, GCG recognises the emphasis to run business operations smoothly to ensure companies benefit from continued operations and profit gain. A lack of both safety and hygiene planning at the workplace can ensue challenges around the workflow and possibly allow long-term health effects at your company. This is why the Consultants at GCG take pride in producing quality yet effective work to ensure clients hold a clear advantage – to commence operations as per usual and to keep the issue contained and/or eliminated. The main part of our job is to figure out the clients’ requirements based on size, scope, location, and budget to fully understand what is expected.

GCG’s hygiene consultants are professionals in the industry who are certified with the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH)

News & Media

Asbestos Awareness Week 2020

What is Asbestos? Asbestos. A word steeped with deep significance and weight in this country. A naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, asbestos can be broken down into two main categories: friable, and bonded asbestos. A mainstay material in Australia until the mid-1980s, Australia was one of the highest users per capita in the world, and used asbestos across an array of products – the building industry amounting for one-third of…

News & Media

New workplace standard for controlling dust in cabins to be released in early 2021

How cabins work as a dust control measure Vehicle cabins are a critical control, isolating operators from harmful airborne dusts in the outside environment. To ensure cabins are protecting workers, they require regular maintenance. Generally, this involves regularly replacing seals, cabin filters and maintaining positive pressure within the cabin. Currently, there is a shift occurring which is increasing regulation around cabins, focusing on improving the effectiveness of the cabin in filtering…

News & Media

GCG proudly sponsors the AIOH Virtual Symposium 2020

GCG are proud to sponsor the upcoming AIOH Virtual Symposium, which is being held from 30 November to 3 December 2020 in a new online format. Now in its 40th year, the event brings together hygienists and allied professionals to promote the science and practice of addressing health hazards in the workplace. This year’s event will focus on the important trends, needs, and research that impact…

News & Media

WA adopts new workplace exposure standards for respirable crystalline silica and coal dust

The Western Australian Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety has announced changes to the workplace exposure standards for respirable crystalline silica and respirable coal dust. The original media statement release from Hon Bill Johnston MLA is available via this link. Respirable crystalline silica The standard (dated 27 October 2020) states that effective immediately employers must ensure that the workplace exposure standard for respirable crystalline silica does not exceed…

News & Media

Reducing Dust Exposure: The importance of understanding particle size

It’s important to consider a range of factors when determining the level of risk that dust poses to worker health, including the type of dust, the size of the dust particles, the amount of dust in the air, and the length of exposure. Each of these factors is important to understand the potential for a worker to be exposed and how to effectively control the risk. This article will hone…

Every day more people choose us, contact us today

Stay up to date with the latest in WHS and occupational hygiene news.