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 we help?

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 us?

GCG’s hygiene consultants are industry professionals and certified with the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS) and the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH). We have extensive experience within all industries and are uniquely located across Australia to give you the help you need.

News & Media

Reduction of Workplace Exposure Standards for Silica and Coal Dust

Reduction of Workplace Exposure Standards for Silica and Coal Dust Australian Ministers recently agreed to reduce the workplace exposure standards (WES) for respirable coal dust and respirable crystalline silica to the levels that were proposed by Safe Work Australia (SWA) earlier in 2019. Background on the WES Review In 2018, SWA developed and documented a methodology to review the existing list from 1995 of adopted national exposure standards…

News & Media

Safe Work Australia: New Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Dust

Background of the new Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Dust On the 18 February 2019, Safe Work Australia (SWA) released two recommended workplace exposure standard (WES) values for Respirable Crystalline Silica, and Respirable Coal Dust, which will impact our clients who regularly deal with these forms of dust. The documents within the links above provide further detail regarding the current recommendations and basis for WES, discussions and conclusions, and some primary…

News & Media

Melioidosis: A Cause for Concern in Northern Queensland

Melioidosis in Townsville (Image Taken From Brisbane Times) In light of the devastating flood in the tropic region, GCG would like to spread awareness to those affected about a disease called Melioidosis, caused by bacteria found in contaminated water and soil. The cleanup and rectification from the recent flooding in Townsville continues, with heavy assistance from GCG consultants who were stationed in the region. Adding to a challenging situation, cases…

News & Media

World Cup Fever – GCG Sponsors Brisbane City FC

A significant portion of the GCG team are huge sports fans and of late there has been a large amount of World Cup banter circulating. This has ranged from obsessive fandom to bandwagon support – with the occasional well-natured discussion regarding the state of the dive in all professional sports. With the timezone difference between Russia and Australia not being favourable, coffee consumption is also up. It is timely then that…

News & Media

“How do I respond to a safety audit?”

Audits.  I know what you’re thinking…successive root canals for a week sounds more appealing.  But it doesn’t have to be like that, does it? The audit variables are almost endless.  Internal audits by corporate managers, external certification audits, government audits, pre-qualification audits, client audits, peer audits, and senior management audits – the list goes on.  What is the auditor like?  Is the auditor not fit to sharpen my pencil?  What…

Every day more people choose us, contact us today