SOS …. SAVE OUR STANDARDS!

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Dear Launderer in Australia!

We do welcome review and communication around the Standards of the future however to simply discontinue those standards would be detrimental to our industry and all of the clients that we serve.

Standards Australia are trying to remove the Standards which would make many contracts unviable, given our customers in areas of health and hospitality, food production and the like must show adherence to hygienic practices under world wide standards.

Our industry operates under defined Australian Standards that ensure correct hygienic washing practices are followed by all.  Whilst some of these Standards are outdated we do require them to be maintained to meet our current and future contract requirements we as an industry are commercial bound by.  We have been attempting for several years to have the Standards updated, but without success as there is apparently insufficient interest from Australian Standards to undertake the work. If we allow the Standards to lapse or be taken from us, we will not have a hope in hell of having them resurrected.  Please, act now. A letter is provided, copy it onto your letterhead and sign it. Send to RMIT who are collating on behalf of the industry. This must be done before noon Friday November 16..

 

Shirley Naylor

Editor

NDCL Pty Ltd

 

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Dear Member of the LAA

Following on from our previous email and as discussed at the AGM, if you would like to write to Standards Australia on behalf of your Company:

Please place the following text into your letterhead, add your Company name, signature panel at the bottom of the letter, sign, scan, attach to your email and send to textiletesting@rmit.edu.au for collation and submission of information to Standards Australia.

If you wish to confirm your letter was received, click on options and then click on request a read receipt.

Your letter should be sent by Friday 18th November before noon.  This is urgent.

Thank you for your help.

Regards,

Sent on behalf of the Board of the LAA

 

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Attention Claire Gunning
Standards Australia

I write to you on behalf of _____________________ regarding the recent communication relating to the cessation of the following Australia standards
· AS 3789.10-2000 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Blankets – Cotton woven cellular blankets

· AS 3789.1-1991 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – General ward linen

· AS 3789.2-1991 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Theatre linen and pre-packs

· AS 3789.3-1994 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Apparel for operating theatre staff

· AS 3789.4-1994 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Wool blankets

· AS 3789.5-1994 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Wool blankets – Laundering procedures

· AS 3789.6-1996 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Fabric specifications

· AS 3789.7-1996 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – General apparel

· AS 3789.8-1997 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Recyclable barrier fabrics

· AS 3789.9-1998 Textiles for health care facilities and institutions – Curtains and patient bed screens – Fabric performance properties

Whilst some of these standards are outdated we do require them to be maintained to meet our current and future contract requirements we as an industry are commercially bound by.

We do welcome review and communication around the standards of the future however to simply discontinue those standards would be detrimental to our industry and all of the clients that we serve.

Please contact me on the below details should you wish to discuss our position further.

Sincerely,

(your name and details)

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