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Australian Standards

Applicable Standards

No matter what industry you are in, how you use linen and who are the end recipients of the services you provide, you have a duty of care to protect your clients and employees. It is therefore comforting to know that all your linen processed at Holy Cross Laundry meets the Australian Standards for Health Care Linen and has been processed in accordance with the Certified Sustainable Hygienic Linen Standards 3000.

The Australian Standards applicable to the provision of Health Care Linen are as follows:

  • AS / NZS 4146:2000 – Laundry Practice
  • AS 3789.1 – General Ward Linen
  • AS 3789.2 – Theatre Linen & Pre-packs
  • AS 3789.3 – Apparel for operating theatre staff
  • AS 3789.4 – Wool Blankets
  • AS 3789.5 – Wool Blankets (Laundering Procedures)
  • AS 3789.6 – Fabric Specifications
  • AS 3789.7 – General Apparel
  • AS 3789.8 – Recyclable barrier fabrics
  • AS 3789.9 – Curtains and patient bed screens – Fabric performance
  • AS 3789.10 – Cotton woven cellular blankets
  • AS 4503.1 – Test method: Resistance of materials to permeation by liquids
  • AS 4503.2 – Test method: Resistance of materials to permeation by jet of liquid
  • AS 4503.3 – Test method: Resistance of materials to permeation by spray of liquid
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