Cleaning & Safety

The Many Benefits of Nitrile Gloves

Posted on the 1st of Mar 2021 by
Nitrile gloves have proven over time to be the most suitable and ultimately the best in most practices, notably in the healthcare sector. Why is that? We endeavour to find out. What is Nitrile?...
5 months ago

What to Look For When Buying a Face Shield for Medical Professionals

Posted on the 27th of Jan 2021 by
Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked due to demands and diversity of...
6 months ago

Tips for keeping your lab sanitised and COVID-free

Posted on the 26th of Jan 2021 by
Clean and sterile laboratory equipment is now paramount in protecting students and staff.  At Westlab we’ve created some lab sanitisation guidelines, taking learnings from Australian lab...
6 months ago

Vital Criteria to Fulfil When Purchasing Hand Sanitisers

Posted on the 26th of Jan 2021 by Westlab
The current Covid-19 global health crisis has alerted us to the fact that regular hand washing and use of sanitisers is a critical component in the fight against the spread of viruses and infection....
6 months ago

All you need to know about N95 Respirators

Posted on the 25th of Jan 2021 by
The N95 respirator has fast become the face mask of choice for many Healthcare professionals and is widely considered to be the ultimate in protection against infectious aerosols. But what is an N95...
6 months ago

5 key considerations when purchasing your PPE

Posted on the 19th of Jan 2021 by
Being probably one of the most crucial elements to the fight against COVID-19, PPE has become a product of unparalleled demand in the last 12 months. Key considerations have jumped out to us for...
6 months ago

Knock-on Effects of COVID-19 on our Health System

Posted on the 20th of Dec 2020 by
As the COVID pandemic ebbs and flows after its initial tidal onslaught at the beginning of 2020, authorities and intellectuals alike are considering and speculating its ongoing impact. Particularly,...
7 months ago

Westlab AU – Automated local isolation gown manufacturing leading the way

Posted on the 17th of Dec 2020 by
The many benefits of local PPE manufacturing In the current climate more than ever, consumers are looking for a secure and reliable supply chain that guarantees volume, quality and sustainability....
7 months ago

The Dangers of Fraudulent Products

Posted on the 16th of Dec 2020 by Westlab
The Concerns Frequent collaboration with personnel of the health sector in procurement and supply positions is revealing a wide concern for fraudulent products, particularly from developing nations...
7 months ago

All You Need to Know About N95 Respirators

Posted on the 20th of Aug 2020 by admin
The N95 respirator has fast become the face mask of choice for many Healthcare professionals and is widely considered to be the ultimate in protection against infectious aerosols. But what is an N95...
11 months ago

What is the Difference Between Level 1, 2 & 3 Face Masks?

Posted on the 16th of Jul 2020 by admin
Choosing the right type of face mask has never been more crucial than now in your purchasing processes in the lab. While face masks may be hard to find, don’t simply go with the cheapest or those...
1 year ago

How to Disinfect

Posted on the 9th of Jul 2020 by admin
Disinfection is one of the most important processes in ensuring a safe process in today’s medical/health workspace. Here are a few steps on how to achieve a clean and safe work area. What to Use...
1 year ago

Tips for Keeping your Lab Sanitised & COVID 19 Free

Posted on the 27th of May 2020 by admin
Clean and sterile laboratory equipment is now paramount in protecting students and staff.  At Westlab we’ve created some lab sanitisation guidelines, taking learnings from Australian lab...
1 year ago

Hand Sanitisers: Vital Criteria to Look for When Purchasing Hand Sanitisers

Posted on the 14th of May 2020 by admin
The current Covid-19 global health crisis has alerted us to the fact that regular hand washing and use of sanitisers is a critical component in the fight against the spread of viruses and infection....
1 year ago

9 Key Points When Buying Face Shields

Posted on the 13th of May 2020 by admin
Buying face shields and PPE amidst COVID-19 is a challenging task as there are many aspects that are important to consider and can be potentially overlooked due to demands and diversity of...
1 year ago

Disinfecting & Cleaning Australian Schools to Assist with a Safe Rebound

Posted on the 17th of Apr 2020 by admin
There are many measures to take to reduce the spread of flu in schools and universities including staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and washing hands often. More importantly, as...
1 year ago

Is Your Lab Asbestos Free?

Posted on the 23rd of May 2019 by admin
In the mid/late 20th Century, asbestos was regarded indispensable to many modern laboratory processes. It is a highly fibrous, soft material which is resistant to heat, corrosion and electricity,...
2 years ago

How to Effectively Manage Safety in Your Laboratory

Posted on the 27th of Mar 2019 by admin
The importance of a chemical hygiene plan is to ensure that the processes, protocols, tools and equipment are available to assist workers to guard against the hazards presented in a laboratory. The...
2 years ago

8 Steps to Handling a Lab Chemical Spill

Posted on the 24th of Oct 2018 by admin
Careful handling, storing and good laboratory practices in the use of laboratory chemicals will significantly reduce the occurrence of spills.  However, despite laboratory best practice, chemical...
3 years ago

Choosing a Good First Aid Kit For The Lab

Posted on the 9th of May 2018 by admin
Every lab should have a compliant, up to date first aid kit as the laboratory can be somewhat more dangerous than a standard workplace office. It is imperative that you equip your lab with a first aid...
3 years ago

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the Laboratory

Posted on the 1st of Aug 2017 by admin
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) simply boils down to barrier protection for individuals. PPE includes clothing and accessories to protect employees from potential workplace hazards. As the...
4 years ago

Sparkling Glassware Without Side Effects

Posted on the 29th of Aug 2016 by admin
When it comes to your laboratory, superior cleaning power is required that simply cannot be achieved with your standard domestic products. Specialised laboratory decontaminants and cleaners are...
5 years ago

Gamma Vs Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Sterilisation

Posted on the 29th of Jun 2016 by admin
When purchasing sterile laboratory products, you will notice that there are different types of sterilisation methods. Two of the most common methods are gamma sterile and ethylene oxide (EtO)...
5 years ago
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