In accordance with Australian Government standards, it could be necessary to have a Bacterial Inspection of your commercial premises done to ensure regulatory compliance. To safeguard customers, employees and stakeholders and protect the occupant’s health, any commercial units like companies, industries, facilities, factories, etc. must ensure their building falls under safety levels. Getting an environmental air analysis inspection or bacteria inspection in commercial spaces also helps to protect their business reputation.
What Are Bacteria?
Simply put, bacteria and viruses are living organisms that cause diseases. Pathogenic bacteria are harmful types of bacteria that cause bacterial infections and serious diseases.
In mild contaminations, bacteria can cause common colds or influenza. They can also worsen some diseases like asthma. Gastritis, ulcers, pneumonia, meningitis, food poisoning are a few of the severe illnesses caused by harmful bacteria.
Bacteria Are Known to Spread Quite Easily
Bacteria are non-perceptible to the human eye but can be found almost everywhere.
On surfaces- Bacteria can harbour and grow on a wide range of surfaces, even contaminating food and water. High contact surfaces and areas that are hard to reach during normal cleaning processes are prone to bacterial contamination.
In the air- Disease causing bacterium spread and remains in the air after anyone coughs or sneezes. These bacteria and viruses travel through the air, causing and worsening pre-existing diseases. Good air quality is important in any environment.
The Most Common Reasons to Have a Bacterial Inspection of Your Property
Health and Safety. In cases where the occupants are experiencing symptoms of illnesses, a bacterial inspection can help identify the contaminants causing the sickness. The results could offer a link between the symptoms and the illness.
Legal requirements. A bacterial inspection of the facilities may be helpful in cases where there are any conflicts and compensations to be paid / claims towards the fulfillment of work. The identification of contaminants and their levels done by qualified professionals could be provided as legal proof if required.
New purchase of a building. Not all building inspectors will possess sufficient knowledge for an in-depth bacterial inspection. To measure the extent of a problem linked to bacterial contamination only certified specialists will have the proper tools to perform a bacterial inspection.
Get Appropriate Sampling, Testing and Analysis for Bacterial Growth
Bacteria inspection specialists can effectively collect samples through various approved methods. An analysis of viable samples can help detect any signs of bacterial growth and levels of bacterial contamination.
Samples will be collected from various surfaces and equipment including carpets, tiles, walls, and ceilings. A proper inspection of all air spaces is also required. This must include cavities, crawlspaces, air-conditioning, and heating air ducts. This is done to prevent the transmission of bacterial contamination to other building areas.
Microbiology analysis done in any food, health, and safety operations will ensure that products and processes are not harbouring bacteria that can lead to contamination.
Providing Expert Bacteria Inspection and Microbiologic Sampling Services
NCPI offers field-based inspection, sampling, and analytical testing services covering a wide variety of bacteria.
We also provide Bacteria Inspection reports with an insight into the level and type of remediation needed to be undertaken. Our bacteria inspection reports range from specific targets or total bacteria counts to species or genus identifications and more.