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University of NSW | School of Aviation

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Safety is the highest priority for the UNSW School of Aviation. By adopting SW2™ UNSW are keeping their students, staff and spaces safe.

The Challenge

The day-to-day of the UNSW School of Aviation’s Flying Operations Unit at Bankstown Airport was interrupted by COVID shutdowns. COVID protocols directed that any building an infected student or staff member entered had to close. To reopen a building, UNSW   Aviation staff needed to provide a deep clean certification and await approval from UNSW Managers, supervising the COVID response.

That process burdened UNSW Aviation with the significant cost of “deep cleans” and delayed the in-person training that is essential to students’ learning.

As part of COVID protocols, UNSW Aviation implemented nightly cleans. Each evening cleaners would come in for several hours and wipe down all surfaces with a disinfectant. These nightly cleans could not guarantee protection once potential contamination was reintroduced the following day.

How did the UNSW School of Aviation address this challenge?

Allied BioServices came highly recommended to UNSW Aviation by an aviation partner to resolve these issues.

The team at Allied BioServices assessed the Bankstown airport campus administration building and hangar, which totalled 700 square metres including classrooms, offices, briefing rooms, bathrooms, reception areas and kitchens.

In early 2022, the Allied BioServices team applied SW2™, a clinically proven and innovative long-lasting disinfectant technology, to all surfaces in these spaces.

SW2™ forms a protective coating hostile to germs, bacteria and COVID that lasts for 15 weeks.

The long-lasting effect of SW2™ has allowed the UNSW School of Aviation to remain open after reported COVID cases and lets students and staff to safely return to learning sooner.

Applying SW2™ has also enabled UNSW Aviation to revert to normal levels of cleaning (pre-COVID) while protecting people’s health. Despite the UNSW School of Aviation no longer performing nightly COVID cleans, baseline and post-application testing shows SW2™ has vastly improved (by 450 per cent) the hygiene of spaces.

Why Allied BioServices

“The main attraction of SW2™ was the reduction of disruption. We already have avoided several shutdowns and major interruption to our normal operations.”

“SW2™ is now part of our overall defence against COVID and other infections and makes our spaces safer,” said UNSW Aviation Director of Flying Operations, Malcolm Good.

Good and Allied BioServices CEO Tim Smith highlighted the professionalism of both organisations.

“The whole process was very efficient. The service we received from Allied BioServices was seamless and prompt. The team delivered on their promises – this made our lives easier by getting us back on schedule,” said Good.

“The UNSW School of Aviation recognised the need to look at infection control differently for their staff and students,” said Tim Smith. “We were pleased to be able to work collaboratively with UNSW to create safer learning spaces.”

“In view of the disruptions to educational institutions across Australia in the past few years, we are glad that we were able to provide a sustainable solution for the UNSW School of Aviation.”

Guarantees not empty promises

There are a lot of products out there that make promises about their long-lasting capability, that don’t hold up in the real-world. Allied BioServices does not make promises, we provide guarantees on the long-lasting efficacy of our solution.

TGA Verified | ARTG Listed

SW2™ is the only ARTG Listed solution that forms a protective coating to reduce germs by up to 98.5% over 15 weeks (105 days), meaning if we coat your spaces just once per quarter with SW2™ you can safely revert back to pre-COVID cleaning protocols. Reducing your reliance on high frequency cleaning, harsh disinfectants and non-biodegradable wipes.

Proven Results

The performance of SW2™ has been proven both in the lab and in the real-world. The efficacy of this innovative infection control coating has also been peer-reviewed and published in multiple world leading medical journals.