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June 2012 - BACS meets in Singapore with Texwipe, our major cleanroom products supplier
June 2012 - BACS meets in Singapore with Texwipe, our major cleanroom products supplier
May 2012 - BACS eliminates paper service dockets with new Smartphone app
May 2012 - BACS eliminates paper service dockets with new Smartphone app
1984 - Call for the dust-busters
1984 - BACS Press Editorial

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June 2014 - Spiders in the Data Centres
Recently BACS has encountered infestations of redback spiders in several data centres across multiple states. BACS cleaners found these pests while cleaning sub-floors and, as per BACS training, immediately reported their presence to data centre staff. Once all spiders were removed from the area, cleaning continued uneventfully.
May 2014 -Kevin retires from BACS
After over 19 years as our Canberra Service Supervisor, Kevin Asher has decided to retire. We thank Kevin for looking after all the ACT customers in such a trusted and reliable manner and wish him well. Interviews for his replacement have commenced and BACS looks forward to announcing the new Canberra Service Supervisor in the coming weeks.
November 2013 - BACS announces new monthly Darwin service
BACS will be coming to Darwin every month starting November 2013. In response to customer demand, we now offer data centres the option of monthly or quarterly above-floor service and more flexible scheduling for annual sub-floor cleaning. In addition to computer and server rooms, BACS also cleans critical environments of all sizes and types, including cleanrooms and laboratories as well as multi-user audio-visual workstations. We are different to general cleaners.
September 2013 - BACS awarded Australian Tax Office data centre cleaning contract for another 5 years
The Australian Taxation Office's (ATO) E-tax software has cost Australian taxpayers over $45 million to develop and maintain since 2006. But who maintains the ATO’s data centres in peak operating condition to process all that information? Since 2003 BACS Contamination Control has successfully performed technical cleaning inside critical ATO computer facilities in every state and territory.
June 2013 - celebrates first anniversary
To celebrate the first anniversary of, BACS is offering a 10% discount on all products purchased online during June 2013. Since going live one year ago, the site has been gaining momentum with sales, registered members and page views growing steadily. This website replaces and was originally conceived as an e-commerce site.
April 2013 - BACS Melbourne office relocates
BACS Contamination Control’s Melbourne office has recently moved to 5/47 Parer Road, Airport West near Tullamarine Airport. Located close to the Ring Road, the new site offers convenient access to all parts of the city and outlying areas. The 180 m2 facility contains a mix of office space and areas for equipment staging and storage.
January 2013 - BACS attended cleanroom conference in Germany
Caroline Wright from BACS Contamination Control attended Cleanzone 2012 held in Frankfurt, Germany on 24-25 October. Cleanzone is an international trade fair and 2-day congress devoted to cleanroom technology. The show was well-attended with 600 participants from 13 counties.
November 2012 - Bob Allan presented “Data Centre/IT Cleaning - The Standards and disasters I have known” at AFCOM Canberra Meeting
Bob Allan, BACS Contamination Control CEO and founder, addressed the AFCOM Canberra Chapter during their quarterly meeting on November 14. His presentation, entitled “Data Centre/IT Cleaning - The Standards and disasters I have known” covered data centre cleaning in relation to ISO 14644 standards with a few horror stories.
September 2012 - 2012 marks 30 years in business for BACS
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released its latest report on business longevity. Of the 2,073,793 Australian businesses operating in June 2007, only 60.4% were still trading five years later. BACS Contamination Control has achieved an even greater milestone. 2012 marks 30 years in business for the company.
June 2012 - BACS meets in Singapore with Texwipe, our major cleanroom products supplier
BACS Contamination Control CEO Bob Allan and Product Manager Jonathan Yip travelled to Texwipe’s regional office in Singapore on June 4 to meet with Sales Manager (Asia) Francis Cher and Regional Sales Managers Jane SB Seow and Kah Yew Cheong from Texwipe.
May 2012 - BACS eliminates paper service dockets with new Smartphone app
Changes in technology and BACS investment in IT now enable our cleaners to use a Smartphone to document their daily tasks, facilitate better response times to callouts and provide automated notification of completed service.



2004 - BACS moves forward by diversifying into niche services and products (from INCLEAN Magazine)
A multi-faceted business strategy has seen BACS not only cement its position as a leading national IT and cleanroom service provider but also become an important player in the supply of specialist products for these niches.
1984 - Call for the dust-busters (from Northern Life)
Mr. Bob Allan might look like any other business man, but when he or his employees get into their uniforms and march into computer rooms throughout Sydney it is a different story. In their mid-blue overalls with their double-filter, back-pack vacuums and security passes they have been dubbed the “dust busters”.