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DCNC Event 2018
3 Nov 2017 Register for DCNC 2018
BACS is hosting the first Data Centre Networking Club (DCNC) event in Australia. This gathering is an opportunity for like-minded individuals from the rapidly growing and evolving data centre industry to meet in a relaxed environment to network, share and compare. Joe Pitchford, National Critical Facilities Account Manager at BACS, has personally hosted very similar events in the UK with great success and rave reviews.
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17 Oct 2017 BACS Trio Receive Data Centre Technician Certification
Joe Pitchford and Darin Abraham from the BACS account management team along with Aaron Camille, the BACS Victorian Service Manager, recently attended a two-day Data Centre Technician course in Melbourne provided by DCPro Development, an international organisation that delivers a diverse portfolio of approved data centre training and certification services. In addition to BACS, attendees from Telstra, BOM, DataCom and Veolia were also present.
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22 Jun 2017 BACS builds Australia’s ONLY Live Data Centre Training Facility
The requirement for qualified data centre cleaners is growing just as fast as the number of data centres. Thirty-five years of technical cleaning expertise mean BACS can select the right people and train them to work safely and effectively in your critical IT environment. To provide our field staff a hands-on opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in a risk-free environment, BACS has built a Live Data Centre Training Facility at our Sydney headquarters.
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11 Apr 2017 Two New BACS Technical Account Managers
BACS Contamination Control had added two new technical account managers to accommodate increasing customer demand for our data centre and cleanroom cleaning services. Joe Pitchford has relocated from the UK to Sydney and is basef at BACS head office in Chatswood NSW. Rick Polise is based in Perth and is the BACS technical sales manager responsible for Western and South Australia.
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6 Dec 2016 Meet Darin, BACS Products Specialist
Meet Darin. Darin is one of the newish members at BACS but for some reason has eluded the introduction. However he has not gone unnoticed with customers writing glowing testimonials for his excellent customer service.
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27 Sep 2016 Greater BACS Coverage in SA/WA/NT
BACS Contamination Control is pleased to announce some recent staff relocations to accommodate the increasing customer demand in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory
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1 Jun 2016 2016 Cheryl Steele celebrates 20 years with BACS
Cheryl Steele, BACS Area Manager, has achieved a special milestone on 30 May 2016 with 20 years of service at BACS. Cheryl has significantly contributed to our company, particularly in the area of sales where she has built a large client base in Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth.
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6 May 2016 BACS CEO presented at "Protecting Your GMP Facility Environment” seminar
BACS CEO, Bob Allan, presented a talk entitled “The Cleanroom Mindset” at the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Pharmaceutical Science Group’s seminar "Protecting Your GMP Facility Environment" in West Ryde NSW on 20 April 2016.
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25 Sep 2015 David Wilkinson named BACS National Service Manager
David Wilkinson is the new BACS National Service Manager responsible for overseeing the work of BACS technical cleaners and service schedulers across Australia.
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1 Sep 2015 In Safe Hands
Peter O'Meara, the Melbourne-based BACS Service Quality Manager, recently attended a one-day first aid course. After completing three hours of online theory, the course entitled Basic Emergency Life Support (Level 1)...
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1 Jul 2015 BACS Staff Training Reaches New Heights
BACS continues to invest in its people by upskilling service staff. Peter O'Meara, BACS Service Quality Manager from Melbourne, recently attended a two-day course and is now eligible to receive his nationally recognised High Risk Work (HRW) licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (EWP) with a boom length of 11 metres or more.
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1 Jul 2015 Meet Tahseen Kauser, BACS NSW Service Coordinator
Since March, Tahseen Kauser has been the NSW Service Coordinator at BACS Contamination Control. As part of the service team, Tahseen is responsible for workforce planning and scheduling the network of BACS technical cleaners across the state. She has quickly gained a reputation for being calm, flexible and diligent.
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1 Feb 2015 Service Trains Sales
To ensure the BACS sales team fully understands the services they describe in their quotes, BACS has initiated a new training program --- Service Trains Sales (STS). Each month, a service supervisor takes the account managers through a particular type of cleaning job.
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1 Feb 2015 Nullarbor --- The ultimate uncontrolled environment!
If it weren’t for a BACS service vehicle which had to be relocated from Perth to Melbourne, I may never have driven across the Nullarbor Plain. The trip started with a flight from Sydney to Perth where I caught up with service staff and visited customers. I then set off in the VW Caddy.
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1 Nov 2014 Bob Allan addresses International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering Division Meetings
Bob Allan delivered a talk entitled “Getting cleanroom cleaning right” at the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Australasian Division Meetings in Sydney and Melbourne on 16 and 17 September. He asked the audience to consider the lengths that they have gone to in creating an operational cleanroom --- from design through to the building phase, followed by certification and full production. Should cleaning their facility be taken any less seriously?
1 Oct 2014 General Manager Suzanne Allan Retires
On 25 September, BACS said goodbye and farewell to our General Manager, Suzanne Allan. Suzanne joined BACS over 16 years ago, having previously worked in the public service. During her time at BACS, she acted in a range of capacities at the company – from service co-ordinator, account enquiries and receptionist, to back-up for the CEO.
1 Oct 2014 $25M Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre opens at ANU Mt Stromlo
BACS Canberra Area Manager, Caroline Wright, was on hand to celebrate the launch on 15 July 2014 of the new $25 million Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC) at the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics located on Mt. Stromlo. . The keynote speaker was Ian Macfarlane, Minister for Industry, who emphasised the international significance of this precision manufacturing and test facility, as well as how it provides an opportunity for industry, government, defence, research and education to collaborate at the ANU.
1 Jun 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. Spiders, insects and rodents are drawn to sub-floors because they are a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment. To reduce the chance of being bitten or having equipment damaged, BACS recommends taking several precautions.
1 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. Until then, BACS supervisors from interstate are covering Kevin’s duties.
1 Nov 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.