Get Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to market faster and easier

GS1 Australia understands the urgent need for additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), expecting that many businesses wanting to support our community or needing to find new opportunities will re-tool and commence PPE manufacture as quickly as possible. This has been encouraged by the call-to-action from the NSW Premier in March 2020.

As some companies who step up may not be regular suppliers to healthcare, they may not be aware that state and territory health departments, and many other health provider organisations, require identification, barcoding and product data using GS1 standards to help ensure accuracy and traceability of products. 

To support manufacturers in meeting these needs fast and help get critical supply chains flowing, we make the following offer to those businesses manufacture PPE products. This offer is valid for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis in Australia.   

All companies supplying PPE and other critical medical equipment can be listed here.

To add your name to this list please complete this survey.

 

Companies who are not GS1 Australia members will receive, at no charge: 

  • Priority support from our PPE Support team 
  • GS1 Australia membership 
  • Allocation of identification numbers for barcodes as required  
  • Assistance in creating and testing barcodes on the new products  
  • Access to training and support services  
  • ​Access to additional supporting services from GS1  

Simply join GS1 Australia here to take advantage of this special assistance. 

 

Companies who are existing GS1 Australia members will receive, at no charge: 

  • Priority support from our PPE Support team 
  • Additional identification numbers for barcodes if required  
  • Assistance from our Barcode Testing Service  
  • Access to training and support services  
  • Access to additional supporting services that are not already in use  

To take advantage of this special assistance, nominate as a PPE supplier here  

 

For the purposes of this offer, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) refers to anything worn by healthcare workers to minimise risk to the health and safety of patients, colleagues and themselves as a result of treating infected patients.  
 
This may include, but is not limited to: 

  • Masks 
  • Gloves  
  • Face Guards/Visors 
  • Goggles 
  • Glasses  
  • Gowns  
  • Coveralls  
  • Aprons 
  • Head covers/Hoods  
  • ​Leg and Shoe covers 

 

This offer also applies to other items which are critical in treating infected patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, including but not limited to:   

  • Ventilators 
  • Respirators  
  • ​Hand Sanitiser   

As these products are regulated as therapeutic goods within Australia, please ensure that you consult the TGA website or contact them directly for further guidance on requirements that may apply to your new products. 

 

Regulatory information

As these products are regulated as therapeutic goods within Australia, please ensure that you consult the TGA website or contact them directly for further guidance on requirements that may apply to your new products. For those who are not familiar with the regulatory requirements that may apply to PPE or other medical equipment, we have compiled the below listing of links as they may assist you.

For further assistance regarding the regulatory process for medical devices, please contact the TGA directly.

If you have any more questions regarding the GS1 Australia PPE offer, please email the PPE Support team or phone 1300 BARCODE (1300 227 263) during business hours (Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm). 

*This offer applies to Australian based companies only.