With more than 40 years of combined CSSD and Laboratory experience.

So…. just what is ECO JEMSS Logistics?

Our Logistics department provides the safe and reliable transport of sterile or soiled Reusable Medical Devices (RMDs). Currently there is a trend towards the centralization of services which has led to a correlating increase in the need to transport RMDs between Health Service Organisation (HSO) sites.

When transporting RMDs, it is absolutely essential to ensure that the correct environmental conditions are maintained to guarantee the integrity of your instruments. ECO JEMSS Logistics offers your HSO the top of the range in road transport in strict accordance to: AS/NZS 4187:2014 – Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organizations (incorporating Amendment No. 2).

AS/NZS 4187:2014 – The Essentials

The proper handling, transport and storage of a released RMD is essential for the maintenance of that RMD in a state of the required quality. Patient safety is achieved as follows:

  • Heat sterilized RMDs should not be handled on completion of the sterilizing cycle. Sterilized RMDs should remain on the sterilizing trolley or on a surface that will not create condensate until cool and safe for handling and transportation.
  • For a packaged and sterilized RMD – incorrect handling, storage and transport conditions could cause failure of the Sterile Barrier System (SBS) resulting in microbiological contamination of the contents of the of the SBS.
  • To maintain the integrity of the SBS, it is necessary for everyone involved in the supply chain for the RMD, i.e. from its removal from the sterilizer to its point of use, to control the condition for handling, storage and transport of that RMD.
  • A sterilized RMD should be stored in a manner so that its sterility is not compromised.
  • Access to the storage area/s for sterilized RMDs should be restricted to individuals that have been trained and deemed competent in the handling of sterilized RMDs.
  • The temperature within the storage area should be controlled within the range of 18°C to 25°C.
  • Relative humidity should be controlled within the range of 35% to 70%.
  • Air conditioning and ventilation systems requirements of AS1668.2 apply. Additional guidance can be found in HB260 and the Australasian Health Facility Design Guidelines.
  • A sterile RMD should be stored on or in designated shelving,  drawers or containers.


What can ECO JEMSS offer you?

Our Logistics Department’s Motto is: “Assisting the healthcare industry to fulfil it’s obligations for the correct transport of sterile or soiled RMDs and other equipment”. Here is what we can provide to your HSO:

  • Custom designed vehicles for transportation between HSO facilities with the provision for complete separation of clean and sterile items from contaminated items i.e. ‘clean’ and ‘dirty’ vehicles.
  • Fully enclosed self contained transport modules offering continuous monitoring and tracking whilst also ensuring a controlled ‘clean room’ environment in accordance with AS/NZS 4187:2014.
  • Guaranteed constant temperature and humidity – with no spikes, during transit within the specifications outlined in AS/NZS 4187:2014.
  • Continuous tracking of temperature, humidity, particle counts and geolocation.
  • A fully comprehensive final report for the HSO facility managers incorporating the full tracking parameters and all source load documentation.

The ECO JEMSS Logistics Department provides this service as required for:

  • Emergency procedures where sterilized instruments are not available onsite.
  • Instruments requiring a different method of sterilization that is not available on site e.g. Ethylene Oxide.
  • Sterilization departments that are being upgraded/renovated and sterilization needs to be outsourced.
  • Emergency shut downs and other such situations.