TGA Approved Products & Why They Matter for Contract Cleaning Companies

Whether you are choosing industrial cleaning products or eco-friendly sustainable cleaning chemicals, looking for TGA certification is another way to ensure high hygiene safety in any business or facility. As we slowly return to the ‘new normal’ and more people return to their office facilities and regular activities such as the gym, beauty services and eating out at restaurants, it is essential that health and safety be at the highest priority.

Many facility managers are looking towards investing in industrial cleaning services that have TGA certified disinfectants that are used against COVID-19 as new safety measures.

What is TGA?

The TGA regulates therapeutic goods in Australia, they are apart of the Australian Government Department of Health. TGA regulates medicines, vitamins, medical devices, disinfectants for use against COVID-19. While there have been many products that claim to perform certain tasks such as killing COVID-19, it can be false advertising.

That is why it is important to look out for the TGA approval on the products. There are some products on the market that claim to kill COVID-19 however unless it is TGA approved to kill COVID-19 it cannot be relied on. This is due to the rigorous testing that occurs for products to get TGA approved.

How are products given TGA certification?

Each product depending on what the product is claiming to achieve, whether is hospital-grade surface spray disinfectant or household/ commercial grade disinfectants, there are different processes to make the products TGA approved and certified.

For example a hospital-grade disinfectant (surface spray disinfectant):

  1. Pass bactericidal carrier test
  2. Pass tests with organic and inorganic soil. Tested against Salmonella Enterica serotype choleraesuis, Staphylococcus aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  3. Pass carrier tests with inorganic and organic soils.

For a product to be deemed to kill COVID-19 the process is relatively similar but with the added layer of COVID-19 applied to a surface and the product tested to see if it truly does kill SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus).

TGA has released a list of disinfectants for the use against COVID-19 to help keep consumers informed with the right information and reliable products to keep your patrons and clients safe.

As contract cleaners, the responsibility for a clean and safe environment is reliant on the products and services you provide. While some facility managers have certain preferences as to which products and equipment they would like to be used to be clean their facility.

It is a good practice to ensure that you have a few TGA listed products that are disinfectants for the use against COVID-19.

Why is that important for commercial contract cleaners to know what products are TGA approved and which are not? Especially when COVID-19 demands proper hygiene practices to ensure safety.

While investing in the best and most diverse commercial cleaning chemicals and cleaning equipment is a high priority for any contract cleaners adapting to the current climate is just as essential in order to ensure continued long-term business.

Nowadays cleaning and disinfecting practices are being scrutinized more than ever, which is why it is essential to invest in the best practices and certifications as possible.

Whether you are conducting office cleaning or ensuring clean and hygienic surfaces in the hospitality industry, TGA approved cleaning chemicals provide a safe environment for patrons to feel safe in their facilities. Make sure that your services include decontamination of high touchpoints.

Advertising that your contract cleaning company utilises high-quality TGA approved products that can kill COVID-19 instead of cleaning with household bleach will bring added business from facility managers across Australia.

Products that are TGA Approved and Available at Abco

At Abco, we pride ourselves on ensuring we have a wide variety of products from cleaning machines like floor scrubbers to environmentally friendly cleaning chemicals. We have acquired a few products that are TGA Approved to help you ensure high hygiene and safety levels in a wide variety of facilities.

Have a look at more products that are TGA certified to kill COVID-19 here.


CODE: 160050

  • True Hospital Grade Disinfectant, Kills HIV & Hepatitis B virus, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 virus).
  • Suitable for use on healthcare surfaces.
  • Does not contain phenolics, chlorine or glutaraldehyde.
  • Will not cause staining on fabrics or carpets.
  • Non-flammable, Neutral pH, Fully biodegradable.
  • Can be diluted 1 in 10 to use as a neutral detergent solution for damp dusting and streak-free cleaning of all surfaces, or used neat for use as a hospital-grade disinfectant.



CODE: 171473

  • 72% Ethanol Anti-Bacterial Surface Sanitiser
  • Cleans and sanitises hard surfaces
  • Drys fast and cleans effectively
  • Contains high-performance polymers for enhanced cleaning power
  • Cleans and sanitises keyboards, lenses, mirrors, glass, screens, electronic equipment and much more


CODE: 171467

What Makes Biosan II Special?

  • Made in Australia 100%
  • Kills COVID-19 and kills mould and mildew
  • Kills problematic bacteria such as staph, salmonella, ecoli and more!
  • Dilutable from 16 to 64 times – Very Economical






Abco Products – your local supplier of commercial cleaning supplies in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney – we have been providing contract cleaners and facility manager with environmentally sustainable cleaning products, powerful industrial cleaning supplies and commercial cleaning equipment for over 20 years. For information about our commercial cleaning machinery, please call us on 1800 177 399 or email us on


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