Stage 4 restrictions announced for VIC – find out what this means for our business and services.

In light of the current events surrounding COVID-19, we are dedicated to minimising the risk of exposure in our workplace and yours, and have created this page to keep you up to date on:

 

  • the current status of our services including sales, rental and servicing / calibration
  • the measures we have in place to protect our people and your equipment
  • any changes in circumstances or supply chain to help with your own planning

 

We’ll be posting to this page as information becomes available.
Please check back regularly for updates.


Thu 6 Aug 2020 – Victorian Stage 4 restrictions

 

This week, the Victorian Government announced restrictions on business operation in light of stage 4 restrictions being introduced across the state.

 

This is a complex and rapidly-changing situation, and we have been working through what this will mean for our business and how this may impact the services we can provide you over this time. After thorough review, we’d like to reassure you – it’s currently business as usual. We will continue to be providing sales, service, calibration, rental and technical support to AU and NZ, and even though we cannot provide this face-to-face right now, we are committed to making your customer experience as smooth as possible during this difficult time.

 

We will update this page if and when new information becomes available.

 

Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe.


Fri 24 Jul 2020 – Notice to clients regarding interstate work

 

  • Kenelec Scientific remains committed to providing high-quality service to our customers, however with the continually changing COVID-19 situation in Victoria there may be some restrictions the services that we can currently provide, especially outside of our home state.

    Please find our current notice to clients here

Wed 24 Jun 2020 – A Guide to Buying P2 or Equivalent Respirators

 

  • AIOH have developed a guide to assist those who purchase disposable P2 respirators in Australia and New Zealand for use in the workplace.

    You can read the guide here.

Tue 19 May 2020 – DusTrak & SidePak products extended lead times

 

  • Please note – due to unprecedented global demand as a result of COVID-19, DustTrak & SidePak products production lead times have been extended to 5-7 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to monitor the situation with TSI, and will update you of any further changes on this page, or on the relevant product pages on our website.

Tue 19 May 2020 – HVAC & IAQ products extended lead times

 

  • Please note – due to unprecedented global demand as a result of COVID-19, HVAC & IAQ products production lead times have been extended to 3-5 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will continue to monitor the situation with TSI, and will update you of any further changes on this page, or on the relevant product pages on our website.

Wed 13 May 2020 – The supply of fake face masks

 

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has increased demand for P2 disposable respirators, however the extra demand is leading to fake respiratory protective equipment entering the Australian market.

 

Read the full article here.


Mon 4 May 2020 – Updated PortaCount resources

 

  • TSI recently released two new application notes for the PortaCount 8040 / 8048:

RFT-030 PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester and Information Technology System Questions
RFT-031 PortaCount Respirator Fit Tester Network Connectivity Enhancement for 8040 / 8048

 

These and other resources can also be found on the PortaCount Guidance page.


Wed 1 Apr 2020 – PortaCount lead times extended further

 

  • Please note – due to unprecedented global demand due to COVID-19, Portacount production lead times have now been extended to 8-10 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We’ll continue to monitor the situation with TSI, and will update you of any further changes on this page, or on the relevant product pages on our website.

Tue 31 Mar 2020 – Updated PortaCount resources

 

These can be found on the PortaCount Guidance page.


Tue 31 Mar 2020 – Phone calls to Kenelec Scientific

 

  • Due to many of our staff working remotely, we have a few less people on hand to handle incoming calls… If you are having trouble ringing through, please try again later or use our website contact form – we are available, and we will get back to you.

Go to our Contact Us page.


Mon 30 Mar 2020 – TSI’s Letter to Customers

 

  • TSI Incorporated are committed to keeping their manufacturing lines operational until further notice, particularly for products being used to fight CONVID-19.

You can read their letter to customers here.


Wed 25 Mar 2020 – PortaCount Safe Use Guidance

 

  • We’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to perform a respirator fit test safely, so we’ve pulled together some information to assist.

You can find these resources here.


Tue 24 Mar 2020 – An update on our safety measures

 

  • We’ve introduced new safety measures to protect our team and to protect your equipment

You can read our communication here.


Mon 23 Mar 2020 – At the moment, business as usual

 

  • As of right now, Kenelec Scientific is open for business as usual. This includes our sales, rental and servicing departments, as well as our Warehouse for inward and outward deliveries.

 

  • The only delays we are experiencing continues to be for TSI PortaCount Respirator Fit Testers; the latest update from TSI is that lead time will continue to be 6-8 weeks. All other products can be expected as per standard lead times.

 

  • Saying that, given the rapid rate at which things has been changing over the past few weeks, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will update if things change and as more information becomes available.

Fri 20 Mar 2020 – PortaCount extended lead times

 

  • Please note – due to unprecedented global demand due to COVID-19, Portacount production lead times have been extended to 6-8 weeks. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We’ll continue to monitor the situation with TSI, and will update you of any further changes on this page, or on the relevant product pages on our website.

If you have any questions about our services over this time, please get in touch using the contact form below.

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