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Name: Air Filter Maintenance Services CC
Street 1: Unit 1 B Staal Str
Street 2: Kya Sands
City: Randburg
Province: Gauteng
Post Code:
Country: South Africa
Phone: +27 11 4620120
Email: afms@afms.bz
Web Site:

Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Gregers
Last Name: Chalker
Title: Mr
Email: gregers@afms.bz
Phone: +27 83 626 5742

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mrs
First Name: Ingrid
Last Name: Terlouw
Title: Mrs
Email: operations@afms.bz
Phone: +27 82 620 7339

General Information

Board Constituency: Private sector
Organization Type - Primary: Private Sector
Organization Type - Secondary: Company
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
Organization Reach: International
Organization Description:
AFMS has been in establishment since 1986 and specialises in Filtration of Clean Rooms, Bio Safety Cabinets, Laminar Flow Benches, Fume Hoods, Cyto Toxic Cabinets, as well as containment laboratories from BSL1 up to BSL3.
AFMS takes care of the physical requirements of environmental monitoring in accordance with ISO14644 and Fed-STD 209E and ISO14698. Validations are performed in accordance to SANS12469: 2002 British Standards, NSF49 or any specific requirements requested by our clients.

In the process of improving our quality of work to our clients, AFMS has applied to SANAS for an ISO17025:2005 accreditation. Presently, we have produced all management documentation as well as all applicable SOP’s.
 
Total number of staff in your organization: 26 - 50
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
 
What is your organization's annual budget (USD) dedicated to TB? Unable to disclose amount
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Technical assistance and advice
 
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
AFMS has been in establishment since 1986 and specialises in Filtration of Clean Rooms, Bio Safety Cabinets, Laminar Flow Benches, Fume Hoods, Cyto Toxic Cabinets, as well as containment laboratories from BSL1 up to BSL3.

AFMS takes care of the physical requirements of environmental monitoring in accordance with ISO14644 and Fed-STD 209E and ISO14698. Validations are performed in accordance to SANS12469: 2002 British Standards, NSF49 or any specific requirements requested by our clients.

OUR SERVICES AND PRODUCTS:

Services:

Validation / Certification of the following equipment:

Validation / Certification of Biological Safety

Cabinet Validation / Certification of Laminar Flow

Benches Validation of Positive Pressure Units

Validation of Fume Hoods

Validation of Isolators (PVC)

Validation of Enzyme Booths

Certification of 1 – 4 Environments

Certification of Bag in Bag out Housings

Validation of Controlled Environments – Physical:


Theatre particle count and hospital validation, ie. Design, installation and validation;


Clean room validation and accreditation.


Specialised Laboratories:


BSL 1 – 3 of Bio Safety Level Laboratories, ie. Design, installation and validation;


De-contamination of Clean Rooms, Bio Safety Laboratories, Safety Cabinets, Class III Cabinets, Bag in Bag out Filter Housings, Room and Product Pressure Testing, Air Change Rate and Air Flow Visualisation.

PRODUCTS:-

Laminar Flow Benches (any size) Positive Pressure Units

Biological Safety Cabinets Class II (type A1, A2, B1 and B2 total exhaust units), Class I and Class III Cabinets and Isolators

Oncology Centres

Growing Trolleys for Plant Tissue Culture

Clean Rooms (design, installation and validation / testing Room Pressurisation Units)

HEPA Filters, Primary Filters, Bag Filters and Bag in Bag Out Systems

Fume Hoods

Laboratory Consumables

Effluent de-contamination systems – all liquid waste de-contamination – Formaldehyde generators – Certek

General laboratory equipment, ie. Incubators, ovens, water baths, circulators, drying ovens and many more.


 

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: South Africa
Which WHO region is the main focus of your work: African
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
Angola
Bangladesh
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
Colombia
Cote d'Ivoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Georgia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
India
Kenya
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Philippines
Rwanda
Swaziland
Uganda
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Specializations

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Specializations in Countries

Delivery of health services and care Zambia
Technical Assistance Ghana

Contribution

Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Laboratory Strengthening:
AFMS – Who Are We?

Mr Gregers Chalker heads up AFMS as Managing director and Owner of the company. He has been involved in the company for the past 23 years. Since inception, the business has grown to over 30 employees.

The business has expanded over the years, not only to a filtration business but to cover “Clean Room” environments as well as “Containment Facilities”, but also includes any products such as Class II Safety Cabinets and Class III Cabinets as well as service and certification.

Up and until 5 years ago, he was still very active within the field certification of the business, having personally serviced and certified at least 3000 Safety Cabinets and equipment alike. His time now is more focused on managing the business as well as designing Bio Safety Level 3 facilities throughout South Africa as well as the rest of Africa and developin countries.

He has worked in 90% of all the countries throughout Africa and is the key person for all BSL3 commissioning processes to determine whether all the requirements relating to the set up guidelines are met.

He is familiar with all present global containment guidelines and has had the privilege to work with a very wide range of researchers throughout the world assisting to design and install facilities. His mentors are from the USA and Canada with whom he consults with on a regular basis.

In this ever-changing world, it is imperative to be part of the network of international experts to remain abreast of new technology and methods pertaining to the containment and the support to facilities in developing and developed countries.

His strength and passion lie in his ability to understand a process or procedure and mechanical equipment that forms the heart of a containment system.


Declaration

Declaration of interests:
NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Application date: May 8, 2014
Last updated: June 11, 2014