A required part of working on the NBN is practicing proper fibre hygiene. Hygiene matters to keep the network healthy, reliable and performing at its best. NBN have just released a series of short videos that provide a quick recap of key fibre hygiene methods and practices.

It only takes three simple steps to achieve fiber hygiene. All new existing and test equipment connector interfaces must be inspected prior to connecting using the correct adapter for the video inspection scope.

Remember if it fails inspection it must be cleaned or replaced. Clean using the approved NBN dry or wet and dry methods with the right cleaning materials then re-inspect. This may take a few tries until you get a pass.

It's a simple process, but it's time well spent to assure the right outcome.


1. Inspection

Introduction - Introduction to the fibre hygiene concept of Inspect, Clean and replace if necessary, Re-inspect, Connect.


Featured NBN Inspection Tools


2. Cleaning


Tip - One click cleaner - A tip to maintain your once click cleaners.
Cleaning Amphenol connectors on a DPU - A how-to instruction to inspect and clean Amphenol fibre connectors on a DPU.
Cleaning a Through connector - A how-to instruction to inspect and clean a Through fibre connector.
Cleaning an L Flat connector - A how-to instruction to inspect and clean an L flat fibre connector.
MPO Cleaning - A how-to instruction to clean an MPO fibre connector.
Patch Bay Cleaning - A how-to instruction to inspect patch bay fibre connectors.
Wet & Dry Cleaning - A how-to instruction of wet and dry cleaning methods on fibre connectors.
Cletop & One click - A how-to instruction of dry cleaning with the Cletop and One click dry cleaners on fibre connectors.

Featured NBN Cleaning Consumables


3. Testing


Equipment & Pre-work - A how-to instruction of every day start of work requirements for all fibre connections.