The Department of Agriculture approves commercial, private and government sites for the purposes of holding certain types of material subject to biosecurity control. To gain this approval there are both containment and procedural requirements that must be met. In the case of plant, animal, microbiological and invertebrate research facilities.
The department requires that sites conducting biosecurity containment activities under an approved arrangement must comply with:
- the design and construction aspects of the Australian/New Zealand Standards AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 (Laboratory Design and Construction)
- AS/NZS 2243.3:2002 (Safety in Laboratories).
To determine if sites have met these Standards, a departmental approved third party assessor must be engaged to undertake an assessment against the relevant standards.
Approved third party assessors
As at 24 June 2019
|Mr Richard W Sale||Sale Laboratory Architecture Consultancy Pty Ltd||Milton, QLD||0419 759 438|
|Mr Brad George||Norman, Disney & Young||Brisbane, QLD||0417 602 281|
|Mr Darren Green||Amec Foster Wheeler||Melbourne, VIC||03 8480 1000|
|Mr Neil Walls||Neil Walls Consulting Pty Ltd||Ocean Grove, VIC||03 5255 4567|
|Mr Stephen Coulter||Coulter Advisory Pty Ltd||Melbourne, VIC||0402 677 644|
|Mr Ryszard Knopf||Scientific Interiors||Kingsgrove, NSW||02 9554 9957|
|Mr Clive Jones||Kuttner Collins Pty Ltd||Sydney, NSW||02 9929 7411|
|Mr Mike Cover||COMTEQ Services Pty Ltd||Perth, WA||0400 378 101|
|Mr Jim Hargreaves||Jacobs||Melbourne, VIC||0438 344 043|
The list will be updated as more approved third party assessors become available.
Disclaimer: The department has satisfied itself that the persons listed are suitably qualified to certify that the construction of premises, equipment and other facilities at AA sites comply with the following Australian/New Zealand Standards:
- AS/NZS 2982.1:1997 : Laboratory design and construction – Part 1: General requirements, and
- AS/NZS 2243.3:2002 : Safety in laboratories – Part 3: Microbiological aspects and containment facilities.
The department and the Commonwealth of Australia shall not be liable for any negligent act or omission or willful misconduct of any of the persons listed should you choose to enter into an agreement with them to undertake an assessment of your premises.