Standards and documents for biosecurity treatments

​​​Treatments applied for biosecurity purposes are part of measures used in managing the risk of introduction of exotic pests and diseases. These treatments are only effective when conducted correctly.

It is important that treatment providers in Australia (onshore) and other countries (offshore) understand and follow the requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to effectively treat consignments for import into Australia.

Our standards outlining best practice methodologies for applying biosecurity treatments are available below.

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Heat treatment

Methodology

The heat treatment methodology sets out the minimum requirements for offshore treatment providers performing heat treatments on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Note: This methodology does not currently apply to treatment providers operating under an onshore heat treatment Approved Arrangement.

Documentation

Offshore BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for heat treatment certification and records.

Note: as these templates contain BMSB specific information, they are slightly different to the examples of treatment documentation included in the heat treatment methodology.

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DocumentPagesFile size
Heat treatment methodology PDF141.0 MB
Heat treatment methodology DOC14497 KB
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template PDF132 KB
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template DOC140 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate PDF225 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate DOCX232 KB
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template PDF122 KB
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template DOC133 KB

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Methyl bromide fumigation

Methodology and Guide – Onshore methyl bromide and offshore BMSB treatments

The Methyl bromide fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

The Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide provides informative information on the various methods and techniques that can be used to ensure that fumigators perform fumigations that meet the requirements of the methodology. This document should be read in conjunction with the Methyl Bromide Fumigation Methodology

Documentation – Onshore methyl bromide and offshore BMSB treatments

Offshore BMSB treatment providers should use the BMSB specific templates for their fumigation certification and records. Note: as these templates contain BMSB specific information, they are slightly different to the examples of treatment documentation included in the methyl bromide treatment methodology.

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DocumentPagesFile size
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology PDF312.7 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology DOCX3113.4 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide PDF 461.1 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide DOCX 46656 KB
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template PDF133 KB
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC136 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate PDF225 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate DOCX228 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial – template PDF133 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial – template DOC135 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric – template PDF133 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric – template DOC1149 KB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – ­template PDF196 KB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOCX135 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template PDF199 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template DOCX1146 KB

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Australian Fumigation Accreditation Scheme (AFAS) treatments

The AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard sets out the minimum requirements for AFAS offshore treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre–shipment purposes.

This document is not intended to specifically cover the performance of methyl bromide fumigation treatments under ISPM 15, fumigations of vessels, silos or other storage facilities, buildings or other fumigations not performed in the type of enclosures described herein.

Templates are also available to download for:

  • fumigation certificate
  • record of fumigation.

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DocumentPagesFile size
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 2015 PDF572.5 MB
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 2015 DOCX574.0 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – ­template PDF196 KB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOCX135 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template PDF199 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template DOCX1146 KB

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Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation

Methodology

The sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for BMSB treatment providers performing sulfuryl fluoride fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Documentation

BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for their sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certification and records.

There are two fumigation certificate templates: one for treatment providers using a third party approved program* and one for treatment providers who are not using a third party approved program.

*The approved third party programs are:

  • Douglas Products Fumiguide
  • Ensystex II, Inc Fumicalc

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DocumentPagesFile size
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology PDF241.8 MB
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology DOCX2413.7 MB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template PDF125 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template DOC152 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template PDF3102 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template DOC3132 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate PDF125 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate DOCX132 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – imperial – template PDF128 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – imperial – template DOC132 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – metric – template PDF135 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – metric – template DOC137 KB

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