Third party assessors

​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

Applicant Company Location Phone
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 Wood Melbourne, VIC 0400 353 447
Mr Neil Walls Neil Walls Consulting Pty Ltd Ocean Grove, VIC 0437 557 515
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.

Last reviewed: 3 August 2020
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