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, Water and the Environment 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 treatment providers performing heat treatments on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Documentation

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

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Document Pages File size
Heat treatment methodology PDF 14 1.4 MB
Heat treatment methodology DOCX 14 1.3 MB
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template DOC 1 40 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate PDF 2 25 KB
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate DOCX 2 32 KB
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template DOC 1 33 KB

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Methyl bromide fumigation

Methodology and Guide

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

Offshore and onshore BMSB treatment providers should use the BMSB specific templates for their fumigation certification and records. For all other treatments, the generic fumigation templates must be used.

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Methodology and Guide
Document Pages File size
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology PDF 31 2.7 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology DOCX 31 13.4 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide PDF 46 1.1 MB
Guide to performing QPS fumigation with methyl bromide DOCX 46 656 KB
BMSB methyl bromide treatment certificate and treatment records templates
Document Pages File size
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC 1 36 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate PDF 2 25 KB
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate DOCX 2 28 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial – template DOC 1 35 KB
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric – template DOC 1 149 KB
Generic methyl bromide treatment certificates and treatment record templates
Document Pages File size
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC 1 76​ KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template DOCX 1 146 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation for perishables – template DOCX 1 40 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.

Note: there are separate certificate and treatment record templates for treatment providers using a third party approved program* and for those that are not using an approved third party approved program.

*The approved third party programs are:

  • Douglas Products Fumiguide
  • Ensystex II, Inc Fumicalc

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Document Pages File size
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology PDF 31 1.1 MB
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology DOCX 31 776 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template DOC 1 52 KB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template DOC 3 132 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate PDF 1 25 KB
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate DOCX 1 32 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – third party approved program – template DOC 1 149 KB
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – template DOC 1 148 KB

If you have difficulty accessing these files, visit web accessibility for assistance.

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Last reviewed: 4 February 2020
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