AS / NZS 2243.3:2010: Safety in Laboratories - Microbiological Aspects and Containment Facilities - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate a laboratory where micro-organisms will be contained and / or examined for scientific purposes.

This standard specifies requirements and gives recommended practices relating to safety in laboratories in which micro-organisms are handled. The specified requirements relate to matters including:

  • How to handle micro-organisms;
  • Risk group categories for micro-organisms; and
  • Containment levels for laboratories dealing with certain types of micro-organisms.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

Health Directorate
Population Health Division

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2003 (Australian Capital Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulation 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service
Health Directorate
Population Health Division


Operating address:
Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 5005
Weston Creek
Australian Capital Territory 2611

Phone:

02 6205 1700

Fax:

02 6205 1705
hps@act.gov.au

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