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

Description

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.

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2003 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulation 2004 ACT

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Population Health Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Population Health Division

Health Directorate

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
Email: hps@act.gov.au