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
- 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.