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


You will need 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Gene Technology Act 2003 Australian Capital Territory

Regulation(s) name

Gene Technology Regulation 2004 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

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