You may need to comply with this standard if you intend to deal with a genetically modified organism (GMO). Certain dealings with GMOs are classified as notifiable low risk dealings. This means that anyone may undertake the dealing, subject to meeting specified conditions, without requiring a licence.
A kind of dealing mentioned in Part 2 of Schedule 3 of the Act involving a micro-organism that satisfies the criteria in this standard must be carried out in a facility that is appropriate for the dealing and has been certified by the Agency to at least physical containment level 3.
The standard sets out requirements, responsibilities and general guidelines relating to safety in laboratories where micro-organisms and prions are handled.