Facility Certification Requirements
Facility Certification Inspection Process
For the following certification documents, please visit Guidelines and Forms for Certifications of Physical Containment Facilities within the OGTR website:
- Guide to Physical Containment Levels and Facility Types
- PC1 Laboratory Certification Requirements
- PC2 Laboratory Certification Requirements
- PC2 Animal Facility Certification Requirements
- PC2 Constant Temperature Certification Requirements
- PC3 Laboratory Certification Requirements
- Policy on Requests for Variations, Transfers, Surrenders of Suspensions of Certifications
University Biosafety Committee (UBC) Training Requirements
- Containment Facility Training Strategies (PDF 207k)
- Training Specific for PC3/QC3 Containment Facilities (PDF 183k)
OGTR Training Requirements
It is a requirement of the Gene Technology Act 2000, the Gene Technology Regulations 2001 and the Guidelines for Facility Certifications that all staff, students and visitors to Griffith University that are undertaking work with GMOs or conducting work within an OGTR certified facility are trained appropriately in the relevant behavioural requirements of the facility certification.
Biological Safety training courses and specialised training courses for working in an OGTR certified facilities are conducted during "O" Week training sessions. These sessions are conducted by the Health and Safety Operational Unit or through the on-line Interactive Health & Safety Training Modules.Training in specific laboratory practices for handling GMOs should be conducted by the principal research leader or the Manager of the facility. Training records must be signed by the trainee and kept within the facility or be made available upon request. A training record template is available from the forms section of this website.