Compliant laboratories require design, construction and management compliance
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) Third Party Assessor’s (TPA) role is to audit completed containment laboratories against the published DA construction criteria. The selected TPA must maintain independence from the design and construction processes to be eligible for selection. It is highly recommended to engage a TPA during the design phase to allow the confirmation of the project specific design criteria and to conduct a high level design review prior to construction.
For further information on the requirement for third party construction compliance, refer to the DA website:
COMTEQ can assess the design and construction of new or existing laboratory facilities against the current Australian and New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS). This process investigates the functional and operational requirements, tracks the implementation of risk management outcomes and confirms design and construction compliance.
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Compliant laboratories require design, construction and management compliance. The facility manager is responsible for developing and implementing specific procedures to provide a safe working environment and address specific usage. Our Laboratory Consultant can assist with the development of procedures or provide an independent review of the proposed procedures.
COMTEQ can provide advice regarding achieving and maintaining certification by NATA, DAWE and OGTR.