Standards and documents for biosecurity treatments

Treatments applied for biosecurity purposes are part of measures used in managing the risk of introduction of exotic pests and diseases. These treatments are only effective when conducted correctly.

It is important that treatment providers in Australia (onshore) and other countries (offshore) understand and follow the requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources to effectively treat consignments for import into Australia.

Our standards outlining best practice methodologies for applying biosecurity treatments are available below.

Heat treatment

Methodology

The heat treatment methodology sets out the minimum requirements for offshore treatment providers performing heat treatments on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Note: This methodology does not currently apply to treatment providers operating under an onshore heat treatment Approved Arrangement.

Documentation

Offshore BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for heat treatment certification and records.

Note: as these templates contain BMSB specific information, they are slightly different to the examples of treatment documentation included in the heat treatment methodology.

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DocumentPagesFile size
Heat treatment methodology PDF 141.0 MB
Heat treatment methodology DOC 14497 KB
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template PDF   
BMSB Heat treatment certificate – template DOC   
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate PDF   
How to complete a BMSB heat treatment certificate DOC   
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template PDF   
BMSB Record of heat treatment – template DOC   

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Methyl bromide fumigation

Methodology - offshore BMSB treatments

The methyl bromide fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Note: AFAS and onshore treatment providers must continue to complete treatments in accordance with the AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard until further notice.

Documentation – offshore BMSB treatments

Offshore BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for their fumigation certification and records.

Note: as these templates contain BMSB specific information, they are slightly different to the examples of treatment documentation included in the methyl bromide treatment methodology.

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DocumentPagesFile size
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology PDF 312.7 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation methodology DOCX 3113.4 MB
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template PDF   
BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOC   
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate PDF   
How to complete a BMSB methyl bromide fumigation certificate DOC   
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial  – template PDF   
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – imperial – template DOC   
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric  – template PDF   
BMSB Record of methyl bromide fumigation – metric – template DOC   

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Onshore and AFAS treatments

The AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard sets out the minimum requirements for AFAS and onshore treatment providers performing methyl bromide fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for biosecurity and pre–shipment purposes.

This document is not intended to specifically cover the performance of methyl bromide fumigation treatments under ISPM 15, fumigations of vessels, silos or other storage facilities, buildings or other fumigations not performed in the type of enclosures described herein.

Templates are also available to download for:

  • fumigation certificate
  • record of fumigation.

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DocumentPagesFile size
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 2015 PDF 572.5 MB
AFAS Methyl Bromide Fumigation Standard v2.3 - August 2015 DOCX 574.18 MB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – ­template PDF 196.77 KB
Methyl bromide fumigation certificate – template DOCX 135.2 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template PDF 199.01 KB
Record of methyl bromide fumigation – template DOCX 1146 KB

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Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation

Methodology

The sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology sets out the minimum requirements for offshore BMSB treatment providers performing sulfuryl fluoride fumigations on commodities and/or associated packaging for quarantine and pre-shipment purposes.

Note: The department is currently developing an Approved Arrangement for onshore sulfuryl fluoride treatments and will notify industry upon completion.

Documentation

Offshore BMSB treatment providers should use the below templates for their sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certification and records.

There are two fumigation certificate templates: one for treatment providers using a third party approved program* and one for treatment providers who are not using a third party approved program.

*The approved third party programs are:

  • Douglas Products Fumiguide
  • Ensystex II, Inc Fumicalc

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DocumentPagesFile size
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology PDF 241.8 MB
Sulfuryl fluoride fumigation methodology DOCX 2413.7 MB
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template DOCX   
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – third party approved program – template PDF   
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template DOC   
BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate – template PDF   
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate PDF   
How to complete a BMSB sulfuryl fluoride fumigation certificate DOC   
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – imperial  – template PDF   
BMSB Record of sulfuryl fluoride fumigation – imperial – template DOC   

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