Summary information on standards and conformance for PPE Products

Summary information on standards and conformance for PPE Products

The Australian Technical Infrastructure Alliance (ATIA) remains committed to working alongside businesses, government, emergency services and the broader community through this challenging time in responding to COVID-19.
 
The ATIA provides a single point of access to the combined capability, expertise and resources of the four core bodies responsible for Australia’s standards and conformance:

  • Standards Australia
  • National Measurement Institute (NMI)
  • National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)
  • Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS-ANZ)

To further assist the design, manufacture and procurement of medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the following download provides information on potentially relevant Australian Standards® and corresponding test methods, as well as information on accredited Australian laboratories and certifiers and other information provided to Standards Australia by those organisations.
 
This information has been prepared in consultation with the ATIA.
 
Some PPE meets the definition of a medical device. Manufacturers, suppliers and sponsors of medical devices must meet regulatory obligations including under the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 (Cth), before medical devices can be legally supplied in or exported from Australia. More information is available on the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s website: www.tga.gov.au
 
Contacts
Please contact NMI for queries about testing products to standards and guidance on what testing capability is available within Australia by email: covid19 [at] measurement.gov.au
 
Please contact Standards Australia's stakeholder engagement team for queries about the standards and conformance information by email: sem [at] standards.org.au
 
Disclaimer
This document is intended to provide general summary information only, may not be comprehensive and does not cater for specific circumstances. Users should obtain and rely on professional or technical advice on the standards, test methods and test laboratories to be used on a case by case basis. Any reference to any third-party organisations do not constitute an endorsement by Standards Australia of those organisations or their products or services. 

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