Registration of Operators and Accredited Persons (AP)
Every approved facility must have an approved operator. This is the person who will have overall responsibility for the transitional/containment facility. A facility operator must have the authority to make changes at a facility when directed to do so by MPI.
MPI requires all operators of transitional facilities approved to the Standard for General Transitional Facilities for Uncleared Goods (BNZ-STD-TFGEN) to undertake a half day training course in order to be an approved operator. The course focuses on the responsibilities of an operator and their role in managing a facility.
For information on locations and dates of training courses contact one of the approved operator training providers.
For operators of facilities approved under other standards (not TFGEN) training is not required.
Accredited Persons for Sea Containers
Facilities receiving sea containers must have one or more Accredited Persons (APs) available to check containers.
Accredited Persons must have undertaken and passed a basic sea container biosecurity awareness course. This course outlines what to do when checking a sea container for biosecurity risks and the MPI reporting requirements. Please ensure that your sea container facility has trained APs available to avoid extra charges and delays in clearing your goods.
For information on training locations and dates contact one of the Accredited Person Training Providers.
The results of all AP container checks must be recorded. If any contamination is found then this must be reported to MPI. This can be done via a container log sheet or online at the container checks website . For more information on checking sea containers see Containers and Cargo.
Page last updated: 26 April 2013