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SPS Biosecurity – MPI Transitional Facility Operator (TFO) Training

12 April, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm NZST


Delivered by biosecurity specialists SPS Biosecurity Ltd, this one day workshop outlines the role and responsibilities of a Transitional Facility Operator (TFO) and the requirements of Transitional Facility Standard – Standard for Transitional Facilities for General Uncleared Risk Goods (TFGEN).  All Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) approved transitional facilities must have a certified Transitional Facility Operator (TFO) to maintain overall responsibility for biosecurity activities at their site, therefore if you require a TFO Certificate of Training this is the course for you.  This course is only a part of the process for approval as a MPI Transitional Facility Operator and attendees should be aware of the complete process as required by MPI outlined on their website.

Key topics:

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[li]MPI and Biosecurity;[/li]
[li]Contamination, pathogens and pests;[/li]
[li]Biosecurity systems and procedures[/li]
[li]Transitional Facility Biosecurity roles and responsibilities;[/li]
[li]Biosecurity legislation and key documents;[/li]
[li]Biosecurity requirements for your Transitional Facility; and[/li]
[li]Compliance and non-compliances.[/li]

Who should attend:
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[li]Those people wishing to act as Transitional Facility Operators or Deputy Transitional Facility Operators.[/li]

Documentation required:
Attendees must bring the following documents with them to the course:
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[li]A form of photo ID (drivers licence, passport or 18+ card).  Attendees must present identification on the day or they will be unable to participate in training,[/li]
[li]Completed pre-learning assessment (pre-requisite for attendance). This document will be provided upon course booking,[/li]
[li]A printed copy of TFGEN – download from here: https://mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/1615[/li]
[li]A printed copy of TFGEN-GD – download from here: https://mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/1616[/li]
[li]A printed copy of your TF manual and site plan.  If you do not have one please bring the TF Manual Template available for download from the following links: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/4537 and https://www.mpi.govt.nz/document-vault/5290[/li]

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[li]Detailed workbook, pen and paper will be supplied.[/li]

Certification awarded:
On successful completion of this course the attendee will be awarded a Transitional Facility Operator Certificate of Training, by SPS Biosecurity Ltd, as required by the Ministry for Primary Industries Standard for General Facilities for Uncleared Goods MPI-STD-TFGEN.  The certification is valid for 24 months.  This course is only a part of the process for approval as a MPI Transitional Facility Operator and attendees should be aware of the complete process as required by MPI outlined on their website.

Course refreshments:
Arrival tea/coffee, morning tea, catered lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided.  Dietary requirements can be accommodated within the catered lunch – please advise within your online booking from the options provided (None; Vegetarian; Gluten-free; Dairy-free).

Cancellation terms:
Cancellations or course transfers made on or after Thursday, 5th April 2018 will be subject to a $100.00+GST cancellation/transfer fee.  Cancellations/transfers within 48 hours of the course date or non-attendance, once registered, without notification will incur full course cost.

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Other courses you may be interested in:
MPI Accredited Person Biosecurity Awareness Course

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12 April, 2018
8:30 am - 4:30 pm NZST
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SPS Biosecurity Ltd
+64 27 536 7540 (Jessica Wallace)
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Dangerous Goods Management Ltd
39 Richard Pearse Drive
Auckland, 2022 New Zealand
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Phone: 0800 256 030 or +64 (0) 9 275 5559 / Email: training@dgm.co.nz
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