COVID-19 » About Biosafety Biological Response Unit (BRU) for COVID-19

Biosafety Pty Ltd is a Occupational Hygiene-based consulting and decontamination company providing high level disinfection and decontamination service and consultation to the Australian and New Zealand Restoration, Animal, Life Science, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage and Healthcare markets.

Biosafety provides specialist biological and chemical decontamination consultation services from routine decontamination to outbreaks and infestations. Biosafety has successfully project managed remediation for many companies including Universities, Research Facilities, Manufacturing and Commercial Clients. Our full remediation service includes Project Management, Scope-of-works development and consultation for decontamination and disinfection projects involving Salmonella, Penicillin contamination, Nematode infestation, Contaminated waste and sewerage remediation, fungal infestation. Health and Aged care, viral and bacterial outbreaks (Ebola, Clostridium etc) and in process contamination. Our services offer restorers the ability to deal with more challenging disinfection projects as we are able to provide specialised consultation and solutions drawing on our International experience and taking away the headache as we seamlessly Project manage the remediation scope to ensure the best outcomes and reduce the chance of future infection or infestation.

Our team include qualified Occupational Hygienists, Public Health Officers, Biologists and Chemists. We are Internationally certified Biorisk Management Professionals by the International Federation Biosafety Association (IFBA), Members of Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists (AIOH), and are sponsors of SCRIA.



·       Corporate Member of Australian New Zealand Laboratory Animal Association (ANZLAA)

·       Corporate Member of Association of Biosafety for Australia and New Zealand (ABSANZ)

·       Corporate Member of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

·       Complies to a Quality Management System (ISO 9001-2016 Structure – Stage 2 Certification due December 2016)

·       HACCP Food Safety Certified

·       Certified to Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)

·       Members of Specialized Cleaning and Restoration Institute of Australia (SCRIA).

·       All Services comply with relevant Australian & International Standards

Brett Cole - Senior Occupational Hygienist and Head of Biological Response Unit:


Brett Cole has been working in contamination control in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Commercial and Food/Beverage Market for over 20 years. His formal qualifications are in Environmental Microbiology & Chemistry and later in Occupational Hygiene and Toxicology. His experience has been in Academic microbiological research, Medical devices for High Level Disinfection, Engineering controls for contamination abatement, materials handling, infectious and contaminated waste and facility microbial testing, decontamination and remediation. He has worked in Australia, New Zealand, North America and Asia Pacific on many contamination projects from Beta-lactam site remediation, Animal Facility Infection, Clean-in-Process decontamination, Mould Infestation, Biological Contaminated Site decontamination.

Brett works with many Food & Beverage companies, Building and HVAC Managers, Government Departments (DHHS, OGTR, DAWR and DPI), Healthcare Services and Universities on Occupational hygiene and contamination projects. He is an active member on the Biosafety Association of Australia and New Zealand and has presented many papers and posters on contamination control in various environments.

Qualifications and certifications:

·       Bachelor of Science – Environmental Science (Monash University)

·       Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science – Biology (Monash University)

·       Master’s Degree in Occupation Hygiene and Toxicology (Edith Cowan University)

·       Certified Biorisk Management Professional (IFBA – International Federation of Biosafety Associations – Cert. No. SOA692854)

·       Certified Biohazardous Waste Management Professional (IFBA – International Federation of Biosafety Associations – Cert. No. SOA692854)

·       Certified Methamphetamine Testing Agent (Jena Dyco International)

·       Certified Water Damage Technician (IICRC - Jena Dyco International) Certification Number – IICRC 50297

·       Certified Microbial Remediation Technician (IICRC - Jena Dyco International) Certification Number – IICRC 50297

·       20 Years of experience in Infection, Hazardous Materials, Waste and Contamination Control (Healthcare, Commercial, Residential and Laboratory)

·       Committee Member of ABSANZ Regulatory Committee (OGTR, DAFF and AS/NZS)

·       Provisional Member of Australia Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH)

·       Member of Australian Standards Committees (CH-029) Safety in Laboratories Standards

·       Board member of International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE)

·       Board member of Science Industry Australia and Australian Laboratory Managers Association (SIA/ALMA)

·       Member of Australian Conference of Infection Prevention and Control (ACPIC)

·       Licensed Provider with the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (License Number: L010544)

·       HACCP Food Safety Compliant

·       Members of Specialized Cleaning and Restoration Institute of Australia (SCRIA)