Timber Fumigation - Methyl Bromide
The actual fumigation is something that the exporters arrange themselves because they are required to do so by the importing country. Fumigation is also used as a biosecurity tool to prevent pests entering NZ. It is undertaken at the Northport facility by a company that specialises in fumigation called Genera Limited.
- Internal fumigator checks, measurements and record-keeping
- Random air-sample checks by Northport at the boundary of fumigation operations at the port (different to, and contained within, the wider Northport boundary), using the appropriate, calibrated equipment. These are conducted randomly by Northport every 4-6 weeks when fumigation is taking place
- Independent auditing and air sampling commissioned by fumigators and Northport on an irregular basis
- Auditing of fumigators’ systems, records and processes by WorkSafe