The public comment period for the draft AS 4485 ‘Security for Healthcare Facilities’ – Part 1 ‘General’ and Part 2 ‘Procedures Guide’ closes 19 June 2020.

The original Standard was published in 1997 and this draft reflects substantial revision and updating.

This is a very important Standard for anyone responsible or involved in the security of people and property in healthcare facilities i.e., hospital, residential aged-care facility or other facility where healthcare (including related core services) is delivered to patients within Australia.

If this Standard relates to your role, please do not miss out on the opportunity to provide input.

You can view the drafts and any incoming comments after entering your Standards Australia (SA) Connect login –  Part 1: and Part 2: to Part 2, login and select the Download Draft button and then Comment button. Both Parts require separate submissions.

Leon Harris is a member of the SA committee for AS 4485. Should you like to discuss the draft, please contact him, Ph 02 9804 8771 or