Users who want to access the BMSF on a "do it yourself" basis (DIY) first need to undergo training in the use of the instruments and, importantly, in OHS good practice in the BMSF. OHS training is provided during user induction shortly after user and project registration. The specific requirements of the training is usually discussed with BMSF staff when the project is registered. The cost of training is based on the instrument time used and is charged at the fee-for-service rate (FFS).
Users who reach competency levels required to operate selected BMSF equipment are then able to book time on those instruments to embark on their project. The BMSF staff who trained the user is usually available to provide ongoing coaching in the use of the equipment as needed to reinforce the training.