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Key – Those standards which have greater significance (all other standards are normal)

Recommendation – Those which do not affect certification

New – A completely new standard which the member must now adhere to

Revised – A standard that has changed and requires the member to take some different or additional action to before

Upgraded – The standard has been upgraded to a Key standard or from a Recommendation to a full standard

Appendix – Referenced in ‘How you will be measured’. Indicates that additional information is provided in the Appendices, which are available at the end of each section.

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Aim:

BIOSECURITY AND DISEASE CONTROL

PG.BI.1 Key

Standards

A documented Biosecurity Policy must be in place. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.1.a

Policy is specific to the farm.

PG.BI.1.b

Policy details control measures to minimise the spread of disease on farm and between farms, including risks from:- incoming stock- equipment- vehicles- visitors

PG.BI.1.c

The policy is being implemented.

Biosecurity Policy

PG.BI.2

Standards

Access to pig areas must be controlled as much as reasonably possible and visitor records must be kept. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.2.a

A record is kept of all visitors (including vets and fieldstaff), detailing:- date- name- organisation- purpose of visit- date of last contact with pigs- confirmation of no vomiting, diarrhoea or flu-like symptoms in the last 24 hours

PG.BI.2.b

Any person that poses a significant risk to the health and welfare of the pigs is refused entry.

Visitor record

PG.BI.3

Standards

The biosecure areas on the farm must be defined. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.3.a

Biosecure areas indicated on farm map(s).

PG.BI.3.b

There is an overall site biosecure area and within that there are specific biosecure areas including, but not limited to, each pig area, feed stores.

PG.BI.3.c

There are visible markers at vehicle entry points into biosecure areas.

Farm map(s) indicating biosecure areas

PG.BI.4

Standards

It is recommended that vehicles collecting and delivering livestock do not enter the site biosecure area. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.4.a

It is recommended that livestock collection/delivery is done at the perimeter of the site biosecure area, on sites where breeding stock are present and/or finishers are not collected on an All-In-All-Out basis.

PG.BI.4.1

Standards

Fallen stock collection vehicles must not enter the site biosecure area. (New)

PG.BI.5

Standards

On entry to a biosecure area all staff and visitors must be wearing clean footwear and clean clothing.

How you will be measured

PG.BI.5.a

Staff clothing and/or overalls are not excessively soiled.

PG.BI.5.b

Visitors are provided with farm-dedicated clothing/overalls, or new disposable overalls, and footwear or new robust overshoes.

PG.BI.7

Standards

Hand cleanliness is maintained. (Upgraded)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.7.a

Means to clean and disinfect hands are available.

PG.BI.7.b

Hands are washed or sanitised prior to starting work, after handling deadstock, before and after meals and after visits to the toilet.

PG.BI.9

Standards

General site biosecurity measures are in place.

How you will be measured

PG.BI.9.a

Toilets, offices, stores and break rooms are kept clean and tidy.

PG.BI.9.b

There is no smoking or consumption of food within pig areas.

PG.BI.9.c

Pigmeat products are not brought into the overall site biosecure area.

PG.BI.11

Standards

All units must be a member of the AHDB Significant Diseases Charter or Scottish Pig Health Charter and report in line with the Terms and Conditions. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.BI.11.a

Evidence that the site is signed up to the Charter.

PG.BI.11.b

Vet declaration on QVRs confirms diseases have been reported in line with the T&Cs of the Charter.
  • Site status on PigHub
  • QVRs for previous four quarters