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BIOSECURITY FOR TRANSPORT

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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 FOR TRANSPORT

KC.BT.a

Standards

Drivers must sign-in immediately on arrival at the farm

How you will be measured

• Signatures in the visitor book must be legible

KC.BT.b

Standards

Immediately after signing in the driver must make themselves aware of the defined biosecure areas on the farm

How you will be measured

  • only after this has been done does the driver enter the biosecure area

KC.BT.c Key

Standards

Dedicated clothing and footwear must be worn by all on entry to each bird area at partial depopulation

How you will be measured

  • disposable clothing or clothing which is washed between farms is worn
  • dedicated boots must be worn and cleansed and disinfected between bird houses using a Defra-approved disinfectant

KC.BT.d Key

Standards

Dedicated clothing and footwear must be worn by all on entry to the biosecure area at full depopulation

How you will be measured

  • disposable clothing or clothing which is washed between farms is worn
  • boots are able to be cleaned and disinfected (i.e. are rubber) and are thoroughly washed, scrubbed and disinfected using a Defra-approved disinfectant between farms

KC.BT.e Key

Standards

Footdips must be used on entry to the biosecure area

How you will be measured

  • Footdips are used on each entry to the biosecure area

KC.BT.f Key

Standards

Hands must be washed or sanitised on entry to the biosecure area

How you will be measured

  • hands are washed/ sanitised on each entry to the biosecure area

KC.BT.g Key

Standards

Only essential vehicles must enter the biosecure area e.g. poultry transport lorry, vehicles containing essential equipment

How you will be measured

  • personal transport is not considered as an essential vehicle and remains parked outside the biosecure area
  • for breaks drivers use the facilities provided by the farm or a clean company vehicle which has been disinfected on entry to the biosecure area

KC.BT.h Key

Standards

Footdips must be used on entry and exit to each poultry house

KC.BT.i Key

Standards

Footwear must be visibly clean before using a new footdip when moving to a new house

KC.BT.j Key

Standards

All vehicles, including wheels, and equipment must be cleansed and disinfected on entering the farm

How you will be measured

  • Effective pressure wash facilities and drains

KC.BT.k

Standards

Vehicles, forklifts, transport crates and modules must arrive on-farm clean and disinfected

How you will be measured

  • Visual inspection made and documented
  • Record held of the cleanliness of transport equipment on arrival

KC.BT.l

Standards

The loading area provided must be used for loading birds

KC.BT.m

Standards

Forklifts and other equipment used by the driver must be cleaned and disinfected prior to leaving the farm

How you will be measured

  • Equipment can be taken to an off-site location to be cleaned and disinfected, but only if it moves directly from the farm to the off-site location.

KC.BT.n

Standards

Smoking, eating and drinking must be carried out only in designated areas

How you will be measured

  • hands are washed or sanitised directly before and after smoking, eating or drinking

KC.BT.o

Standards

Drivers must not keep poultry or any avian species

KC.BT.p

Standards

If there are any concerns about the biosecurity provisions or facilities provided by the farm they must be raised with the farm manager/ company

  • Record of any issues raised with farm manager