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Contractors obligations

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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

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Aim:

Contractors obligations

SH.CO.a

Standards

Contract and / or shared machinery / equipment e.g. tools, sprayers, harvesters, graders, planters, trailers etc, that has physical contact with the seed or daughter tubers or ware potatoes and that has been used on any other production unit must be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before entry and use on the Safe Haven Assured production unit.

How you will be measured

  • This standard applies where the Safe Haven member uses the services of a contractor or where the Safe Haven member provides contract services to other Safe Haven growers.
  • Contracted and/or shared machinery/equipment records must detail:

• Date of arrival
• Operation/use of equipment
• Contractor name / Producer name sharing equipment, including Safe Haven membership number
• Contractor name / Producer name sharing equipment, including Safe Haven membership number
• Name / identification of the contracted/shared equipment
• Cleaning and disinfection records prior to use on / return to the Safe Haven Assured production unit
• Date of return

  • Contracted and / or shared machinery and equipment records
  • Cleaning / disinfection records

SH.CO.b

Standards

Safe Haven Members must ensure that any contractors undertaking work on the production of seed or ware potato crops on the Safe Haven Assured production unit adhere to the Safe Haven Scheme standards.

How you will be measured

  • Contractors must sign he Contractors Commitment document. See Appendix 3.
  • Signed Contractor Commitment document