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MECHANICAL HARVESTING

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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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MECHANICAL HARVESTING

KC.MH.a Key

Standards

If mechanical harvesting, the machine operator must be able to provide evidence that he has undertaken training for the machine that he is operating and has knowledge of action to be taken in the event of machine failure

KC.MH.b

Standards

If mechanical harvesting, birds must be cleared in such a way that they are collected as the machine moves forward and they are not allowed to move behind the vehicle

KC.MH.c

Standards

Speed of mechanical harvesting equipment must be set low enough not to cause damage to birds

KC.MH.d

Standards

Any damage to birds during mechanical harvesting must be monitored and issues rectified