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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:

PERSONNEL

PG.PL.1 Key

Standards

Systems must be in place to ensure all personnel are effectively trained and deemed competent to carry out the activities they are required to do. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.PL.1.a

Nobody starts work without an induction, covering at least the following:- an explanation of the tasks they will undertake- Health & Safety information- reporting lines

PG.PL.1.b

All persons looking after the health and welfare of livestock have knowledge and skills in animal husbandry.

PG.PL.1.1

Standards

All persons involved in the care of pigs on the unit have completed all available mandatory modules on the UK Pig Industry Training platform. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.PL.1.1.a

Each person has completed the relevant* available modules within 3 months of their launch.

PG.PL.1.1.b

New persons on the unit undertake all available modules within 3 months of starting.
  • Certificate(s) of completion
  • Training records

PG.PL.2

Standards

Records of training must be kept.

How you will be measured

PG.PL.2.a

A training record is available for all, including:- name- details of training- date of training- who provided the training (in-house or external)

PG.PL.2.b

Where workers are trained to undertake specific tasks, these are listed in their record.

PG.PL.2.c

Records kept for 2 years after person has left the business.

Training record (paper-based or online, e.g. PigPro)

PG.PL.3

Standards

The performance and competence of employees must be regularly reviewed and refresher training implemented as required. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.PL.3.a

Documented annual performance reviews of work undertaken and ability to carry out required roles

PG.PL.3.b

Gaps in competence are addressed by recorded refresher training; implemented immediately or within defined timeline.
  • Annual performance review
  • Training records

PG.PL.4

Standards

Where labour providers are used, they are licensed and a documented agreement is in place. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PG.PL.4.a

All labour providers used hold a valid Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) licence.

PG.PL.4.b

A Service Level Agreement is in place between the business and the labour provider.

PG.PL.4.c

The agreement confirms that any workers provided are suitably competent.

PG.PL.4.d

The agreement confirms any training completed by the labour provider as an alternative to the businesses’ own training systems.

PG.PL.4.e

The agreement confirms that all workers are legally permitted to work within the UK.

PG.PL.4.f

The agreement defines allocation of Health & Safety responsibilities between labour provider and labour user.
  • Evidence of GLAA licence
  • Service Level Agreement

PG.PL.5

Standards

Health and Safety Policy in place and effectively communicated to workers. (New)

How you will be measured

PG.PL.5.a

Health & Safety Policy in place.

PG.PL.5.b

Policy is effectively communicated to all relevant workers.

PG.PL.5.c

Language and learning style is given due consideration to ensure all workers understand information.

Health and Safety Policy