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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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Where to find help – at the end of each section we have indicated where you can get extra guidance if you need it.

Cropping Categories Fresh Produce

Category 0
Those you can eat raw and have a significant risk or history of pathogen contamination.

Category 1
Those you can eat raw and which do not have a protective skin that is removed before eating; they may also have a significant risk or history of pathogen contamination.

Category 2
Those you can eat raw and which either have protective skin or grow clear of the ground, or that have no history of pathogen contamination.

Category 3
Those that the customer always cooks.

An up-to-date list of the crop categories can be found on the Red Tractor website.

Aim:

PERSONNEL

PR.PL.1 Key

Standards

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

How you will be measured

PR.PL.1.a

No person starts work without an induction, supervision and explanation of the tasks they will carry out.

PR.PL.1.b

Induction record to include as a minimum:- Activities role will undertake- Health & Safety information- Reporting lines

PR.PL.1.c

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

Induction record

PR.PL.2

Standards

Records of training must be kept.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.2.a

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

PR.PL.2.b

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

PR.PL.2.c

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

Training Record

PR.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

PR.PL.3.a

Working arrangements allows for observation of workers discharging their responsibilities. The frequency of observation is proportionate to risk.

PR.PL.3.b

Gaps in competence are addressed by recorded refresher training; implemented immediately or within defined timeline.

Training record

PR.PL.3.1

Standards

Where contractors are employed to undertake work on the production of crops, a Contractor’s Commitment Document is in place which confirms that the contractor will comply with the Red Tractor Fresh Produce Scheme requirements.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.3.1.a

Contractor’s Commitment Document is signed by both contractor and producer.

Contractor’s Commitment Document

PR.PL.4

Standards

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

How you will be measured

PR.PL.4.a

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

PR.PL.4.b

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

PR.PL.4.c

The agreement confirms that any workers provided are suitably competent.

PR.PL.4.d

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

PR.PL.4.e

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

PR.PL.4.f

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

PR.PL.5

Standards

Health and Safety Policy in place and effectively communicated to workers.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.5.a

Health & Safety Policy in place.

PR.PL.5.b

Policy is effectively communicated to all relevant workers.

PR.PL.5.c

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

Health and Safety Policy

PR.PL.6

Standards

Any temporary, on site accommodation provided must be habitable and have suitable basic services. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PR.PL.6.a

Accommodation, as provided is sanitary and fit for purpose (e.g. sound roof, windows and doors).

PR.PL.6.b

A clean and functioning refrigerator is available for food storage.

PR.PL.6.c

Potable water is available for drinking and hot water for washing.

PR.PL.6.d

Sanitary washing and toilet facilities are available.

PR.PL.6.e

Heating facilities are present if accommodation is used between 1st October and 31st March.

PR.PL.6.f

Fire safety precautions are in place (e.g. smoke alarm, fire extinguisher).

PR.PL.6.g

Electrical installations are inspected annually (or every 3 years if underground) by a qualified electrician.

PR.PL.6.h

Gas installations must be maintained at least annually by a qualified gas engineer.
  • Electrician’s certificate for electrical installations
  • Record of gas installation maintenance.

PR.PL.7

Standards

A named person has responsibility for Health and Safety.Applies to any farm with workers

How you will be measured

PR.PL.7.a

The Health and Safety Policy identifies a director or senior manager as responsible for Health & Safety.

PR.PL.7.b

The person identified has sufficient visibility of business activities to fulfil this role.

PR.PL.7.c

Identity of the responsible person is communicated to workers.

Health and Safety Policy

PR.PL.8

Standards

Documented Health and Safety meetings take place. (Upgraded)Applies to any farm with five or more employees .

How you will be measured

PR.PL.8.a

Health and Safety meetings are held at least once per year.

PR.PL.8.b

Employees are represented at the meetings.

PR.PL.8.c

Employee representatives are able to communicate views and concerns.

PR.PL.8.d

Records are kept of Health and Safety meetings.

Record of Health and Safety meetings

PR.PL.9

Standards

Appropriate first-aid requirements are defined and implemented. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PR.PL.9.a

First-aid requirements that are ‘adequate and appropriate in the circumstances’ are defined and documented.

PR.PL.9.b

The first-aid requirements identify persons responsible for first-aid arrangements.

PR.PL.9.c

Suitably stocked first-aid kits are available.

PR.PL.9.d

The first-aid requirements identify an appropriate number of trained first-aiders (as a minimum, one person is trained).
  • First-aid requirements
  • Evidence of first-aid training

PR.PL.10

Standards

There is consideration of increased risk for high-risk workers.Applies to any farm with workers.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.10.a

Any increased risk encountered by high-risk workers is considered and documented.

PR.PL.10.b

Specific consideration is given to re-entry intervals for areas recently treated with PPPs – requirements follow any label instructions with specific consideration given for any high-risk workers.

Evidence of risk consideration for high-risk workers

PR.PL.11

Standards

Substances hazardous to health are identified by warning signs.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.11.a

Warning signs in place where substances hazardous to health are stored.

PR.PL.12

Standards

COSHH assessments are completed and associated control measures are implemented. (Revised)

How you will be measured

PR.PL.12.a

Relevant COSHH assessments available for inspection.

PR.PL.12.b

Control measures identified in COSSH assessments are implemented, including any specific requirements defined in safety data sheets of products used.

PR.PL.12.c

Staff using or applying PPPs must be able to access facilities or contact assistance easily in the event of an accident.

COSHH assessment

PR.PL.13

Standards

Health checks are offered to workers applying PPPs when a need is identified within COSHH assessments. (Revised)

  • COSHH assessment
  • Record of health check offered to employee

PR.PL.14

Standards

A procedure regulates re-entry intervals for PPPs applied to crops.Only mandatory where PPPs with re-entry requirements are used.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.14.a

A procedure regulates re-entry intervals for PPPs applied to crops.

PR.PL.14.b

Re-entry procedure is consistent with manufacturers’ instructions where applicable.

PR.PL.14.c

Workers that might be affected by re-entry intervals are aware of the procedure.

Re-entry interval procedure

PR.PL.15

Standards

Appropriate protective equipment is made available to workers using PPPs and usage is effectively controlled.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.15.a

Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is provided, in accordance with PPP label instructions.

PR.PL.15.b

PPE is cleaned and maintained where required.

PR.PL.15.c

PPE is disposed of according to manufacturers' instructions.

PR.PL.15.d

New PPE is stored securely, separate from other materials and equipment.

PR.PL.15.e

Reusable PPE is stored securely in a well-ventilated area separated from other clothing and materials.

PR.PL.15.f

PPE for workers using PPPs is not transported in sprayer cabs.

PR.PL.15.g

Secure, dedicated facilities are available for workers using PPPs for storage of personal clothes.

PR.PL.15.h

Functional Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is provided where required.

PR.PL.15.i

Any disposable filters within RPE appear visibly operational and are within expiry date.

PR.PL.15.j

Steps are taken to ensure filters are replaced whenever appropriate (e.g. RPE maintenance records with recorded filter changes).

RPE maintenance records

PR.PL.16

Standards

Workers taking samples from controlled atmosphere stores are appropriately trained.

How you will be measured

PR.PL.16.a

Procedure in place for taking samples from controlled atmosphere stores where a risk to worker safety is identified.

PR.PL.16.b

Workers are trained against procedure.
  • Procedure for sampling from controlled atmosphere stores
  • Worker Training Record