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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:

POULTRY WELFARE

AB.PW.a

Standards

A poultry welfare policy for the site is documented and communicated

How you will be measured

  • A documented policy outlines the sites objectives with regards to achieving and delivering standards of bird welfare and conforming to the scheme standard and relevant legislation
  • Policy signed off by relevant senior management and Official Veterinary Surgeon (OVC)
  • Policy communicated to relevant persons e.g. through training, posters, work instructions, staff handbook
  • The policy is reviewed annually (demonstrated with a signed and dated review) and kept up-to-date

Policy

AB.PW.a.1

Standards

Animal Welfare Officer(s) (AWO) must be on-site during operational hours and hold overall responsibility for poultry welfare on the site

How you will be measured

  • A documented management structure identifies those fulfilling the role
  • A documented procedure details the responsibilities of the AWO
  • AWO(s):
    • hold appropriate Certificates of Competence for the species and operations they are responsible for
    • have sufficient authority and competence to provide guidance to personnel that manage poultry on-site
    • have sufficient authority to make decisions to safeguard bird welfare

Management structure/ organogram

AB.PW.a.2

Standards

There must be a sufficient number of competent persons working within the lairage and slaughter areas during operational hours to care for and handle birds

How you will be measured

  • During operational hours, competent persons oversee/ undertake unloading, lairaging, ante-mortem inspections and slaughter
  • Competent persons may include deputies to the AWO
  • Arrangements are in place to ensure sufficient people are present during holidays/ sick leave

AB.PW.a.3

Standards

All staff involved in the care, handling and monitoring of birds must be trained and competent

How you will be measured

  • As required by legislation, persons that are responsible for, monitor or undertake the following roles, hold a Certificate of Competence relevant to the species:
    • the unloading of birds (or crates)
    • the handling and care of birds before they are restrained
    • the restraint of birds for stunning or killing
    • the shackling of birds
    • the stunning of birds
    • the assessment of effective stunning
    • the bleeding of live birds and monitoring the absence of signs of life
  • Staff have been trained to procedures relevant to their roles. Training may include Certificate of Competence training delivered in house by an official training provider or by external training providers

Training records

AB.PW.a.4

Standards

The ongoing performance of staff who care for and handle birds must be monitored and training updates or refresher training given as required

How you will be measured

  • Training needs for each role are established
  • Employee training needs are reviewed on a risk assessed frequency and where needed additional training and updates are given

Training record

AB.PW.a.5

Standards

Systems must be in place to ensure appropriate, competent persons are contactable out of operational hours

How you will be measured

  • Person(s) contactable in the event of a problem/ emergency
  • The point of contact is a competent member of staff who can contact an AWO at any time; or is an AWO

Signs/ contact numbers

AB.PW.a.6

Standards

The AWO(s) must have access to or hold a copy of the most up-to-date regulations and recommendations relating to protecting the welfare of animals at the time of killing

How you will be measured

  • Up-to-date copies of industry codes of practice relevant to stunning and killing system held (such as those produced by the British Poultry Council or the Humane Slaughter Association)

AB.PW.a.7

Standards

You must contact Red Tractor and/ or your Certification Body immediately if a serious incident or emergency situation threatens the welfare of the birds e.g. line breakdown

AB.PW.a.8

Standards

Welfare outcome scoring must be carried out on ducks

How you will be measured

Welfare outcome scoring is carried out as per the relevant Appendix

Welfare outcome scoring records per lorry

AB.PW.b

Standards

The lairage must be designed and constructed to meet the thermal requirements of birds

How you will be measured

  • The lairage provides protection in adverse weather and birds are screened from direct sunlight
  • The lairage is ventilated to minimise high humidity and to maintain temperature. The lairage is designed to encourage air flow

AB.PW.b.1

Standards

Ventilation systems must be maintained and alarms regularly tested

How you will be measured

  • Ventilation systems maintained and effective
  • Where ventilation is controlled mechanically, alarms and emergency backup systems are in place to notify failures
  • Alarms are tested every seven days

AB.PW.b.1.1

Standards

In the event of ventilation equipment failure, contingency plans and corrective actions must be implemented

How you will be measured

  • Where necessary, emergency back-up systems are implemented
  • Corrective actions may include repairs

AB.PW.b.2

Standards

Systems of forecasting risks of temperature stress to birds in the lairage environment must be undertaken

How you will be measured

  • Forecasting or horizon scanning for weather extremes, adverse climatic conditions enable preventative action to be undertaken where needed

AB.PW.b.2.1

Standards

Systems must be in place to regularly monitor and record the temperature and humidity of the lairage and birds’ environment

How you will be measured

  • Monitoring applies to both the lairage environment and the birds’ immediate environment within crates
  • Monitoring includes cross-checking the recorded temperatures against a species specific (e.g. chicken, turkey), thermal comfort zone chart at the time the temperature is taken
  • Monitoring is undertaken at a frequency as defined by a documented procedure (but at least daily)

Temperature records. Thermal comfort zone chart

AB.PW.b.2.2

Standards

Where forecasting or monitoring identifies a risk of humidity or temperature stress, preventative or corrective action must be implemented to protect bird welfare

How you will be measured

  • Documented procedures/ contingency plans detail preventative actions (in the case of forecasting) or corrective actions (in the case of monitoring)
  • The documented procedures clearly identify the critical limits/ trigger points at which action needs to be taken to safeguard welfare
  • Actions may include (but are not limited to):
    • reducing or increasing the stocking rate of crates
    • the use of additional fans to increase air flow
    • curtaining the sides of the lairage
    • use of heaters
    • driving of lorries to encourage air flow
  • Where forecasting predicts a risk, the preventative actions undertaken are recorded
  • Where monitoring identifies a risk, the root cause must be determined and corrective actions implemented, recorded and reported to the AWO

Documented procedures

AB.PW.c

Standards

The lairage must be designed to allow ease of movement of crates and modules

AB.PW.c.1

Standards

Birds must not be subjected to avoidable, excessive or sudden noises

How you will be measured

  • Noises may be caused by people, equipment or ventilation systems
  • Sharp/ sudden or hissing noises are eliminated from the lairage environment

AB.PW.c.2

Standards

The lairage must be suitably lit

How you will be measured

  • The lairage lighting is subdued to allow birds to rest, but is capable of being lit in a manner that allows inspection of birds as required

AB.PW.d

Standards

The lairage must be constructed and maintained in a manner that enables effective cleansing and disinfection

How you will be measured

  • Applicable to buildings (washing of lorries and crates are covered under Transport Wash Facilities)
  • Lairage walls and floors are complete with a washable finish

AB.PW.d.1

Standards

The lairage must be cleansed and disinfected regularly to minimise contamination

How you will be measured

  • Applicable to buildings (washing of lorries and crates are covered under Transport Wash Facilities)
  • Dedicated facilities are available in the lairage area to do this
  • The lairage is thoroughly cleansed and disinfected at least weekly
  • No evidence of dried or built up faecal matter

AB.PW.e

Standards

A daily, visual check of the facilities used for live birds must be carried out by a competent member of staff, prior to the start of the day’s kill

How you will be measured

  • A visual check of the lairage, shackling and stunning/ slaughter system
  • Visual check of lairage may be undertaken at clean-down
  • If the visual check identifies an issue, corrective action is implemented
    • where there is a risk to bird welfare the issue is addressed immediately, recorded and reported to an animal welfare officer
    • where necessary production is halted until the problem is resolved or the affected area is not used

AB.PW.f

Standards

Systems must be in place to ensure that birds are held in the lairage for the minimum time possible

How you will be measured

  • Birds are placed in the lairage as soon as possible and are held in the lairage for a maximum of six hours
  • Applies to birds held in transport vehicles on-site or in the lairage building
  • The order in which birds are unloaded/ killed ensures the time is not exceeded
  • In emergency situations (e.g. line breakdown) where the time is likely to be exceeded, the emergency procedures are implemented
  • Turkeys are given a period of acclimatisation (minimum 30 minutes) in order to settle prior to stunning and killing. The acclimatisation period never exceeds the maximum lairage time of six hours
  • Emergency procedures:
    • have considered possible postponement of catching to prevent further birds arriving during a breakdown period
    • has considered provision of feed and water for birds if withdrawal of feed exceeds 12 hours

AB.PW.f.1

Standards

A record of the date and time of bird arrival, time of hanging on or entering of gas systems and killing must be kept

How you will be measured

  • A record for each flock/ batch is held which includes DOAs (dead on arrival)
  • Information recorded on the Animal Transport Certificate or similar
  • The record is visible/ easily accessible to relevant staff

Flock arrival and killing records

AB.PW.f.2

Standards

If DOA numbers exceed 1.5% for chickens, 0.25% for turkeys and 0.5% for ducks in a single load of birds, the root cause established and correction action undertaken

How you will be measured

  • A record of the issue, root cause and corrective action taken is kept

AB.PW.g

Standards

A system must be in place to check the health and welfare of poultry that come onto site

How you will be measured

  • Food chain information and veterinary documentation is assessed for each flock
  • A sample of crates are inspected to check bird condition, behaviour and stocking density on arrival
  • A sample of crates are inspected for bird condition and behaviour regularly during a flock’s time in the lairage
  • Records of checks are kept

Crate inspection records, Food Chain Information

AB.PW.g.1

Standards

Systems must be in place to check birds for signs of injury and fitness before stunning and killing

How you will be measured

  • All birds electrically stunned or killed are visually checked. Samples of birds and crates checked in gas stunning and killing systems

AB.PW.g.2

Standards

Prompt appropriate action is undertaken in the event of health or welfare concerns being identified in the poultry checks

How you will be measured

  • Appropriate action taken to reduce stress, pain and suffering
  • Action may include culling of individual birds, prioritising of a flock for slaughter, adjustment to ventilation systems
  • Actions to be taken are agreed with the AWO
  • Relevant staff understand the actions to be taken in the event of birds arriving unfit or becoming unfit whilst on-site

AB.PW.g.3

Standards

Birds that require emergency killing must be dealt with immediately by a competent person according to the sites documented procedure

How you will be measured

  • The site has documented procedure for:
    • culling of individual birds that need culling e.g. as a result of being trapped
    • culling of modules or whole flocks
  • The procedure outlines the action to be undertaken in relevant circumstances, identifies any equipment to be used and confirms birds are not place on the processing line until after stunning
  • The procedure outlines the action to be undertaken in relevant circumstances and identifies any equipment to be used and its location
  • The methods used are as defined in the appendix

AB.PW.h

Standards

Staff handling birds must be trained and competent

How you will be measured

  • Applies to direct handling of birds and those handling containers of birds
  • Staff have been trained to understand the good welfare practices relevant to their role
  • Staff use handling techniques that reduce stress, including wing flapping at hanging on

AB.PW.i

Standards

Modules and crates are unloaded in a careful manner

How you will be measured

  • Modules and crates are handled with care
    • forklifts move smoothly and do not brake suddenly
    • modules are not tilted, dropped or overturned
    • modules are lowered/ raised gently

AB.PW.i.1

Standards

Modules and crates are positioned or stacked appropriately

How you will be measured

  • Modules and crates are stable
  • Modules are positioned in such a way ventilation is not reduced
  • Only crates of suitable design are stacked on top of one another i.e. the design limits faecal matter dropping onto birds beneath

AB.PW.j

Standards

Systems must be in place to minimise the risk of birds escaping

How you will be measured

  • Do not escape from the lairage, hanging on area or shackles
  • Escaped birds are recaptured immediately, handled appropriately and re-hung (where appropriate) or humanely culled if injured

AB.PW.k

Standards

Birds must be handled appropriately at electrical stunning and killing points

How you will be measured

  • Line speeds enable staff to handle birds correctly
  • The system used is appropriate to the size of the bird e.g. small birds that could fall/ miss the stunning bath are not shackled
  • Shackles used are of the correct type and size for the birds being hung on
    • birds are located properly into the shackle and hung by both legs
    • shackles are wet
    • shackle lines are fitted with breast comforters (rubber or plastic curtain) at the point of hang on through to the stun bath
  • The shackle line to the stun bath is smooth, has no sharp turns or obstructions, the shackles do not jolt
  • The maximum live bird hang on time is:
    • 60 seconds for chicken
    • 120 seconds for turkey, unless the shackle line was in use before 1st January 2013 when the maximum hang on time is 180 seconds
    • From 8th December 2019 the maximum hang on time for turkey is 120 seconds (all shackle lines)
    • 120 seconds for ducks
  • The shackle line to the stun bath is smooth, the shackles do not jolt
  • Birds are not hung for more than 30 seconds prior to stunning
  • The hang on area is equipped with blue or green lighting
  • The feet from the previous bird are removed prior to a new bird being hung on
  • If the slaughter line is stopped for longer than 120 seconds, birds between the point of shackling and the stunning point must be humanely killed immediately using a permitted back-up method (as detailed in the relevant appendix)

AB.PW.k.0

Standards

It is recommended that live bird hang on time is as short as possible and no longer than a maximum of 30 seconds

AB.PW.k.1

Standards

Birds must be stunned and killed in accordance with current legislation

How you will be measured

  • For birds to retain their assurance status, they are stunned and then exsanguinated or bled
  • Stunning is effective in ensuring unconsciousness until death supervenes through exsanguination
  • ‘Stunning’ means any intentionally induced process which causes loss of consciousness and sensibility without pain, including any process resulting in instantaneous death

AB.PW.k.2

Standards

Stunning and killing electrical methods, must be carried out in accordance with legal requirements, best practice guidelines and the sites standard operating procedures

How you will be measured

  • The sites procedures outline the stunning and killing requirements for birds
  • The methods outlined in the appendix are used
  • For each method used, specific parameters outlined in the relevant appendix are adhered to

Standard operating procedures

AB.PW.k.3

Standards

Electrical stunning equipment is designed to ensure an effective stun

How you will be measured

  • Stunning equipment checked prior to each kill and problems preventing effective stun rectified prior to the start of slaughter
  • The voltage and current is clearly visible to those operating or monitoring the process and a warning must be easily seen and heard
  • In the case of electric waterbaths:
    • where birds are stunned in groups, the voltage and current are sufficient to ensure all birds are adequately stunned
    • the electrode that is immersed in the water extends the length of the waterbath
    • the design and set up prevents birds receiving pre-stun shocks, flying over the water bath and results in the birds' head (no other part of the body) entering the water first
    • for ducks, there is a steeply inclined flat ramp bolted onto the entrance of the waterbath and/ or a neck extender

* if a ramp is in operation, it extends over the water so the birds get drawn up the ramp by the shackle and then swing down into the water in one smooth movement. Birds must not receive pre-stun shock from the ramp itself
* If a neck extender is in operation, it does not obscure viewing for the assessment of the immediacy of stunning and the absence of pre-stun shocks. Neck extenders are monitored to ensure all birds' heads are pushed below the neck extender (and not trapped above it)

  • an ammeter is fitted to accurately monitor current flow through the bath when loaded with birds
    • The waterbath is of suitable size and depth for the type of bird
    • the water height is set such that the heads of all birds are fully immersed in the water
    • the water level is of sufficient depth to cover the heads of the birds
    • Where required by legislation, the system records voltages and currents. Records are kept for at least 1 year

Electrical stunning/ killing records

AB.PW.k.4

Standards

Birds must be checked for signs of an effective stun or kill before neck cutting

How you will be measured

  • A competent person visually assesses every bird on exit of the waterbath stunner / stunning equipment
  • Any birds showing signs of an ineffective stun or kill are humanely killed without delay using a permitted back-up method (as detailed in the relevant appendix), before the neck is cut

AB.PW.k.5

Standards

A suitable alternative method of stunning/ killing is available and ready for immediate use should the primary stunning equipment fail

How you will be measured

  • The method is as outlined in the appendix
  • The method is ready for immediate use

AB.PW.k.6

Standards

Where there is a recurring need to use the stun back-up method, the line must be stopped immediately, the root cause established and corrective action undertaken

How you will be measured

  • A record of the issue, root cause and corrective action taken is kept

AB.PW.k.7

Standards

Birds must be exsanguinated and bled without delay

How you will be measured

  • Stun to neck cut/ decapitation times are as short as possible (but long enough to allow an assessment of stun effectiveness), and as a maximum, do not exceed 10 seconds for electrically stunned birds
  • As a minimum the two carotid arteries and jugular veins in both sides of the neck are completely severed
  • Where automatic neck cutters are used, every bird is checked immediately after the point of neck cutting to verify an effective cut

AB.PW.k.7.1

Standards

It is recommended that electrically stunned birds are decapitated and their heads macerated without delay

AB.PW.k.8

Standards

Birds must be left to bleed and no further dressing procedures (including scalding) undertaken until it has been verified that the bird has no signs of life

How you will be measured

  • All birds are left to bleed for a minimum period of 90 seconds
  • Line speed allows for verification that the bird is showing no signs of life prior to dressing

AB.PW.k.9

Standards

Equipment used to shackle, stun and kill must be maintained in good repair and effective working order

How you will be measured

  • All equipment used (including back up equipment) is maintained to be effective and parts replaced as necessary
  • Equipment replaced as necessary if faults cannot be rectified, or recurring issues impacting on welfare occur
  • Maintenance is undertaken in accordance with maintenance clauses in the Food Safety Module, and includes complete records of all maintenance which are kept for a minimum one year
  • Manufacturer instructions are held/ accessible to the responsible person and followed

Maintenance records

AB.PW.k.10

Standards

Electrical stunning and killing equipment must be calibrated or verified to ensure it works effectively

How you will be measured

  • The current and frequency are calibrated in accordance with the manufacturers recommendations
  • A documented procedure identifies frequencies of calibration and critical limits that are required
  • At least annually, equipment is calibrated by an independent party
  • Records of calibration, including any corrective actions are kept

Calibration records

AB.PW.l

Standards

Birds must be handled appropriately at the stunning and killing points

How you will be measured

  • Where gas, stun/ kill methods are used, crates are placed on conveyors etc. with due care

AB.PW.l.1

Standards

Birds must be killed in accordance with current legislation

How you will be measured

  • Each bird is exposed to gas for long enough to ensure it is killed
  • No birds are shackled before they are dead

AB.PW.l.2

Standards

Stunning and killing must be carried out in accordance with legal requirements, best practice guidelines and the sites standard operating procedures

How you will be measured

  • The procedures outline the stunning and killing requirements for birds
  • Only the methods outlined in the appendix are used
  • Carbon dioxide at high concentration (exposure to minimum 40% carbon dioxide) is prohibited as a method of stunning and killing
  • For each method used, specific parameters outlined in the relevant appendix are adhered to

Documented procedures

AB.PW.l.3

Standards

Gas stunning equipment used for poultry is designed to maintain welfare and ensure an effective stun and kill

How you will be measured

  • The equipment is designed to:
    • measure, display and record gas concentrations and the time of exposure
    • maintain gas concentration
    • allow birds to be monitored in the stunner and accessed without delay
    • allow atmospheric air to be promptly flushed through the stunner
  • Systems are in place, visibly and audibly to alert an operator of drops in gas concentration and equipment failure
  • Records are kept for at least one year

Gas concentration and exposure records

AB.PW.l.4

Standards

Birds must be checked for signs of an effective kill, immediately upon leaving the gas system

How you will be measured

  • Any birds showing signs of life are humanely killed without delay using a back-up method before the neck is cut

AB.PW.l.5

Standards

A suitable back-up method of stunning or killing must be readily available at the exit to the gas system and bleed points or in the event of a CAS system breakdown

How you will be measured

  • The method used is as outlined in the appendix or can be live inversion with electrical stunning if this is deemed the most humane and available alternative to slaughter/kill birds
  • The method is ready for immediate use

AB.PW.l.6

Standards

Where there is a recurring need to use the back-up method, the line must be stopped immediately, the root cause established and corrective action undertaken

How you will be measured

  • A record of the issue, root cause and corrective action taken is kept

AB.PW.l.7

Standards

Birds must be exsanguinated or bled without delay

How you will be measured

  • Stun to throat cut times are as short as possible (but long enough to allow an assessment of stun effectiveness), and as a maximum, do not exceed 15seconds for electrically stunned birds
  • As a minimum the two carotid arteries and jugular veins in both sides of the neck are completely severed
  • Where automatic neck cutters are used, every bird is checked immediately after the point of neck cutting to verify an effective cut

AB.PW.l.8

Standards

Birds must be left to bleed and no further dressing procedures (including scalding) undertaken until it has been verified that the bird has no signs of life

How you will be measured

  • Chickens and ducks are left to bleed for a minimum period of 90 seconds. Turkeys are left to bleed for a minimum period of 120 seconds
  • Line speed allows for verification that the bird is showing no signs of life prior to dressing

AB.PW.l.9

Standards

Equipment used to stun and kill birds must be maintained in good repair and effective working order

How you will be measured

  • All equipment used (including back up equipment) is maintained to be effective and parts replaced as necessary
  • Maintenance is undertaken in accordance with maintenance clauses in the Food Safety Module
  • Manufacturer instructions are held/ accessible to relevant staff and followed

AB.PW.l.10

Standards

Gas stunning and killing equipment must be calibrated or verified to ensure it works effectively

How you will be measured

  • Gas levels and timings are verified, sensors are calibrated, in accordance with manufacturer recommendations
  • The sites documented procedure identifies frequencies of verification or calibration and critical limits that are required
  • At least annually, equipment is verified/ calibrated by an independent party
  • Records of verification/ calibration, including any corrective actions are kept

Calibration/ verification records

AB.PW.m

Standards

All crates, modules and transport vehicles must be effectively cleansed and disinfected prior to leaving the site

How you will be measured

  • Applies to crates, modules, vehicle curtain sides and any other equipment birds may come into contact with
  • The wash phase is effective and removes visible debris

AB.PW.m.1

Standards

Suitable disinfectants are used

How you will be measured

  • Disinfectants used are approved by Defra (or equivalent)
  • Disinfectants are diluted in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and where applicable at General Orders Rates
  • Chemical datasheets for disinfectants on-site are easily accessible to relevant staff

AB.PW.m.2

Standards

The washing facilities must be available and useable during all times of the year that the site is operated

How you will be measured

  • Available and useable during the times of year the site is operated (i.e. year-round operating sites are able to offer wash facilities during winter and normal freezing conditions)
  • Facility available for use at all times or at times pre-communicated to users

AB.PW.m.3

Standards

The washing facility must be well-managed and maintained

How you will be measured

  • The location of the facility poses no risk of cross contamination (i.e. by water spray or run off) to poultry or clean lorries; or a welfare challenge to the birds
  • Responsible person contactable during the hours the facility is open
  • Area left clean and tidy after use
  • There are systems in place to investigate issues raised by users

AB.PW.m.4

Standards

Users of the wash facility must be competent

How you will be measured

  • If the facility is on-site, crates are washed by site staff, who have received appropriate training lorries/ curtain sides are washed by drivers or site staff

AB.PW.m.5

Standards

All crates, modules and transport vehicles must be checked for cleanliness, against the sites documented protocols, before leaving the site.

How you will be measured

  • Visual check undertaken in daylight (or artificial equivalent to)
  • Checks made against the sites clean lorry protocols, that includes pictures of acceptable and unacceptable cleanliness as a guide
  • No visible debris remains following cleaning
  • Cleanliness checks must be documented

Cleanliness check records

AB.PW.m.6

Standards

Where the check identifies incomplete cleaning, the issue is rectified

How you will be measured

  • Crate and/ or module/ vehicle are re-cleaned and disinfected
  • Where the issue reoccurs, a root cause analysis is undertaken and where necessary improvements made to the wash facility

AB.PW.m.7

Standards

All crates and modules must be checked for damage, against the sites documented protocols, before leaving the site

How you will be measured

  • Visual check undertaken in daylight (or artificial equivalent to)

AB.PW.m.8

Standards

Where the check identifies damage that could pose a risk of injury to birds, the crate/ module must be removed

AB.PW.m.9

Standards

Wastes from the transport washing facility are stored and disposed of appropriately

How you will be measured

  • Dirty water is stored in a non-permeable tank and disposed of via a waste contractor, or where appropriate disposed of to mains systems

AB.PW.n Key

Standards

Applicable from 5th November 2018A CCTV system must be in operation which is used to review practices and behaviours around key welfare activities

How you will be measured

  • A CCTV system with a complete and clear view of all the following areas where there are live birds:
    • unloading
    • the lairage – handling/ shackling/ restraining – stunning
    • sticking and bleeding
  • CCTV operational and recording at all times when and where there are live birds in the slaughterplant
  • CCTV maintained and in good working order
  • CCTV capable of constant recording so that images can be produced for inspection without stopping the overall operation of the system
  • Documented procedures detail how the footage will be reviewed and used to review practices and behaviours around key welfare activities
  • CCTV footage is kept securely for a minimum of 90 days and is only accessible by nominated staff
  • CCTV system capable of storing, processing and transmitting (for example moving to removable storage devices or showing on a television monitor) images and information of the same quality as the original recording
  • CCTV images are made available on request
  • Employees are informed that CCTV is in use and sign to say that they understand it is in use

Staff understanding that CCTV in use; documented procedures