Biosecurity Protocol: To prevent the transmission of disease onto and from a farm site.
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SBP 7 Tools and Equipment
Any equipment brought onto the farm must be sanitized prior to being brought onto the farm site. The service contractor would be responsible in this case (see picture to the right) for having sanitized the loading bins and transfer bed before coming on farm. Once they checked in at the farm site office, they would be inspected, inspection would be documented and then entry to farm site would be granted.
Any farm vehicle from another farm like tractors, wagons, truck, etc. must be sanitized prior to being brought onto the farm. If farm equipment never leaves farm site, it is still good practice to keep equipment clean and free of organic matter. A simple hose down of equipment periodically is suggested.
[In the picture presented to the right, the protocol for this particular truck to come on farm and have access is to stop at the farm site sanitation station every time they are on farm.]
NOTE: If contractor’s equipment or vehicles are found on inspection not to be cleaned, they are to be refused entry and instructed to sanitize the equipment or vehicles before they will be allowed entry to the farm site.
As the vehicle enters the wash bay, note the following:
– the driver waits for permission to be given by the farm site sanitation station employees before entry
– the area that it enters is clean and free of organic debris
– the door closes behind the transfer so that the cleaning area becomes a closed unit; free from outside debris and contamination
– the driver spends time pressure washing the tires, undercarriage and mud flaps of the truck
– the truck exits the builiding through a separate door
– the door closes behind the truck immediately