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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Scotland) Order 2006

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Articles 27(2) and 28

SCHEDULE 1Cleansing and Disinfection of premises

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PART 1General procedures for cleansing and disinfection of premises

1.  This Part applies to all cleansing and disinfection of premises (including cleansing and disinfection of vehicles, equipment and other things liable to spread disease on those premises).

2.  The Scottish Ministers may by notice served on the occupier of any premises direct that any cleansing and disinfection operation shall be carried out by that person and such notice shall specify whether such cleansing and disinfection is to be carried out at the expense of that person or at the expense of the Scottish Ministers.

3.  Every person carrying out cleansing or disinfection of premises under this Order shall do so in accordance with this Schedule and with any directions given by an inspector.

4.  Disinfectants shall be–

(a)approved for use for the purposes of this Order and the Foot-and-Mouth Disease (Slaughter and Vaccination) (Scotland) Regulations 2006 by the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1);

(b)used at the concentration specified in that Order; and

(c)used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions or recommendations (if any) and in particular, if use is recommended before any date, used before that date.

5.  Used litter and faecal matter shall be thoroughly soaked with disinfectant.

6.  After carrying out operations described in paragraph 5, all surfaces which may be contaminated shall be subject to a further application of disinfectant for a minimum contact time as stipulated in the manufacturer’s recommendations.

7.  All surfaces which may be contaminated shall be brushed and scrubbed thoroughly, in particular floors, ramps, walls and the ground, followed by an application of disinfectant.

8.  Equipment or other things obstructing thorough cleansing and disinfection shall be moved or dismantled where this is reasonably practicable.

9.  Water used for cleansing shall be disposed of so as to minimise the risk of spread of the disease virus.

10.  Washing of surfaces with liquids under pressure shall be carried out so as to minimise any risk of contamination.

11.  Equipment, installations or other things which may be contaminated shall be cleansed and disinfected or destroyed.

12.—(1) All cleansing and disinfection operations shall be recorded in writing by the person carrying it out.

(2) The record shall include the date and time of the operation.

(3) The person in charge of a vehicle which is cleansed and disinfected under this Schedule shall ensure, so far as is possible, that the record is kept with the vehicle at all times.

PART 2Cleansing and disinfection of infected premises

13.  This Part applies to the cleansing and disinfection of infected premises.

Preliminary disinfection of infected premises

14.  Cleansing and disinfection shall be carried out during and immediately following slaughter so as to minimise the risk of disease spread and in accordance with the directions of an inspector.

15.  Following slaughter–

(a)every carcase shall be sprayed with disinfectant;

(b)carcases (together with any tissue, blood or contaminated material spilled during or immediately following slaughter) removed from the premises for disposal shall be contained in covered, leak-proof containers; and

(c)all parts of the premises which housed susceptible animals, and any parts of buildings and yards and other surfaces which may have been contaminated during or after slaughter, shall be sprayed with disinfectant.

16.  Disinfectant shall not be removed for at least 24 hours after application.

Final cleansing and disinfection of infected premises

17.  Grease and dirt shall be removed from all surfaces by the application of a degreasing agent and washed with water.

18.  Following degreasing and washing with water, disinfectant shall be reapplied.

19.  At least seven days after the reapplication of disinfectant, the operations in paragraphs 17 and 18 shall be repeated, followed by final washing with water.

PART 3Disinfection of contaminated used litter, manure and slurry

20.  This Part shall apply to the disinfection of contaminated used litter, manure and slurry on premises except to the extent that it is varied by a notice served on the occupier by the Scottish Ministers.

21.  The bedding and the solid phase of manure shall be stacked to heat. Unless otherwise directed by the Scottish Ministers this shall be achieved by adding 100kg granulated quick lime to each 1m3 of material. The stack shall be heated to a temperature of at least 70°C throughout, sprayed with disinfectant and left for at least 42 days. During this period the stack shall either be covered or re-stacked so as to ensure thermic treatment of all layers.

22.—(1) The slurry and the liquid phase of manure shall be stored for at least the period in sub paragraph (2) after the last addition of infective material.

(2) The period for the purposes of sub paragraph (1) is 42 days or such other period as the Scottish Ministers directs by notice served on the occupier having taken into account–

(a)the extent of the contamination;

(b)the weather conditions; and

(c)the pH of the substance after disinfection and its likely effect on the disease virus.

PART 4Special cases

23.  Where the Scottish Ministers are satisfied that, for technical or security reasons, cleansing and disinfection of premises cannot be completed in accordance with the preceding requirements of this Schedule, they shall serve a notice on the occupier notifying the occupier of that opinion and paragraph 24 then applies to those premises.

24.  Cleansing and disinfection of premises served with a notice under paragraph 23 shall be carried out in accordance with the directions of an inspector in such a manner as to minimise the risk of the spread of the disease virus.

(1)

S.I. 1978/32, amended by this Order; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

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