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

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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.

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

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