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The Foot-and-Mouth Disease (England) 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 Secretary of State 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 a notice shall state whether such cleansing and disinfection is to be carried out at the expense of that person or at the expense of the Secretary of State.

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

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

5.  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.

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

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

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

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

10.  (1)  Every person carrying out a cleansing and disinfection operation shall ensure that a written record of it is made.

(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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