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The Animal Gatherings (Wales) Order 2007

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Article 12

SCHEDULERequirements at an animal gathering

Duties on a licensee

1.—(1) The licensee must ensure that any person entering the licensed premises is made aware that the premises are licensed under this Order, whether by means of a system of notices or otherwise.

(2) The licensee must provide the following at exits from the animal area and at any loading and unloading bay —

(a)footbaths containing approved disinfectant; and

(b)facilities for removing from footwear mud, animal excreta and any other contaminants derived from animals prior to use of the footbaths.

(3) The licensee must provide facilities on the licensed premises for changing, cleansing and disinfecting clothes and disposing of disposable clothes.

(4) The licensee must—

(a)ensure that animals are unloaded from, and loaded onto, vehicles only in the animal area; and

(b)ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that animals do not leave the animal area except on a vehicle.

(5) In the case of an animal gathering to which the time limits in articles 9 and 10 apply, the licensee must ensure that —

(a)no animal is brought on to the premises before the start of the animal gathering; and

(b)every animal is removed from the premises by the end of the animal gathering.

Duties on persons attending the animal gathering

2.—(1) No person may enter licensed premises wearing outer clothing or footwear visibly contaminated with mud, animal excreta or any other contaminant derived from animals.

(2) If a person in the animal area is wearing outer clothing or footwear visibly contaminated with mud, animal excreta or any other contaminant derived from animals, on leaving the animal area he or she must immediately cleanse that outer clothing or footwear of gross contamination (unless it is to be disposed of) and either—

(a)disinfect it;

(b)change into clean clothing or footwear;

(c)dispose of it; or

(d)leave the licensed premises.

(3) If a person outside the animal area is wearing outer clothing or footwear visibly contaminated with mud, animal excreta or any other contaminant derived from animals, an inspector may serve on him or her a notice giving him or her the option of immediately-

(a)cleansing his or her outer clothing or footwear;

(b)changing into clean clothing or footwear;

(c)disposing of disposable clothing or footwear; or

(d)leaving the licensed premises.

Footwear in the animal area

3.  Any person leaving the animal area must, using the facilities provided, remove mud, animal excreta and any other contaminant derived from animals from his or her footwear and then disinfect that footwear in the footbath provided containing approved disinfectant.

Vehicles

4.—(1) No person may bring on to or take from the licensed premises any vehicle or equipment carried with that vehicle that is visibly contaminated with animal excreta or any other contaminant derived from animals.

(2) This paragraph does not apply to any vehicle or equipment carried with that vehicle coming on to the licensed premises —

(a)if the excreta or other contaminant is only from animals being carried on the vehicle at the time it is brought on to the licensed premises; or

(b)solely for cleansing and disinfection, if taken directly to the cleansing and disinfection facilities immediately upon arrival.

(3) This paragraph does not apply to any vehicle or equipment carried with that vehicle leaving the licensed premises—

(a)if the excreta or other contaminant is only from animals which have been unloaded from the vehicle on the licensed premises; or

(b)if the excreta or other contaminant is only from animals which were loaded on to the vehicle on the licensed premises.

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