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4.3 Preventing cross-contamination of wash bays

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Pig Welfare, Slaughter and Biosecurity / Abattoir biosecurity

4.3.1 The facilities shall be designed and supported by standard operating procedures (SOP`s) that ensure effective cleansing, disinfection and which prevent cross contamination between dirty water, manure, personnel, personal protective equipment (PPE), equipment and vehicles.

4.3.2 Where more than one wash bay are provided, a system to prevent cross contamination between bays shall be in place.

4.3.3 There shall be a protected drain area towards one end of each bay that is positioned behind the open tailgate of all vehicles that use the facility.

4.3.4 The drains shall ensure the contaminated wash-out water is routed towards a suitable containment tank to facilitate proper disposal, or to the main sewer, where on site facilities and legislation permit. 

4.3.5 The site shall demonstrate appropriate disposal of wash-out water from the containment tank. The site shall also hold a drainage plan to indicate the flow of wash out water.

4.3.6 Facilities shall be provided for the storage of manure/debris to prevent cross contamination before removal from the site.