Maintain grain quality in storage

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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Maintain hygiene in storage areas

1.1 Test storage conditions and facilities to maintain the standard of hygiene in stored grain

1.2 Identify, report and carry out repairs and maintenance

1.3 Apply treatments to storage facilities to maintain hygiene standards and in line with the grain storage program

1.4 Implement enterprise biosecurity policies

1.5 Record application of all treatments appropriately

2. Monitor grain from arrival to dispatch

2.1 Take samples and refer for testing before storing grain

2.2 Take regular samples to ensure purity standards of the grain

2.3 Check the grain quality at dispatch against the records taken at the point of storage

2.4 Take, prepare and forward test samples for analysis according to prescribed guidelines

2.5 Maintain and store records of grain movements in and out of storage as prescribed in the grain storage program

2.6 Research and recommend new technology, systems or practices that will improve or maintain grain quality in storage

2.7 Implement work health and safety policies for activities around the grain storage facilities

3. Monitor and maintain grain condition in storage

3.1 Conduct regular checks of grain in storage to maintain continued freedom from contaminants and deterioration

3.2 Conduct appropriate periodical checks of grain in long-term storage for quality factors and viability

3.3 Take, prepare and send samples of grain for testing in a laboratory setting appropriate to industry quality assurance and laboratory requirements

3.4 Create, maintain and keep records of grain tests and inspections appropriate to the grain storage program.

3.5 Use the schedule and methods outlined in the grain storage program to monitor condition of storage facilities

3.6 Take appropriate corrective action to maintain grain quality

3.7 Ensure that all activities around the grain storage facilities are undertaken appropriate to the grain storage program

4. Control weeds and pests in storage area

4.1 Monitor grain according to the monitoring points, targets and methods outlined in the grain storage program

4.2 Take samples the grain to test for pest infestation

4.3 Prepare and forward sample for analysis appropriately

4.4 Control pests in storage to the grain storage program

4.5 Fumigate enclosed grain storage area clean the surrounding environment appropriately to the integrated pest management strategy in the grain storage program

4.6 Identify and control sources of any infestations appropriately to the integrated pest management strategy in the grain storage program

4.7 Ensure all pest control activities are undertaken appropriately to the grain storage program

4.8 Create, maintain and store records of treatments to the grain and storage facilities appropriately to the grain storage program

4.9 Create, maintain and store records of all chemical use in the storage facility, and the applicable withholding periods appropriately to the grain storage program