Implement and monitor biosecurity measures in poultry production

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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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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. Apply biosecurity procedures for site entry

1.1 Identify potential biosecurity threats to the enterprise

1.2 Identify potential sources of disease, pest or weed contamination being carried between sites

1.3 Consult with supervisor and management on the requirements for maintaining the enterprise as a biosecure zone as appropriate, in compliance with relevant legislation, Codes of Practice, industry guidelines and enterprise procedures

1.4 Maintain the integrity of enterprise as a biosecure zone

1.5 Maintain personal sanitation and hygiene on entry to enterprise

1.6 Complete sign in procedures

1.7 Ensure contractors and visitors are signed in, checked for risk profile and instructed in biosecurity requirements

1.8 Ensure all equipment, machinery or vehicles prior to entry onto the site are cleaned and disinfected

1.9 Check poultry, feed and feed ingredients to be introduced to the enterprise for health, pest and contamination status and isolate them from other poultry and feedstock where necessary

1.10 Implement enterprise work health and safety policies

1.11 Use and maintain appropriate personal protective equipment

2. Implement biosecurity procedures to minimise spread of disease, pest or weed where relevant within the enterprise

2.1 Implement procedures for entering production areas or facilities or moving from one site to another

2.2 Implement enterprise requirements, order of priority and prescribed routes for specified movements of personnel, vehicles, equipment, feedstuffs and poultry

2.3 Ensure all surface water used for drinking, cooling and washing down is sanitised

2.4 Implement appropriate personal sanitation and equipment cleaning procedures for movement between sites

2.5 Implement a health control program including vaccination

2.6 Keep enterprise areas clear of debris

2.7 Implement biosecure procedures for carcass, effluent, organic waste and inorganic waste removal and disposal

3. Implement biosecurity procedures on detection of disease, pest or weed where relevant

3.1 Identify signs of disease, pest or weed incursion, or unusual signs in the poultry flocks

3.2 Follow enterprise animal welfare policies

3.3 Assess severity and extent of disease or incursion

3.4 Seek immediate advice from supervisors, professionals or appropriate authorities where signs indicate an unusual disease or pest presence

3.5 Immediately report signs of unusual disease or pest to management or appropriate authorities

3.6 Implement instructions from supervisors, enterprise and appropriate authorities for additional biosecurity measures

4. Apply enterprise sanitation and disinfection practices to reduce the risk of disease, pest or weed

4.1 Ensure all used bedding, organic and inorganic waste are removed from facilities or sites and disposed of in line with enterprise environmental policies

4.2 Remove dust from surfaces

4.3 Clean production areas, facilities or sites using pressure cleaning, water or dry cleaning method where appropriate

4.4 Clean feeding and watering equipment using an appropriate method

4.5 Sanitise or disinfect facilities, sites and equipment appropriately

5. Implement pest control

5.1 Identify pests that can introduce or spread high risk pathogens

5.2 Exclude wild birds from the poultry housing and other pests from the facilities by effective physical barriers

5.3 Monitor wild bird and pest numbers

5.4 Carry out procedures to discourage wild birds and to control pests

6. Monitor, record and report

6.1 Monitor effectiveness and progress of control activities and compare with enterprise requirements

6.2 Monitor production areas, facilities or sites as part of work duties to ensure work practices and procedures are applied

6.3 Complete records accurately and timely

6.4 Report issues and concerns with biosecurity to management

6.5 Work with management to review procedures, activities and communicate revisions to other staff