National Biosecurity Standard for Livestock, Poultry and Deadstock Transportation
Annex 4a: Example of a cleaning and disinfection protocol for livestock transport units at a wash station
- Scrape-out before bringing the trailer for cleaning and disinfection.
- Clean and cover the outside entrance pad with lime prior to bringing the trailer into the wash bay.
- Remove all chase boards, shovels, rattle paddles and slappers.
- Remove deck planks.
- Remove winter covers.
- Wash the outside of the trailer including wheels, storage compartment and undercarriage with hot water.
- High volume flush the deck planks and inside of the trailer.
Note: Use hot water if the trailer is frozen.
- Apply detergent by foaming to all surfaces outside and for the manufacturer's recommended contact time. If applicable, wash the deck planks with hot water starting with the edges, then the flat surfaces, then flip the planks and repeat the process.
- Wash the inside of trailer with hot water.
- High volume cold rinse the wash station floor (to reduce recontamination of trailer).
- High volume cold rinse the deck planks and inside of the trailer.
- Wash station personnel inspects the trailer for cleanliness.
- High volume cold rinse of the wash station floor and all hoses, wash equipment, etc.
- Put winter boards in the trailer.
- Apply disinfectant by foaming to all surfaces inside and out.
- No further entry is allowed.
- Store trailer in an inclined position.
- Dry trailers.
- Use manufacturer's recommended concentration for detergent and disinfectant.
- The detergent and disinfectant concentrations are checked and calibrated 1x/month.
- Remove all floor mats, boots and prods.
- Wash the exterior including wheels and undercarriage.
- Apply detergent using a foamer to all surfaces, floor mats and boots (soak for 15 minutes).
- Hot water wash the exterior, boots and floor mats.
- Using disinfectant wipes:
- clean and disinfect prods.
- wipe down interior surfaces, as needed.
- Vacuum interior as needed (2-3x/week).
- Apply disinfectant using a foamer to wheels and wheel wells, floor mats and boots.
- Replace all equipment and add clean coveralls.
The driver is responsible for the cleanliness of the power unit
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