Pigs (England): Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Pigs (PB7950)

Section 1 - Accommodation


Fire and Other Emergency Precautions

64. There should be plans in place to deal with emergencies at your farm, such as fire, flood or disruption of supplies. The owner should make sure that all the staff are familiar with the appropriate emergency action. You will find more information in the Defra booklets, Emergencies on livestock farms and Farm fires: advice on farm animal welfare (see the Appendix).
65. It is important that you get advice about design when you are building or modifying a building. You need to be able to release and evacuate livestock quickly if there is an emergency. You should consider installing fire alarms that can be heard and responded to at any time of day or night.
66. You can get expert advice on all fire precautions from fire prevention officers at your local fire brigade and from the Fire Prevention Association.
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