Rabbits: Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock (PB0080)

References

  1. Training courses which follow the Code recommendations are arranged for stockmen by the Agricultural Training Board, Agricultural Colleges and local education authorities. Proficiency testing in relevant subjects is carried out in England and Wales by the National Proficiency Tests Council, and in Scotland by the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs.
  2. The Health and Safety Executive recommends that, for human safety, the following gas levels should not be exceeded:

Name of Gas Long term
exposure limit (ppm)
(8 hour day)
Short term
exposure limit (ppm)
(10 minutes)

Ammonia

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Dioxide

Hydrogen Sulphide

25

50

5,000

10

35

400

5,000

10

  1. The Welfare of Livestock (Intensive Units) Regulations 1978 (SI 1978 No 1800) require stock keepers of intensive units to inspect their livestock and the equipment upon which such stock depend at least once daily.
  2. Any installation or extension involving mains electricity should comply with the Regulations for the Electrical Equipment of Buildings issued by the Institute of Electrical Engineers.
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