Contact

Photo of Transport: Training & Competence

Mandy Nevel

Senior Veterinary Manager

AHDB Pork KE

email

Email Mandy

T: work 024 7647 8796

M: cell 07875 306905

Contact

Photo of Transport: Training & Competence

Mandy Nevel

Senior Veterinary Manager

AHDB Pork KE

email

Email Mandy

T: work 024 7647 8796

M: cell 07875 306905

Transport: Training & Competence

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Individual drivers or handlers responsible for transporting farmed vertebrate animals must have had training on the relevant animal welfare rules. 

For journeys over 65km drivers must hold a relevant certificate of competence. 

Training should cover:

  • animal’s fitness for travel
  • means of transport and use of its facilities
  • loading, unloading and handling
  • watering and feeding intervals
  • journey times and rest periods
  • space allowances
  • documentation

Defra has designated the following independent bodies to undertake assessments for competence and to award competence certificates: City & Guilds and Lantra.