Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Act

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FOOD STORAGE AND PREVENTION OF INFESTATION

THE FOOD STORAGE AND PREVENTION OF
INFESTATION ACT

REGULATIONS
(under section 8)

THE FOOD STORAGE AND PREVENTION OF ~NFESTATION
REGULATIONS, 1973

(Made by the Minister on the 17th day of December, 1973) L.N. 474173

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Food Storage and Pre-
vention of Infestation Regulations, 1973.

2. In these Regulations unless the context otherwise requires-
(a) the expressions-

"authorized means authorized by the Chief Food Storage
Officer;

"Chief Food Storage Officer" means the person for the time
being in charge of the operations of the Division;

"disinfestation" means the prevention, mitigation or eradica-
tion of infestation;

"Division" means the Storage and Infestation Division of
the Ministry responsible for the time being for the ad-
ministration of the Act;

"operator" means a person licensed as such in accordance
with regulation 14;

"rodent-proofing" in relation to any premises, space or thing
means the rendering or maintaining of those premises or
that space or thing impervious to rodents;

"substance" means anything used or to be used for the pw-
pose of disinfestation;

( b ) a reference by number to a form is a reference to the form
so numbered in the Fifth Schedule; and

(c) a reference to place includes a reference to vehicle.

3.-31) Stacks of food in containers which are not waterproof shall
rest upon dunnage which consists either of members not less than
four inches in height so arranged that no part of any container in

Fifth
Schedule.

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the bottom layer of the stack touches the floor or ground, or of
material known to be waterproof which has been approved by the
Chief Food Storage Officer as being suitable for this purpose.

(2) Stacks of food in containers shall be clear of-

(a) all walls by at least two feet;
(b) all vertical columns and all buttresses by at least one foot;
(c) all ceilings by at least four feet; and
(d) all horizontal girders by at least two feet.

(3) Except as otherwise provided by these Regulations an in-
spector may require that any food not contained in a container shall
be so heaped upon satisfactory dunnage that it is-

(a) not in contact with any wall, buttress, column or roof support;
(b) not in direct contact with the floor or ground.

(4) This regulation shall not apply with respect to bins, silos
or any other structure designed and used for bulk storage nor with
respect to vehicles designed or adapted for the carrying of articles
m bulk.

(5) In this regulation the expression-
"clear of" when used in any provision in relation to a sur-

face of a stack means that general line or level of such
surface is to be distant from the specified object by the
distance specified in that provision, and that no individual
container is to approach such object to a point distant
from that object less than three-fourths of such specified
distance;

"dunnage" means any material or thing laid on the floor or
ground as a base for a stack or heap of food in order
to protect that food from the transmission of moisture
through the floor or ground or from any dirt or other
contamination;

"satisfactory" in relation to any dunnage means that the
Chief Food Storage Officer is satisfied that that dunnage
fulfils or is capable of fulfilling the particular purpose for
which it is used or required.

4.-(1) Any building used for the manufacture or storage of food,
or in which food is kept for sale, shall be of sound construction and
shall be maintained in sound condition The fabric of walls (other

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than partition walls) and the roof shall be weatherproof, and floors shall
be impermeable; and all interior wall surfaces and floors shall be so
finished as to provide a reasonably smooth surface, shall be main-
tained in good condition, and shall be free from open cracks, crevices.
holes or any other conditions of disrepair, whether similar to the
foregoing or not, such as might induce rodents, insects or mites to
harbour therein.

(2) In any building in which food is kept for sale, stored, or
manufactured, all interior surfaces shall be completely cleaned once
in every year or at such more frequent intervals as may be necessary
and shall be maintained in a clean condition, and may be required
to be white-washed or repainted so often as the Chief Food Storage
Officer thinks necessary.

(3) In any building in which any article to which the Act applies
is kept for sale or stored, all open spaces between the junction of a
wall and the roof shall, where other adequate means of ventilation
exist or can be created, be permanently and completely blocked.

(4) In any such building as is specified in paragraph (2) any
openings for ventilation shall be covered on the outside with quarter
inch mesh wire and shall either-

(a) be fitted with adjustable valves or louvres; or

(b) be fitted on the inside with hinged shutters having retaining
bolts; or

(c) be provided with some other form of fitted draught-proof
covers capable of being firmly attached to the openings from
the inside.

5. The provisions of the First Schedule shall apply to buildings in e;;dule.
which any article to which the Act applies is kept for sale, stored,
or manufactured, and to buildings intended to be used for any such
purpose.

PART IV-Disinfestationseneral Provisions

6. All containers in which food has been packed, stored, or kept,
and which are not destroyed immediately after use, shall forthwith be
properly cleaned and if necessary disinfested. Such destruction, cleaning
and disinfestation shall be camed out in such manner and within such
time as the Chief Food Storage Officer may determine.

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7. Any person who but for this regulation would be required by
section 7 of the Act to give notice of infestation to the Minister shall
be exempt from the requirements imposed by that section if but only
if-

(a) where he proposes himself to carry out or cause to be carried
out any disinfestation involving the use of any substance, he
gives notice to the Chief Food Storage OfEcer of the sub-
stances and methods to be used, and the Chief Food Storage
Officer is satisfied that the methods and substances proposed
to be used are adequate;

(6) where he proposes to employ an operator for the puaposes of
remedying infestation in any premises, vehicle or article to
which the Act applies, he gives notice to the Chief Food
Storage Officer of the name and address of the operator to
be employed.

8.-(1) Where at any time any place in which food is or is likely
to be kept for sale, stored or manufactured, or any vehicle in which
food is carried, or any food, is treated with any of the substances

Second specified in Parts I, 11. 111 and IV of the Second Schedule, the owner
Schedule. or person in charge of the treated place, vehicle or food shall keep

a record of the treatment, and shall produce all such records for
inspection if so required by an inspector.

(2) Where any treatment-

(a) is carried out by the owner or person in charge of the place.
vehicle or food, he shall make and keep a record including
the following particulars-

(i) information identifying the treated place, vehicle or
food;

(ii) the name of the substance used;

(iii) the method and rate of application;

(iv) in the case of a fumigant, the dosage rate, the period
of duration of the fumigation, and the method of
fumigation (that is to say, whether under gas-proof
sheets, or in a gas-tight chamber or as a general
fumigation of a building or part of a building);

(v) the date of the treatment;

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(b) is carried out by an operator who is not the owner or person
in charge as aforesaid in accordance with his licence, the
record provided by that operator pursuant to paragraph 14
of the Third Schedule shall be sacient .

PART V-Use of Toxic Substances

9. Subject to the provisions of regulations 10, 11 and 12-

(a) substances other than those specified in Parts I and I1 of the
Second Schedule shall not be used for direct application to Second

Schedule.
food, or for application to permeable containers holding food,
or for any kind of treatment which could result in the forma-
tion of a deposit of the substance on the surface of any
exposed food or any food in permeable containers; and

(b ) substances other than those specified in Parts I. 11. 111, and
IV of the said Second Schedule shall not be used for any
purpose or in any circumstances in premises where food is
or is likely to be kept for sale, stored or manufactured.

10. No person other than operators or persons employed to and
working under the direct supervision of such operators shall use any
of the substances referred to in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c) and (4 for
any such purpose or in any such manner or place as is therein respec-
tively specified; and any such substance shall be used only in accord-
ance with the licence granted to the operator concerned and subject
to any relevant provisions of these Regulations-

(a) substances specified in Part V of the Second Schedule, for
the treatment of food or for application to the surfaces of
unlined or otherwise unprotected cloth sacks or bags or
other permeable bags or packages containing food;

(b ) substances specified in Part VI of the Second Schedule, for
the treatment of food, or in any place where food is kept
for sale, stored or manufactured;

(c) substances specified in Part VII of the Second Schedule, for
the disinfestation of any premises in which food is kept for
sale, stored or manufactured;

(4 substances specified in Part VIII of the Second Schedule. for
use in any place wherein food is kept for sale, stored or
manufactured, for such purposes and in such manner as to
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Third
Schedule.

Fourth
Schedule.

permeable container comes into contact with any such sub-
stance itself, or with surfaces to which any such substance
has been applied, or with surfaces which for any other
reason are or could be contaminated with any such substance.

11. Every operator-

(a) shall comply with the requirements specified in the Third
Schedule;

(b) shall provide all necessary equipment and facilities for any
of his employees engaged in disinfestation;

(c) shall require such employees to use the equipment and facilities
provided and to comply with all other relevant requirements
specified in that Schedule; and

( d ) shall bring that Schedule to the notice of such employees.

12. Any person whose business consists of the manufacture, storage
or keeping of food and who undertakes in the course of that business
to handle or apply substances as permitted by the foregoing regula-
tions of this Part shall comply with the relevant requirements specified
in the Third Schedule; and any employee of such person who in the
course of his employment is required to handle or apply substances
shall be provided by his employer with any protective equipment
(including protective clothing) and any facilities specified in the said
Schedule appropriate to the substances which he is required to handle
or apply, and shall be required by his employer to use the equipment
and facilities provided.

13. Cqmpliance with the requirements of the Third Schedule means.
for the purposes of regulations 11 and 12, compliance to the satis-
faction of the Chief Food Storage Officer.

14.-(1) Every person responsible for the carrying out of any dis-
infestation involving the use of any substance specified in Parts V,
VI, VII and VIII of the Second Schedule, in any place where food
is kept for sale, stored or manufactured or in any place which is, or
is likely to be, used for keeping for sale, storing or manufacturing food.
shall hold a licence from the Chief Food Storage Officer in accordance
with the Fourth Schedule authorizing him, subject to the provisions of
this Part and to the conditions specified in the licence, to carry out
such work himself or by a servant or agent acting on his behalf.

(2) The following provisions shall have effect in relation to
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(a) the person named in the licence as the operator shall be
responsible for compliance with the Act and these Regula-
tions in accordance with the terms of the licence;

(b) the licence shall specify the types of disinfestation which the
operator therein named is entitled to carry out on his own
or by a servant or agent acting on his behalf and under
his supervision;

(c) any person named in the licence as an operator may carry
out in accordance with the licence the treatments therein
respectively specified;

(d) a person shall not be licensed as an operator unless he satisfies
the Chief Food Storage OEcer that he possesses the qualifica-
tions specified in the Fourth Schedule for carrying out
operations of the type or types stipulated in that licence; or,
in the case of an organization, that it has in its employment
a person or persons who possess the specified qualifications;

(e) the granting of a licence in any particular case shall notwith-
standing the foregoing provisions be in the discretion of the
Chief Food Storage Officer;

(0 any licence granted under this regulation may be withdrawn
by the Chief Food Storage Officer if he is satisfied that-

(i) in any particular case, the operator has failed to com-
ply with the relevant provisions of the Act and these
Regulations or of any conditions imposed by the
licence;

(ii) in the case of an organization licensed as an operator,
it no longer has in its employment a person or persons
who possess the necessary qualifications;

(g) subject to sub-paragraph (f) of this paragraph, a licence
granted under this regulation shall continue in force in-
definitely.

(3) It shall be deemed to be a condition of every such licence
as aforesaid that the holder thereof shall comply with all relevant
provisions of these Regulations.

PART VI-Notices, directions, etc.

15. Except where otherwise specifically provided in this Part, any
notice or direction required by the Act or these Regulations to be
given shall be in writing and shall be signed by the person giving
such notice or direction.

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16.-(1) Service of any such notice or direction may be made by
delivery of a true copy thereof to the person to whom it is addressed,
or by leaving such a copy at his usual or last-known place of abode
or business, or, where addressed to the owner or person in charge
of any premises or place then to some adult person or in such
premises or place, or, if there be no such person on or in such
premises or place who can be so served, then by affixing such copy
to some conspicuous part of the premises or place, or to the article
to which the notice or direction relates :

Provided that any such notice or direction may in any case of
urgency be given orally in the first instance to the person concerned;
but an oral notice or direction shall be of no effect unless the person
giving it duly serves a notice in writing as soon as practicable there-
after; and any time limited by such a notice in writing may therein
be expressed as commencing on the date on which the oral notice
or direction was given.

(2) Any notice or other document required by the Act or these
Regulations to be served on or given to the Minister shall be addressed
to the Chief Food Storage OBicer and shall, subject to the provisions
of paragraph (4), be deemed to be duly served or given if delivered
or sent by post to that Officer at the offices of the Division or if
delivered to an inspector in person:

Provided that such notice may in any case of urgency be sent by
telegraph addressed as aforesaid, but a notice so sent shall be of no
effect unless the person giving it duly serves a notice in writing as
soon as practicable thereafter; and any time limited by such a notice
in writing may be expressed as commencing on the date on which
the notice was given by telegraph.

(3) Any notice, direction or other document required or
authorized by the Act or these Regulations to be served on the owner
or person in charge of any place or article to which the Act applies may
be addressed to the "owner" or "person in charge" of the place or article
in question without further name or description, so, however, that
the place or article shall be clearly identifiable.

(4) The date of the service of any notice, direction or other
document required or authorized to be served by or under the Act
or these Regulations shall be the date of the delivery thereof or,
where the postal service is employed, the date of the relevant post-
mark.

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PART VII-Inspection

17. Every inspector shall retain a copy of every notice and of all
directions given by him under the Act or these Regulations.

18. A certificate of appointment furnished under subsection (4) of
section 4 of the Act shall be in Form No. 1. Form NO. 1.

19.-41) Where an inspector proposes to seize and detain any article
under subsection (1) of section 4 of the Act or pursuant to subsection
(2) of section 5 thereof-

(a) he may detain the article or container in which the article is
placed by attaching a numbered detention tag in Form No. 2 Form NO. 2.
to the article or, where the article consists of more than one
package, to any one such package;

(b) immediately after attaching such detention tag the inspector
shall serve upon the owner or person in charge of the article
or container a notice of detention in Form No. 3; Form NO. 3.

(c) where the article or container so tagged is, on the authority of
the inspector removed for treatment required for the pur-
poses of the Act the inspector shall serve upon the owner
or person in charge a notice of removal in Form No. 4; FomN0.4-

(d) upon the release of any detained article or container the
inspector shall deliver or post to the owner or person in charge
of the article or container a notice of release in Form No. 5. Form No. 5.

(2) Where an inspector gives to any person directions for pre-
vention or mitigation of an infestation pursuant to subsection (1) of
section 4 or subsection (2) of section 5 of the Act, he shall serve
on such a person a notice in Form No. 6 specifying details of the F 0 m ~ o . 6 .
work to be carried out.

(3) Food for human consumption which has been seized and
detained or condemned under the Act shall not be disposed of
except after consultation with the Medical Officer (Health) for the
parish or district in which the food then is; but such food may, in
order that the increase or spread of infestation may be prevented, be
disinfested in accordance with these Regulations.

20, An inspector may, with the written authority of the Chief Food
Storage OBicer, take photographs of any part of any place or vehicle
entered by such inspector under subsection (1) of section 4 of the
Act or pursuant to subsection (2) of section 5 thereof.

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A written authority given by the Chief Food Storage Officer under
paragraph (1) may relate to the taking of photographs on one particular
occasion or generally.

21. An inspector taking a sample of any article for analysis shall,
after obtaining a sufficient quantity of the article, notify the owner
thereof or the person from whom such quantity was obtained of
his intention to submit a sample thereof to an analyst for analysis
or examination, and-

(a) where, in the opinion of the inspector, division of the quantity
obtained would not interfere with analysis or examination.
he-

(i) shall divide the quantity into three parts;
(ii) shall identify the three parts as the owner's part, the

sample, and the duplicate sam~le;

(iii) shall so seal each part that it cannot be opened without
breaking the seal; and

(iv) shall deliver the part identified as the owner's part
to the owner or the person from whom the sample
was obtained, and shall forward the sample to an
analyst for analysis or examination, and shall retain
the duplicate sample;

(6) where, in the opinion of the inspector, division of the quantity
obtained would interfere with analysis or examination, he-

(i) shall identify the entire quantity as the sample;

(ii) shall so seal the sample that it cannot be opened with-
out breaking the seal; and

(iii) shall forward the sample to an analyst for analysis or
examination;

(c) where at the time when the sample is obtained the owner
or person from whom it is obtained objects to the procedure
followed by an inspector under either of the foregoing sub-
paragraphs, then, if the owner or person from whom the
sample was obtained supplies a sufficient quantity of the
article, the inspector shall follow the procedures specified in
both those sub-paragraphs.

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-ST SCHEDULE (Regulation 5)

DBFIN~ONS
In this Schedule

the expression "rodent-proofing" in relation to any building includes-
(a) the proper closing or protection with rodent-proofing materials

of all openings in the roof, the exterior walls and elsewhere
throughout the building;

( b ) the installation of all such material in such a manner as to
exclude rodents;

the expression "openings" means any openings in the foundations, outer
walls. ground floor, basement or roof, and includes chimneys, eaves,
grills, windows, vents, vent-pipes, ventilators, grating in footpaths.
elevators, and space around any pipe, wire or other installation
connected with a building and which rodents might enter.

1.-(1) All plans, sections. elevations, and specifications for construction,
repair, remodellin or any other structpral alterations to building to which
this Schedule app&es. shall. be in acmr.daye with the building regulations of
the local authonty In whch such buldmgs are situated or such proposed
buildings are to be constructed.

(2) For the purposes of this Schedule the local authority in respect of
the parishes of Kin ston and St. Andrew shall be the Council of the Klngston
and St. Andrew Lrporation as constituted under the Kingston and St.
Andrew Corporation. Act, and in resptd of any other parish. the Parish
Councd of that pansh as conshtuted under the Parish Councils Act.

Materials
2 . 4 1 ) Where any of the materials hereinafter referred to is specified in

relation to any building, .that material shall be at least as heavy as the gauge
respectively specified hereinafter, that is to say-

(a) perforated sheet metal 18 gauge (Standard wire gauge)
(b) wire gauze 19 w w e ( ,, .. .. 1
(c) expanded metal 18 gauge ( ,, ,, .. 1
(6) sheet metal 24 &we ( .. .. ,. 1

(2) Perforated or e x e d e d metal, or wire gauze, used for rodent-proof-
ing shall be such, or shall be so used, that the openings in the mesh are not
greater than one-quarter inch, however measured.

Founaktioru
3.-(a) Where foundation walls do not extend more than 2 feet 4 inches

below the ground level, a concrete curtain wall shall be provided (unless
the foundation a n seated directly on hard rock) which shall extend 2 feet
4 inches below ground level and shall have an exterior lip projecting at
least 12 inches and at least 4 inches thick.

(b) Buildings erected on piers shall either have a clearance of at least
24 inches at every point between the underside of the lowest floor and the
surface of the ground, or shall have the space under the lowest floor enclosed
by a continuous screa of wire gauze or perforated or expanded metal of
the gauge and dimensions required by sub-paragraph (cxviii) of paragraph
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Loading Platforms
4.-(1) Where loading platforms are apart from a building, their supports

shall not be boxed in and there shall be a clearance of at least 24 inches
betwezn the underside of the platform and the surface of the ground, or the
space length beneath the platform shall be enclosed as required by sub-
paragraph (b ) of paragraph 3.

(2) Loading platforms which are part of a building shall as the circum-
stances may require comply with the requirements of sub-paragraph (a) or
(b ) of paragraph 3.

Enclosed Spaces between Upper Ceilings and Roofs
5. Enclosed spaces between upper ceilings and roofs shall be rodent-proofed

and shall also be easily accessible for inspection by way of a trap-door or
similar means. If the walls are not built up between ceiling joists and rafters,
the ceiling boards (or attic floor boards) shall be protected by continuous
sheet metal flashing, extending at least 6 inches inwards from the edge of
the floor or ceiling, downwards from the edge between the joists or rafters,
and turned in 2 inches into the wall.

Eaves
6.-(1) Unless external walls are built up by concreting to the level of

the underside of the roof, the junction between the roofs and walls shall
be rodent-proofed by the use of continuous metal flashing, so, however, that
such metal flashing shall be turned in at least 2 inches under the roof plate
and shall extend at least 6 inches along the underside of the roof.

(2) Where there are enclosed eave spa= all gnawing edges at the eaves
shall be flashed with continuous metal sheeting, and such spaces shall be
completely rodent-proofed.

(3) Any opening for ventilation in the eaves shall be continuously
protected by hardware cloth or expanded metal so that no openings are
greater than one-quarter inch.

Parapet Walls
7. Parapet walls shall be rodent-proofed by the use of metal flashing which

shall enter the parapet wall at a distance of at least 6 inches above the roof
cap, extend at least 2 inches into the parapet wall and shall extend at least
6 inches along the roof away from the param wall.

Underground Tunnels, Multiple Basements
8. Where the basement in a building is connected with any underground

tunnels or multiple basements, all necessary openings shall be completely
rodent-proofed.

Foundation Vents
9. Foundation vents shall be covered for their entire length and width

with metal grills metal gratings, or perforated sheet metal and openings shall
not be greater than one-quarter inch, however measured.

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Floor Drain Plates

10. Floor drains and al l other drains shall be fitted with grind plates
installed so that no openings are greater than one-quarter inch.

Exterior doors
11. All exterior doors shall fit to within onequarter inch at the top, bottom,

and sides and, where constructed of wood, shall be fitted with metal kick-
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protected. All rolling, sliding or curtain doors shall have continuous double
guides at the sides and bottoms and all exterior doors other than the main
loading or unloading doors of warehouses shall be fitted with automatic
closing devices. .

Meter Boxes
12. Meter boxes shall be constructed in such manner that rodents cannot

enter a building by following the outside of the service lines.

Windows
13. All windows capable of being opened shall be covered with metal

framed hardware cloth screens or tight-fitting metal screens if-
the window sill is less than 3 feet above ground level or the level of
any adjacent structure;
there are or are likely to be trees or shrubbery nearby;
there is any roof or ledge of any building within 8 feet of the
window si& measured in a horizontal direction;
there are service wires nearby;
there are any other possible ways by which rodents could reach the
window;

except that in cases covered by sub-paragraphs (d) and (e) rodent guards
adequate to prevent the passage of rodents along these routes may be
provided as an alternative.

Rodent Guards
14. Where rodent guards are used .for preventing the passage of rodents

along cables. wires or the outsldes of p ~ p -
such guards shall not be used on high voltage wires or cables;
all other electrical wires shall be adequately insulated from such
guards; and
such guards shall conform to the following spe&cations, that is to
say-

(i) cone, half-cone, barrel and collar guards shall be of metal
steel of 24 gauge or heavier, and flat guards shall be of sheet
metal at least as heavy as 26 gauge;

(ii) half-cone guards may be used on vertical p i p or wires
running along wall surfaces but shall be at least 12 inches
from base to apex, and at the base shall stand out at least
9 inches from the pipe or wire. The apex shall fit to within
one-quarter inch of the pipe or wire, and the sides, where
attached to the wall, shall fit tightly against the surface of
the wall;

(iii) cone guards ma be used on a horizontal pipe or wire at the
point at which & pipe or wire m ~ t s @e yaU but shall stand
out at least 18 inches from the ppe or wlre, and shall fit at
the apex to within one-quarter inch of the pipe or wire;

(iv) cylindrical (otherwise known as "barrel") guards may be used
on pes or wires running vertically along a wall surface but
s h a f b e at least 18 inches long, and shall stand out at least
9 inches from the pipe or wire, and shall be closed at the
top to within onequarter inch of the pipe or wire;

(v) flat guards may be fitted to pipes smaller than 1 inch in
diameter or Hrlres nmmng vertically on a wall surface but
shall be at least 18 inches high and shall fit to within one-
quarter inch of the pipe or wire, and shall extend at least 18
inches on either side of the pipe or wire, which extensions
shall fit tightly against the wall and be fastened to it by nails.
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(vi) flat guards may be fitted to a piw smaller than 1 inch in
diameter or wire running horizontally on a wall surface but
shall extend at least 24 inches along the pipe or wire, and
shall fit to within one-quarter inch of the pipe or wire, and
shall extend at least 18 inches on either side of the pipe or
wire, which extensions shall fit tightly against the wall and be
fastened to it by nails, bolts or screws along vertical edges
only;

(vii) where collar guards are used for rodent-proofing holes in floors
or walls through which pipes, cables or wires pass, such guards
shall extend outwards at least 18 inches from the pipes, cables
or wires, and shall fit at the neck to within one-quarter inch
of the pipes, cables or wires, and shall be securely fastened
tightly against the floor or wall; and

(viii) where perforated screens are used to exclude rodents, such
screens shall be constructed of expanded or perforated metal
or of wire gauze of the required gauge respectively, and shall
be such, or shall be so used, that perforations or openings
in the screen do not exceed one-quarter inch, however mea-
sured.

Exhaust fan openings
15. All exhaust fans openings that can be reached by rodents shall be

protected by the use of wire gauze screenlug having openings not greater
than one-quarter inch, however measured or by movable louvres that close
automatically when the fan ceases operation.

Fire escapes
16. Fire escapes of the swinging type shall terminate at least 3 feet above

the surface of the ground.

Mail Slors
17. Where any mail slot is wider than onequarter inch, a hinged spring

cover shall be installed.

Water and sewer vent stacks
18. Water and sewer vent stacks shall extend at least 3 feet vertically above

the nearest building projection or shall be capped with wire gauze having a
mesh not wider than one-quarter inch, however measured.

Skylights, trapdoors and ventilators
19. Skylights and trapdoors shall fit snugly into a rabbeted or rebated

frame, which shall be constructed of metal or be metal-covered. Adjustable
skylights which can be opened for ventilation and ventilators shall be screened
with perforated or expanded metal or wire gauze having a mesh not greater
than one-quarter inch. however measured.

Uriliry Ducting
20. All openings into utility ducts shall be completely rodent-proofed.

Cellular pillars and column^
21. Openings into cellular pillar and columns shall be completely rodent-

proofed.

Insulated, boxed and structural beam
22. Insulated, boxed and structural beams shall have a sheathing material

of an aooroved rodent-oroof character. installed m a contmuous and unbroken
~ . -

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Ventilation systems
23. Particular care shall be exercised to rodent-proof completely all open-

ings into necessary enclosed spaces in ventilation systems.

Refrigerators and Refrigerated r o o m
24. Refrigerators and built-in refrigerator units shall be devoid of un-

necessary enclosed and partially enclosed spaces accessible to rodents. This
requirement ma be satisfied in relation to b ilt in refrigerator units by
placing them t id t ly against the walls, and i n s t a h - t h e m in a solid concrete
base, or by completely encasing them with metal walls and installing them in
a solid concrete base, or by completely encasing them with metal flashing
strips; and where the tops of such units do not extend to the ceiling, such
tops shall be rodent-proofed.

Shelves and other fixtures
25.--(I) Shelves and fixtures shall consist of rodent-proofed material or be

devoid of boxed-in spaces, and fixtures,. if of metal and of the enclosed type,
shall be fitted tightly against the adjoining walls and floors.

(2) Funters and dlsplay fixtures shall be devoid of enclosed spaces
either by bemg elevated twelve inches above the floor, or by bang installed
in rodent-proof sanitary bases.

Partition walls
26. Whenever possible, partition walls shall be solid and where any double-

cased wooden partition wall is used, the bottom of the wall shall be
protected by a continuous sheet metal flashing extending across the bottom
and for at least 6 inches up either side and the top of the wall, and all
exposed corners and edges shall be sunilarly protected.

Opening for service pipes, etc.
27.-31) Any openings made in external walls, double walls, floors or ceilings

for the passage of pipes, wires or other service lines shall be closed by-
(a) the installation of approved metal collars securely fastened to the

adjoining structure; or
(b) building in the pipes, wires or other service lines with cement mortar.

(2) Where metal hot water pips, or other pip% subject to marked
expansion and contraction are built In as under sub-paragraph (lxb), they
shall be enclosed, where they pass through the wall, floor or ceiling, in metal
sleeves allowing a clearance not exceeding one-quarter inch.

Thresholds
28. Concrete thresholds of all exterior doors shall be hardened with a

granolithic or similar finish to reduce wear.

External service wires or pipes
29. Underground piping shall be used wherever possible to bring all service

lines into buildings and wires or pipes attached to the outsides of buildings
must be fitted with satisfactory rodent guards.

Wharves
30. Wharves shall be rodent-roofed and conform to the general require-

ments of this Schedule and all possible rodent runways under a wharf
(including pien or columns standing on ground or in water) shall where
practicable be rodent-proofed.

Rodent-proofing under buildings erected on piers
31. Each pipe, cable, wire, conduit, or other pipe or wire utility service

passing through a wooden ground floor shall be protected by the installation of a

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collar of unbroken sheet metal of the dimensions required by sub-paragraph
(cxviii) of paragraph 14 which shall be securely fastened to the floor. All
other openings in wooden ground floors through which rodents could enter
double walls or the interior of the building (such as openings in floors and
double walls above floor sills) shall be closed with unbroken sheet metal
or with concrete or masonry.

Penthouses
32. Penthouses and all other openings in a roof shall be rodent-proofed

in accordance with the foregoing provisions of this Schedule.

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SECOND SCHEDULE (Regulations 9 and 19)

Methyl bromide
Ethylene dibromide
Ethylene dichloride
Ethylene oxide
Carbon tetrachloride
Chloropicrin
Hydrogen cyanide
Phosphine
Sulphur dioxide
Carbon bisulphide
Mixtures containing any of the substances specified in this Part

Lindane
P y r e t h ~ s and synergised pyrethrins
Malathion

PART 111
Chlordane
Diazinon
Dicapthon
Silica-based sorptive dusts
Bromophos
Bichlorvos
Fenchlorophos
Fenitrothion
Gardona
Iodofenphos

Blood anti-coagulants
Red Squill
Barium carbonate
Arsenicals
Zinc phosphide
Phosphorus
Sodium Fluoroacetate ("l.080")
Strvchnin~
- - - - - - -
Alpha naph&yl thiourea ("Antu")
Mixtures containing any of the substances specified in this Part

PART V
Substances Permitted Use

Lindane : (a) The treatment of raw whole grains
or pulses, at application rates
leaving a total active residue not
exceeding [2.5] parts per million by
weight; or

{b) as a space treatment (where all
food present during the treatment
is covered or enclosed) applied by
means of a proprietary brand of
thermal smoke-generator in strict
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Malathion : The treatment of raw whole grains, pulses or oilseeds,
at application rates leaving a total active residue not
exceeding 10 parts per million by weight.

Methyl bromide
Ethylene dibromide
Carbon bisulphide
Hydrogen cyanide
Phosphine
Mixtures containing any of the substances specified in this Part

Arsenic or Arsenicals
Zinc phosphide
Phosphorus
Sodium Fluoroacetate ("1080")
Strvchnine -, ----
T h ~ l i u m Sulphate
Alpha naphthyl thiourea ("Antu")
Mixtures containing any of the substances specified in this Part

Chlordane
D'azinon
Dicapthon
Bromophos
Dichlorvos
Fenchlorophos
Fenitrothion
Gardona
Iodofenphos

Chlordane
Lindane

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THIRD SCHEDULE (Regulations 11. 12 and 13)

P R ~ T E ~ ~ O N OF WORKERS AND OTHER PERSONS
I. GENERAL

Definitions

1. In this Schedule unless the context otherwise requires. the following
expressions relating to articles of protective clothing have the meanings
hereby respectively assigned to them-

"approved" means approved in writing by the Chief Food Storage Officer;
"clothing" includes gloves and headgear;
"dust-mask" means a filtering apparatus of a type that-

(a) is so designed as to eliminate so far as practicable the risk
of pollution, by liquid or solid particles containing a specified
substance, of the air breathed by the person wearing it; and

(b) has k n approved for that purpose;
"eye-shield" means a shield so designed as to protect the eyes from

being splashed by a specified substance;
"face-shield" means a shield covering the whole of the forehead and

face, so designed as to protect the forehead and face from being
splashed by a specified substance;

"gloves" means gloves or gauntlets completely covering the hands and
wrists;

"light organic vapour mask" means a filtering apparatus of a type
that-

(a) is so designed as to eliminate so far as practicable the risk
of pollution by liquid or solid particles containing a specified
substance or by the vapour of specified organic insecticides (other
than fumigants) of the air breathed by the person wearing it;
and

(b) has k n approved for that purpose;
"overall" means an overall having fastenings at the neck and wrists

and covering all clothing other than headgear, boots and gloves;
"repirator" means a filtering apparatus of a type that-

(a) is so designed as to eliminate so far as practicable the risk
of pollution by gas or liquid or solid particles containing a
specified substance, of the air breathed by the person wearing
it; and

(b) has hen approved for that purpose;
"rubber" includes synthetic rubber, oilskin and other substances or

materials impermeable in the circumstances in which they are used
to liquids and gases;

"specified substances" means any substance specified in the second
Schedule or any mixture which contains any of the substances
specified in Parts I. 111 and IV of that Schedule.

Use of Protective Clothing
2. All workers engaged in the o rations specified in column I of sub-

s Schedule (hereinafter called specified p n g . p h (3) of p a r a p p b 3 of. %C
operahons) shall be provided w t h the protective clothing so respectively
specs& in column I1 (in this Schedule referred to as appropriate clothing),

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and shall wear the appropriate clothing during the specified operation and
all other persons present in the arta in which the operation is being camed
out shall be similarly protected. Persons not similarly protected shall be
forbidden to enter that area.

Provisions and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
3.-41) An employer of a worker who carries out specified operations

shall-
(a) provide the worker with the appropriate clothing and, where such

clothing includes a respirator or dust-mask, shall provide an adequate
supply of filters for the replacement of those used;

(b ) maintain or cause to be maintained all appropriate clothing in a
senriceable condition; and

(c) provide accommodation for the keeping of-
(i) appropriate clothing; and
(i) the worker's personal clothing not worn during working hours.

(2) The accommodation provided under sub-paragraph (1Xc) shall be
such as to ensure ventilation and that the worker's personal clothing does
not become contaminated by a specified substance whether from appropriate
clothing or otherwise.

(3) During the specified operations, there shall be used the appropriate
clothing, in accordance with the directions so respectively specified-

Column I Column II

Specified operations Appropriate Clothing

(a) spraying, other than aerosol spray-
ing using any substance specified
in Parts II and VIII of the Second
Schedule-

(i) in a large room or part of
a building or in the open-

(ii) in a confined space-

(i) an eye-shield or face shield;
an overall; gloves; and rub-
ber or other washable boots.
shoes or overshoes;

(u) as (i) of this column and.
m adhhon, a light organic
vapour mask or a respirator
fitted with an appropriate
canister.
Directions. The appropriate
clothing shall be worn
throughout all parts of the
operation during which the
operator may be exposed in
any way to contact with
particles of the spray;

(6) aerosol spraying (fogging or mist- (6) either a full-face light organic
ing) using any substance specified vapour mask or full-face respira-
in Parts I1 and VIII of the Second tor fitted with an appropriate
Schedule-- canister, or a light organic vapour

mask covering nose and mouth
(or respirator with simiiar face
piece) together with close-fitting
goggles, an overall, gloves and
headgear.
Directions. The appropriate cloth-
ing shall be worn throughout all
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the settling or ventilation pe'riod)
during which the operator could
inhale or otherwise come into con-
tact with the fog or mist;

(c) application of any insecticidal dust (c) a dust-mask, an overall.
b means of a mechanical dust- Directions. The appropriate cloth-
brower- ing shall be worn whenever the

dust is applied in such a way or
under such conditions that the
operator could inhale or other-
wise come into contact with the
dust-cloud produced by the dust-
blower;

(d) use of smoke generator* (4 an approved light organic vapour
mask or respirator.
Directions. The appropriate cloth-
ing shall be carried and used
where nscessary during the pro-
cess of igniting the generators
and at any other time during
which the operator could inhale
anything produced by the gener-
ator;

(e) handling insecticide concentrates- (e) rubber gloves, an overall, rubber
or washable boots, shoes or over-
shoes, scoops for water dispers-
ible powders.
Directions. The appropriate cloth-
ing shall be worn at all times
during the opening of containers
or while transfemng the contents
of one container to another, or
during any other operation in-
volving any chance of the con-
centrate being spilled or coming
into contact with the hands or
clothing of the operator;

(f) fumigation using any substance
specified in Part I of the Second
Schedule if used in such a way
or under such conditions that
there is danger of the operator
being .exposed to harmful con-
centrabons of the gas-

(i) persons' engaged in the libera-
tion of gas from containers
or in the introduction of the
gas by any other method
(such as the handling and
setting out of solid tablets
which generate gas or the
spreading or pumping of
granular formulations which
generate gas)-

(i) a respirator fitted with an
appropriate canister, an over-
all.

Directions. Respirators shall
be worn at all times unless
the person in charge of the
operation is satisfied that
there is no risk of inhalation
of dangerous concentrations
of the gas;

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(ii) persons engaged in the un- (ii) a respirator fitted with an
sealing or opening of fumi- appropriate canister.
gated chambers or rooms or Directions. Respirators shall
in the removal of gas-proof be worn at all times unless
sheeting from fumigated the penon in charge of the
stacks- operation is satisfied that

there is no risk of inhalation
of dangerous concentrations
of the gas.

Provision of Washing Facilities
4 .41 ) The employer of a worker who carries out specified operations-

(a) shall, at a place which is conveniently accessible but is outside the
area in which the worker might be in danger of poisoning by any
specified substance used by him, provide adequate and suitable wash-
ing facilities including soap and clean towels and either a supply
of piped water or clean water in containers (clearly marked "Personal
washing only") for the personal u= of the worker;

(b) shall require each of his workers to make appropriate use of the
washing facilities provided and in particular to wash the whole body
at the end of each working day in which the worker has been
engaged in work which involves the handling or application of
specified substances and for which the worker is reauired bv this
Schedule to wear overalls;
shall provide a supply of wholesome drinking water, clean drinking
vessels and suitable facilities for keeping any food or drink intended
for the workers' consumption free from risk of contamination by a
specified substance;
shall (except where a supply of piped water is available) provide
clean water in a container for the washing or cleaning of the
protective clothing (other than overalls, hoods, respirators, or dust-
masks) which the worker has worn;
shall at the end of each day's operations cause to be washed with
water (or where appropriats with water and a suitable detergent)
all protective clothing (other than overalls, hoods, respirators, or dust-
masks) which the worker has worn during the day's operations in
connection with the use of a specified substance and shall as
respects-

(i) rubber gloves, cause the insides as well as the outsides to be
so washed;

(ii) respirators and dust-masks, cause them to be both cleaned and
ventilated;

so far as it is practicable so to do, shall keep the exterior of all
spraying apparatus, tanks and containers which contain or have con-
tained a specified substance, free from contamination by any such
substance;
shall keep securely closed or covered the openings of all tanks or
containers in which a ,specified substance is stored when not in
use; and
shall cause every overall which has been worn in connection with
the use of a substance specified in Part IX of the Second Schedule
to be dry-cleaned at least once in every six days in which it has
been so worn and also whenever by reason of the presence of stains
of such substance thereon there are reasonable grounds for appre-
hending that a worker may be in danger of poisoning.

(2) For the purpose of sub-paragraph (1) (a), in considering whether
a place is conveniently accessibls account may be taken of any transport
provided for workers at appromiate times; and in considering whether washing
facilities are adequate and suitable at any time and place regard shall be
had to the number of workers for whom such facilities are required at that
time and place.

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Miscellaneous prohibitions and obligations relating to workers
5.--(I) A worker who carries out specified operations shall not-

(a) whether for the purpose of removing any obstruction or otherwise,
at any time blow, suck or apply his mouth to any jet, sprinkler,
nozzle or other spraying apparatus which contains or has contained
a specified substance;

(b) make use for the washing of protective clothing, of any container
marked "Personal washing only";

(c) use otherwise than for drinking any drinking vessel provided by his
employer;

( 4 eat, drink, o r smoke unless he has removed all appropriate clothing
(other than any overall or rubber boots), has washed his hands and
face, and is outside an area in which he might be poisoned by any
specified substance that has been, is being or is about to be used, or
by any appropriate clothing that has been worn in connection with
the use of a specified substance.

(2) A worker who carries out specified operations shall-
(a) deposit his personal clothing not worn during working hours in the

accommodation provided for that purpose by his employer in accord-
ance with sub-paragraph 3(1XcXii); and

(b) at the end of each day's operations forthwith-
(i) remove all appropriate clothing worn by him and deposit it

in the accommodation provided under sub-paragraph 3(l)(cXi);
and

(ii) wash his hands, face and neck.

Apparatus
6 . 4 1 ) An employer shall maintain or cause to be maintained in good

and senriceable condition all apparatus provided by him for use in connection
with the carrying out of .spzcified operations, and all such apparatus shall
be so designed as to avoid, as far as possible, injury to workers whether
arising from the a ~ i d e n t a l spillage of liquids or some other cause.

(2) An employer shall not cause or permit a worker to and a worker
shall not repair any spraying apparatus that has been. is being or is about
to be used for spraying until it has been emptied and washed out.

(3) The foregoing paragraph shall not apply to repairs carried out in
the course of spraying by a worker wearing the appropriate clothing.

Keeping of a register
7 . 41 ) An employer shall keep a register containing particulars of-

(a) the name and address of every worker employed by him who cames
out specified operations;

(b) the number of hours worked on such operations by any such worker
on each day;

(c) the specified substances in connection with which the worker has
worked a s aforesaid;

( 4 any mattem which the employer is required to notify to the Chief
Food Storage Officer in accordance with these Regulations; and

(e) any matters required to be entered in the register as a condition of
granting a certifi-te of exemption as provided in paragraph 13 of
this Schedule.

(2) An employer shall give to a worker who ceases to be employed
by h i a copy of any particulars contained in the register kept by the
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to that worker during the last six months of his employment, and the
worker, if he proposes to carry out specified operations on behalf of any
other employer at any time within six months of so ceasing to be employed,
shall give to that other employer any such copy as aforesaid.

Restriction on hours of work
8. An employer shall not cause or permit a worker to work, and a worker

shall not work, on specified operations for more than-
(a) ten hours on any day;
(b ) sixty hours in any period of seven consecutive days; or
(c) one hundred and twenty hours iq any period of twenty-one con-

secutive days.

Notification of sickness
9. If at any time an employer has reasonable grounds to apprehend that

a worker is suffering from poisoning from a specified substance, the employer
shall forthwith notify the Chief Food Storage Officer thereof.

Medical Examination
10. Employers shall provide for medical examination at least twice in each

year (or more frequently if so directed by the Chief Food Storage Officer)
of all workers engaged in specified operations, and shall p v n d e for such
examination in any such case as is referred to in the foregomg paragraph.

Training and supervision of workers
11.-(1) An employer shall not cause or permit a worker to work on

specified operations unless the worker has been thoroughly trained in the
precautions to be observed and is under adequate supervision.

(2) Nothing in the foregoin4 sub-paragraph shall release a worker
from any obligation or prohibition unposed on him by or under the Act.

Employment of juveniles
12. A person under the age of 18 years shall not in any circumstances

be employed to work on specified operations.

Certificates of exemption
13.-(1) If the employer of a worker satisfies the Chief Food Storage OBicer

that-
(a) any of the provisions of the foregoing requirements could reasonably

be dispensed with if alternative precautions were observed for the
protechon of the worker from the risk of poisoning by a specified
substance; or

( b ) by reason of exceptional circumstances, or of the small extent of
the operations camed out, or for any other reason, any of the
provisions of these requirements are unnecessary for the protection
of a worker,

and the Chief Food Storage Officer certifies accordingly, then the employer
and the worker to whom the certificate applies shall be exempt from such
of the provisions of those requirements as are specified in the certificate.

(2) Any such certificate shall specify the conditions (if any) subject
to whlch the employer and the worker are to be exempted as aforesaid,
and so long as the certificate remains in force the employer and the worker
shall comply with those conditions.

(3) Any such certificate may at any time be revoked by notice in
writing to the person to whom it was granted.

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III. P~arscno~ OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC
General: Records of treatments with certain substances

Duty of operator
14. In every case where any food is treated with any of the substances

in Parts I, 11, 111 and IV of the Second Schedule (being substances which
may be used by licensed operators only) it shall be the duty of the person
responsible for the execution of the treatment-

(i) to give to the owner or person in charge of the food a written
notice giving the following details of the treatment-

(a) information identifying the place, or vehicle concerned and
the food treated;

(b) the name of the substance used;
(c) the method and rate of application;
(d) in the case of a fumigant, the dosage rate, the period of

duration of the fumigation, and the method of fumigation
(that is to say, whether under gas-proof shats, or in a
gas-tight chamber, or as a general fumigation of a building
or part of a building);

(e) the date of the treatment; and

(ii) to keep among his own records a true copy of that notice and to
produce that wpy and all such records, if so required by an inspector.

Treatment of food by fumigation with any fumigant
15.41) Any person responsible for the execution of any such treatment

shall cause a warning notice in an approved form-
(i) specifying the fumigant used;
(ii) bearing the name and address of the operator; and
(ii) bearing any other addresses and telephone numbers at or by

means of which the operator may be found,
to be conspicuously displayed throughout the treatment and until the fumi-
gated space and any surrounding or adjacent enclosed space is sufficiently
clear of the fumigant as to permit persons not wearing gas-masks to enter
such space without danger to them.

(2) It shall be the further duty of the person responsible for the
execution of any such treatment to take all other reasonable praautions to
prevent danger to other persons and particular (but without prejudice to the
generality of the foregoing words) to-

(a) provide himself or his operators with an approved apparatus for the
detection of low concentrations of the fumigant in air, and before
declaring the area to be clear of gas, to use such apparatus to confirm
that concentrations fall below recognized safety limits;

(b) maintain a responsible guard or guards (of whom one at least shall
be a person ordinarly employed by the operator concerned) at the
site of the fumigation throughout the fumigation period and until
the fumigated space is sufficiently clear of the fumigant to permit
persons not wearing gas-masks to enter without danger to them:

Provided that exemption from this requirement may be granted on the
following conditions-

(i) in the case of a fumiiation in a building or part of a build-
ing, if and when the building or part of the building in which
the treatment is carned out is closed and locked against entry;

(ii) in the case of fumigation under gas-proof sheets in the open
air, if the area in whlch the fumigation is c d e d out is
surrounded by any kind of locked or guarded enclosure forming
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(c) inform the owner or person in charge of the fumigated premises or
commodity that until the operator concerned has notified the owner
or person in charge that it is safe to do so-

(i) fumigated premises ought not to be entered (except by persons
equipped with effective gas-masks) either during the fumigation
period or after the fumigation; and

(ii) a fumigated commodity ought not to be moved or handled
(except by persons equipped with effective gas-masks).

Treatment by fogging or misting of places or vehicles in which food is present
16.-41) Except where the active pesticidal ingredient is pyrethrin alone or

a mixture of pyrethrin with piperronyl-butoxide or any other synergist which
does not increase the mammalian toxicity of the mixture such a treatment
shall not be carried out in any place or vehicle in which any food is
exposed to the treatment, other than raw unprocessed cereal grains or food
contained in closely-woven jute sacks or in other containers not more per-
meable than such sacks

(2) Except where the substance used is pyrethrin alone or synergised
pyrethrin as provided above, the treatment shall be canied out as a space
treatment and not as a surface. treatment, and in particular the fog or
mist-spray shall not be directed from a distance of less than 10 feet at
the surface of any stack or heap of food (other than food in completely
impermeable containers).

(3) Where malathion is used by means of mechanical mist generators
for these treatments, the dosage rate r r 10,000 cu. ft. of free space shall
not exceed in any week one pint of a 2+ solution.

(4) The application rate for any mixture shall not exceed 1 gallon
per 40,000 cu. ft. of free space unless the mixture contain8 at least 50%
non-inflammable additives.

(5) The operator responsible for carrying out the treatmeqt shall take
steps to ensure that no person unless equipped with the appropriate clothmg
enters the treated building or place until-

(a) a period of twelve hours has elapsed since the treatment was carried
out; or

(b) the treated building or place has been thoroughly ventilated for at
leaat one hour;

and where thermal fog generators are used, shall ensure that d h g the
treatment and until the fog has settled or dispersed approved warning notices
are conspicuously displayed outside any treated place or vehicle,. stating the
nature of the treatmant and that the tnatment may d t in nslble leakage
of the fog.

Insecticidal Smoke Generators

17. In the use of insecticidal smoke generators in accordance with these
Regulations, the following precautions shall be observed-

(a) generators shall not be used at dosage rates higher than those
recommended by the manufacturers;

(b) all safety precautions recommended by the manufacturers shall be
observed;

(c) food shall not be permitted to be present during the treatment unless
protected by being in a closed container or by being completely under
a covering, and such container or covering to be not more permeable
than closely-woven sack-cloth;

(4 during the trea.tment ~d until tho smoke. has settled or dispersed,
approved warlung nohces shall be cwsp~cuously displayed outside
any treated place or vehicle, stating the nature of the treatment
and that the treatment may result in visible leakage of smoke;

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(e) the operator responsible for carrying out the treatment shall take
steps to ensure that no person not equipped with the appropriate
clothing enters the treated building or part of a building until-

(i) a period of twelve hours has elapsed since the treatment was
carried out; or

(ii) the treated building or part of a building has bsen thoroughly
ventilated for at least one hour.

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FOURTH SCHEDULE (Regulation 14)

Licences Authorizing Operators to carry out Certain Disinfestation Treatments

1. Any person named as an operator in any licence specified in this
Schedule is empowered, subject to the Act and these Regulations, to carry
out, by himself or by a servant or agent on his behalf in or upon any
place where any article to which the Act applies is kept for sale, stored
or manufactured, any treatment specified in the relevant licence and, except
as otherwise provided by these Regulations, no other treatment.

2; The licences specified in column (1) of this paragraph shall empower
the holders thereof respectively to carry out a l l or any of the treatments
specified in column (2) of this paragraph.

(1) (2)
DesigMtfon and nature of licence Particulars of operations authorized

A-Authorized operator, for fumigation, (a)
sprapng, misting, fogging and
rodent-baiting

(b)

fumigation of empty buildings or
vehicles, or of buildings or
vehicles containing food or other
infested material;
fumigation of food or other in-
fested material in a specially
designed fumigation plant
approved by the Chief Food
Storage Officer;
fumigation of food under gas-
proof sheets,
fumigation of grain in storage
bins :

Provided that the treatments
specified in paragraphs (a), (b),
(c) and (d) above may be ~arried
out, as specified in the hcence,
with any one or more than one
of the following fumigants-
(i) methyl bromide or non-

inflammable mixtures con-
taining methyl bromide;

(ii) hydrogen cyanide;
(iii) phosphine;
(iv) non-inflammable mixtures

containing carbon b i d -
phide;

(v) carbon tetrachloride, ethy-
lene dichloride or mixture
of these.

(except that neither phosphine nor
carbon bisul~hide shall be used
for the puqhses specified at (a)
above);
fumigation of parts of b u i l m s
or vehicles, or enclosed machmery
(such as mill machinwy) with
fumigants containing ethylene
dibromide, so, however, that all

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food other than unavoidable
small residues shall be cleared
from the part or parts of the
building and any machinery to be
treated prior to such fumigation;

( f ) treatment of food contained in
unliicd and unprotected cloth
bags or sacks or other similarly
permeable containers with any of
the following contact insecti-
cides-

(i) lindane;
(ii) malathion;

(i) pyrethrina and synergised
pyrethms;

(g) treatment of buildings, places or
vehicles in which food is or is
likely to be kept for sale or
stored or manufactured, with an
of the insecticides specified at (A
above, applied as a thermally-
generated fog or mechanically-
generated mist-spray;

(h) rodent-baiting treatments involv-
ing the use of any rodenticide
listed in Part IV of the Second
Schedule if specified in the
licence, or any of the following
rodenticides-

(i) arsenicals;
(ii) blood anti-coagulants;
(iii) zinc phosphide;
(iv) phosphorus pastes;

(a) fumigation of empty buildings or
vehicles containing food or other
infested material;

(b) fumigation of food or other in-
fested material in a specially de-
signed plant approved by the
Chief Food Storage Officer.

(c) fumigation of food under gas-
proof sheets;

(d) fumigation of grain in storage
bins :

Provided that the treatments
at (4, (b), (4 and (4

~mmed~ately above may be camed
out with any one or more than
one of the following fumigants
as specified in the licence (so,
however, that neither phos hine
nor subon bisdphide sh& be
used for the purposea spcdied
at (a) above)-

ti) methyl bromide or non-
inflammable mixtures con-
taining methyl bromide;

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C-Authorized operator-
fumigation in special plant

>Authorized operator-
fumigation under gas-proof
sheets

(ii) hydrogen cyanide;
(iii) phosphine;
(iv) non-inflammable mixtures

containing carbon bisul-
phide;

(v) carbon tetrachloride and
ethylene dichloride or mix-
tures of these;

fumigation of food or other infested
material in a specially designed plant
approved by the Chief Food Storage
Officer, with any one or more than
one of the following furnigants-

(a) methyl bromide or non-inflamrn-
able mixtures containing methyl
bromide;

(b) hydrogen cyanide;
(c) non-inflammable mixtures wn-

taining carbon bisulphide;
(4 carbon tetrachloride and ethylene

dichloride or mixture of these;
fumigation of food or other infested
material under gas-proof sheets with
any one or more than one of the
following f u m i g a n t s

(a) methyl bromide;
(b) hydrogen cyanide;
(c) phosphine;
(d) carbon tetrachloride and ethylene

dichloride or mixture of these;
fumigation of cereal grain in bins or
silos standing in the open air with
any one or more than one of the
following fumigant*

(a) methyl bromide or non-inflamm-
able mixtures containing methyl
bromide;

(6) hydrogen cyanide;
(c) non-inhmmable mixtures w n -

taining carbon bisulphide;
(6) phosphine;
(e) carbon tetrachloride and ethylene

dichloride or mixture of these;
F-Authorized operator-spraying, dust- (a) treatment of food contained in

ing, and fogging of food unlined and unprotected cloth
or buddmgs or both bags or sacks or similar per-

meable containers with any of
the following wntact msedj-
c i d e s

(i) lindane;
(i) malathion;

(iii) pyrethrins and synergised
pyrethrins;

(b) treatment of buildings, places or
vehicles in which food is or 1s
likely to be kept for sale Or

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G-Authorized operator-
rodent-baiting

stored or manufactured. with any
of the substances specified at (a)
above, applied as a thermally-
generated fog or mechanically-
generated mist-spray;

rodent-baiting treatments employing any
of the following substances (or any
other listed in Part IV of the Second
Schedule if specified in the licence)--
(a) arsenicals;
(b) zinc phosphide;
(c) phosphorus pastes;
(d) blood anti-coagulants.

3.-41) The minimum qualifications required of applicants for the licences
above respectively referred to, or of persons to be named in the licences as
operators shall be as follows-

(a) Licence A :
(i) a science degree obtained at a university approved by the

Minister, and a subsequent period of special training including
practical experience; or

(ii) a spacial diploma or other certificate granted by an institution
approved by the Minister and a period of twelve months'
practical experience; or

(iii) a period of training not shorter than eighteen months with
a commercial organization;

(b) Licence B: Extensive experience of a wide variety of fumigation
work with any specified fumigant, obtained during a period not
shorter than eighteen months;

(c) Licence C: Seven days' detailed instruction in the operation of the
particular plant, including two complete fumigations;

(6) Licence D : Not less than three months' practical experience, in-
cludmg participation in at least twelve fumigations under gas-proof
sheets, and technical instruction for not less than fourteen days, the
precise period depending upon the previous training of applicants;

(e) Licence E: Lnstruction in the use of any fumigant specified in the
licence, and two complete fumigations;

(j) Licence F: Seven days' intensive training in the use of spraying
equipment, and an additional like period of detailed instruction in
the principles underlying the safe use of insecticides on food; and

(g) Licence G: Not less than three months' practical experience, or
a training period not shorter than one month, including detailed
instruction in the use of a variety of rodenticides.

(2) A licence shall not be granted to any person who fails to satisfy
the Chief Food Storage Officer that he has derived sufficient knowledge and
understanding from his experience or training.

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FIFTH SCHEDULE

FORM NO. 1 (Regulation 18)

THE FOOD STORAGE AND PREVENTION OF INFESTATION Am
Certificate o f Appointment

This certifies that Mr. ...........................................................................
has been appointed, pursuant to section 3 of the Food Storage and Prevention
of Infestation Act, as an Inspector having the following powers

.............................................
Signature o f Inspector

.............................................
Date

.............................................
Permanent Secretary

Ministry of Marketing and
Commerce

Photograph

of

Inspector

FORM NO. 2 (Regulation 19(1Xa) )

TIfB FOOD STORAGE AND ~ E V B N T ~ O N OF INFESTATION ACT

DsrNNm

Tag No.:

Held under the authority of the Food Stornge and Prevention of Infestation
Act.

............................................. .............................................
Date Inspector

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Porn No. 3 (Regulation 19(1Xb) )

N m m OF D ~ O N
Name of Owner/Occupier ..........................................................................

............................................................... You us hereby notified that the

..................................................................... i s held by, virtue of the
powers in me vested under the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation

........................... Act, under Detention Tag No
................................................................................. Reason for detention

You us hereby forbidden to move or cause or @ow the detained arti~!&)
to be moved until you have the written authority of B duly authorized
Inspstor.

.............................................
Acknowledged by

.............................................
Date

TIiE FOOD ~ M G B AND ~ B V E H I ~ O N OF INFESTATION ACT

........................................................................ Name of Owner/Occupier..
................ Ad*. ......................................................................... ,PM&.

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You are hereby notified that the undermentioned article, detained under
the Food Storage and Prevention of Infestation Act (Detention Tag No.
..................... ) has beenlwill be removed for treatment pursuant to that
Act and subject to the relevant rtgulations made under that Act.

Detained article : .............................................

. . ..............................................................................................................
Notice issued by

.............................................
Signature

.............................................
Date

.............................................
Date

FORM NO. 5 (Regulation 19(1Xd) )

THE FOOD S ~ ~ R A G B AND P R B ~ I Q N OF INF~STATION Am

TO : .................................................. Address.. ...........................................
With reference to the... .............................................................................

................................................... which waslwere placed under detention on
by Inspector ..............................................................................................

.......................... at.. .................................. Parish.. ............................ Date..

You are hereby notified that the articlels islare hereby released.

........................ Detention Tag No.

.............................................
Inspector

.............................................
Date

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FORM NO. 6 (Regulation 19(2) )

To. ...........................................................................................................

of. ..........................................................................................................

Take notice that you are hereby directed to .............................................

at premises situated at ..............................................................................

in the parish of .......................................................................................

within ............................................................ days from the date of your
being served with this notice.

Failure to comply with the foregoing direction will constitute an offence
under the Act.

Dated this ................................. day of. ........................................... 19.. ...

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