What is a civil building?
A civil building is a farm building used and occupied by farm staff and visitors for administrative, social or general living purposes.
Such buildings are not for livestock, nor for storage or any other operational purposes.
Why are civil buildings important?
Proper provision to accommodate the needs of personnel onsite ensure correct working order.
One major area of importance for the planning of civil buildings onsite your poultry farm is biosecurity.
Minimising the transmission of pathogens and contraction of disease among your flock is critical.
And as any experienced farmer will know,
Prime carriers of contagion onsite are actually your personnel.
Therefore strict washing and cleansing routine for all staff and visitors must be upheld for the safety of your birds.
A designated area for personal washing and changing of clothes is a key factor of success for keeping good biosecurity on your farm.
This kind of facility must be set-up adequately for use by personnel.
Other civil buildings on your poultry farm should include, but not be restricted to:
- reading/waiting room
Your staff and guests require good upkeep to perform best as assets to your business.
Investing in good quality equipment in their civil buildings is an investment in their contribution.
Also, consider the continuity benefits of equipment that works vs. breaks easily.
Think ahead, put yourself in their shoes and plan/invest accordingly.
Well-positioned & appointed
Access to amenities is equally as important as a provision.
Making sure what you lay on for personnel onsite is easily reached is a clear winner.
Your investment will only reap the benefit if it is able to perform as expected, otherwise, it will be lost.
A brand new toilet block will be well-received by workers –
But even better one that is conveniently located & clearly signposted for male and female use, for example.