Animal slaughter: guidance on the use of mandatory CCTV

Guidance to help business operators of slaughterhouses comply with the Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

An authorised person may issue an enforcement notice to you as the business operator requiring you and/or your staff to take actions if the authorised person believes you are breaching the CCTV Regulations. Examples of the type of action sought could include: repairs or other alterations to the CCTV system to comply with the CCTV Regulations, or increased direct visual monitoring of particular operations until the issue with the CCTV system is remedied.

An authorised person can serve an enforcement notice in the following ways:

  • deliver it in person
  • eave it at the person’s proper address
  • send it via post

If an authorised person fails to obtain an address, a notice may be conspicuously     affixed to a building or object on the premises in question. 

The enforcement notice will include:

  • the name of the person receiving the notice
  • the time and date of the notice
  • how the CCTV Regulations have been breached
  • what must be done to put things right
  • when such actions have to be done by
  • how an appeal against the notice can be made
  • any costs that result from an enforcement notice, must be met by the FBO

Once an authorised person is satisfied that the notice has been complied with, they will issue a completion notice.

If the authorised person thinks you still have more to do, they will explain why and what to do in writing, and how an appeal may be made.

An authorised person can change or withdraw an enforcement notice, in writing, at any time.  


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