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.

The CCTV Regulations will come into force on Thursday 1 July 2021.  

From that date business operators will need to comply with the requirements of having installed and be operating a compliant CCTV System and retaining CCTV images and information in accordance with sections 3 and 4 of the CCTV Regulations.

The offences and powers to inspect, seize and enforce in Regulations 5 to 14 of the CCTV Regulations also come into force on 1 July 2021.

Powers under the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (Scotland) Regulations 2012 will still apply until the CCTV Regulations come into force. Authorised persons can inspect and seize records, which may include CCTV recordings where CCTV systems are already installed.


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