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Guidance on provision of caravan accommodation for temporary workers in the UK

25 January 2018

The Fresh Produce Consortium has published the second edition of industry guidance on providing caravan accommodation for temporary workers.

The first edition of the guidance was produced in 2017 and was reviewed by an expert group of growers, suppliers and retailers, led by the FPC, following consultation with the industry towards the end of last year.

“The FPC guidance has been well received across the UK fresh produce industry,” commented Nigel Jenney, Chief Executive of the FPC. “Businesses have welcomed the easy to follow advice which allows them to take a common sense approach to making planned changes where necessary.”

The second edition has made some minor changes to the guidance:

  • removing the previous recommendation to provide single beds on request;
  • recognising the average current ratio for the provision of laundry facilities per 20 people;
  • moving the pictograms into the relevant sections;
  • aligning the checklist items to match the order presented in the benchmark indicator sections.

The guidance includes information on legal requirements and benchmark indicators based on recommendations from a variety of sources, practical advice and experience. The importance for growers of carrying out their own assessment based on the specific features of their site is recognised.  A self-help checklist is included to help growers assess the status of their caravan accommodation against the benchmark indicators.

The guidance was developed to share good practice and enable the industry to work together over time to improve conditions where necessary. FPC welcomes feedback on the application of the guidance.

The copy of the second edition of the guidance can be downloaded from the FPC website (services/publications) here

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