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1 New Zealand- it’s our place to protect Baggage handler guide to checking Air Containers

2 Welcome to the presentation Please turn off mobile phones Fire exit locations Bathrooms Housekeeping

3 To protect NZ’s Biosecurity. Biosecurity is the protection of: the economy the environment human health from unwanted pests and diseases Why do we need to check Air containers ?

4 Risk to the Economy The effect of Asian Gypsy Moth AGM eggs

5 Risk to home Effect of termite damage

6 Risk to Health Red Imported Fire Ant-detected at Auckland Airport

7 Overview SEE Know how to check Know what to check for Find contaminant… then what? CONTAIN How to contain it Prevent spread… then what? REPORT Get MPI Sheet to contain

8 Overview SEE Know how to check Know what to check for Find contaminant… then what?

9 How to check Air Containers Visual

10 Exterior check Exterior surfaces Curtain

11 Interior check Interior surfaces / corners –Check as unloading

12 What to check for Plant Products FruitVeg Leaves WoodBarkSeeds Pine needles Flowers

13 Plant products: items that insects eat Pear Chile pod Beans

14 What to check for Live Insects Ants Spiders Moths BeetlesMozzies BeesSnails

15 What to check for Live Animals Snakes Reptiles FrogsBirds Rodents

16 CONTAIN How to contain it Prevent spread…

17 Plant Products Place in yellow bin –Close lid Except fruit –Call local MPI Inspector –Fruit fly host

18 One live insect Catch if possible –Doggie poo style –Specimen jar / paper Dead insect –May be alive –Put in specimen jar Insect egg masses –May be viable –Specimen jar

19 Many live insects Infestation Prevent spread –Stop unloading –Close curtain –Isolate container –Get MPI immediately Contact MPI

20 Live Animal Close curtain Catch if possible If gone, watch where it goes Let MPI know

21 Snake Stop, step back Alert fellow employees Send somebody to get MPI –In container Close curtain if safe –Escaped container Cover drains / entries Watch where it goes Create barrier if possible Throw jacket over it

22 REPORT Get MPI Report sheet

23 When to contact MPI Inspector Get MPI Fruit Contained Insect Infestation Live Animal

24 Report sheet Fill in sheet –If low risk plant material is found Basic details only –Date / Flight / Can Number / Contaminant DateFlightAir can NumberContaminantMPI 22/4NZ832AKH32165NZLeaves 27/4JQ223JQ4578Green beans, 30/4NZ836AKH33432NZcorn 1/5JQ219JQ3154Bark, wood 9/5JQ223JQ5489Nut

25 Process Overview ULD Check Find something Animal / Insect / Fruit Live Animal or Infestation Contain as possible Report to MPI Immediatel y Insect or Fruit Contain securely Report sheet Release ULD Container to MPI Low risk plant material Contain in yellow bin Report sheet Release ULD Nothing found Release ULD

26 Equipment container By conveyor belt controller Equipment –Contaminant register –Gloves –Specimen jars –Spray –Info on what to do

27 Thanks – any questions?


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