they’ll be on a live video link where they can see the farm, virtually walk around it and direct the member to what they want to look at.
“It’s incredible really that technology enables us to do this. And it gives me, as an assessor, great peace of mind that we can still support our members whilst ensuring the welfare of their animals during this difficult time.”
The temporary introduction of remote assessments will reduce the need for RSPCA Assured to carry out follow-up visits in person when social distancing measures are lifted.
Joe Bailey, RSPCA Assured’s Head of Farming, concludes:
“There are many challenges being faced by our members, and we appreciate their co-operation, patience and understanding during this difficult time.
“Their wellbeing, and the welfare of their animals, remain our priority and we are working hard to ensure we can continue to deliver farm assurance whilst supporting them.
“Our members are doing a valuable, essential and fantastic job and we are incredibly proud of them."