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What happens during a second party evaluation?

Nov 04, 2020

An evaluator goes out to the farm and reviews each human resource and safety best practice from the evaluation tool with the dairy owner or manager. The evaluation tool explains why each best practice is valuable and how a farm could go about implementing the practice on their operation. It points to resources, such as templates, that can assist with next steps.

During an Evaluation A Certified Second Party Evaluation will:


Visually inspect an area; e.g. the location of payroll records, first-aid kits, the employee restroom, etc.


Read through a given document


  • Ask the farm management and employees about a certain policy or practice
  • The evaluator may ask permission to interview one of your employees. If no one is available and/or the evaluator cannot communicate easily in a common language with the employee, the interview will not be conducted.