The Site Relocation of Pachyderms

9993.100 GFG 1/1.01 23 March 1990

CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Purpose

1.2 Scope

1.3 Audience

1.4 Revision History

1.5 Summary

2 BACKGOUND

3 RELOCATING PACHYDERMS

3.1 The Medical Preparation

3.2 Secure packaging

3.3 The generation of the necessary documentation

3.4 Transportation considerations

3.5 Off loading

1 INTRODUCTION

1.1 Purpose

This document specifies the procedural requirements required to be followed when relocating Proboscidea Elepahtidae to the new site. For the purpose of this document no distinction is required between Elephas indicus and Loxodonta africana.

1.2 Scope

The procedures considered include those required in the preparation, subsequent packaging, transportation and off loading of the Pachyderms.

1.3 Audience

These requirements have been produced for senior management of GFG and should not be shown to third parties without the express permission of GFG.

1.4 Revision History

Version Number Modifications Updated by Date
1.00 Initial daft subject list GO 22 March 90
1.01 Change in dosage required GO 23 March 90

1.5 Summary

The primary functions required are for:

i) The generation of the necessary documentation

ii) The medical preparation

iii) Secure packaging

iv) Transportation considerations

v) Off loading

2 BACKGOUND

During the site relocation to the new Site at No.2 it is the responsibility of each member of staff to ensure that the correct GFG procedures are adopted during the conveyencing of your Pachyderms. Under no circumstances should pachyderms be allowed to relocate quadrupedally.

3 RELOCATING PACHYDERMS

3.1 The Medical Preparation

When conveying in slatted wooden containers sedatives must be administered, preferably by trunkal inhalation. Valum is suitable for this purpose but quantities must be carefully calculated, i.e. 50 milligrams per 100 kilograms and 50 milligrams over.

The first half of this dosage is administered prior to attempting maneuvering your pachyderm into the transporational crate. This semi-conscious state renders the pachyderm more amenable to being confined.

The final dosage removes the final level of consciousness at which point your pachyderm is likely to become legless.

3.2 Secure packaging

Crates must be constructed with material conforming to BSI5057 as suitable to a mass bearing of 1000 tonnes per square metre.

All crates must bare the legend "This Way Up" to avoid pachyderms being transported in a sideways posture which is injurious to their well being.

3.3 The generation of the necessary documentation

The safety officers, representation of security and transport departments must liaise before and during pachyderm relocation. Documentation must be duly authorized with two copies to accounts, one to dispatch and one to works ledger.

Pink copies MUST ONLY be used when conveying pink elephants.

3.4 Transportation considerations

It is advisable to make sure the pachyderm's posterior end of the crate is securely sealed against gaseous exchange during boot up.

Adequate ventilation is mandatory at the anterior. This should be restricted to the lower level of the crate in order to prevent trunk calls from being made.

3.5 Off loading

Due to the lack of adequate equipment within the new cell off-loading will require considerable more effort and time than the down load procedure.

The preferred method is to dump the pachyderm in the vicinity of its final location and apply standard GFG ground coffee with a funnel inserted behind the first molar. Boot up takes approximately 1 minute per 100Kg, for which one standard mug is the minimum requirement.


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