Are you ready to cope with the new pesticides regulations?
The long delay with introducing these regulations has resulted in many rumours circulating that has caused confusion. Whilst there are still a good deal of important issues to be clarified over the next year or so our involvement in the consultation stages gives us an insight into what is likely to happen. If you have a specific concern about buffer zones to protect bodies of water, deciding on a specific pesticide to deal with a problem, or want to start the all important process of developing your policies and procedures for an integrated approach to pest control we are here to help you.
Do I need a new pesticide certificate of competence?
If you are a user of pesticides, and/or a supervisor, and have up to date certificates of competence then you are not affected by the new regulations. Remember that you only have until November next year to become certificated otherwise you will be outside the law and in particular you will not be able to buy pesticide products. Remember that ‘grandfather rights’ for operators, and supervisors, ends next November.
If you need someone to carry out your pesticide training—on the job—and help you arrange assessments you only have to ring our training team, or have a look at the training section on our website.
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