Pest control safety is vitally important. The removal of pests is a highly dangerous job due to the fact that it involves hazardous chemicals and poisons. Due to this, it’s critical that we follow certain rules and regulations. By following these, we ensure that we protect the health of our employees and customers.
How we prioritise pest control safety
Our firm follows several sets of safety regulations. These pest control safety regulations create a framework under which we are able to work safely. They help our technicians handle dangerous pesticides with confidence and without the risk of compromising their health.
The above acronym stands for Control of Substances Hazardous to Health. This is essentially a pest control safety regulation that protects employees who have to work with dangerous chemicals. We expect all our regulations employers to follow the COSHH guidelines. This pest control safety regulation means we must do the following:
- Assess the risks of the chemicals we are using.
- Prevent the exposure of these chemicals to employees and others.
- Take steps to control these chemical and prevent their exposure to the public.
- Test and maintain these control protocols.
- Monitor the health of persons who work with these chemicals.
- Train and inform employees on the correct usage of pesticides and chemicals.
- Plan for emergencies and accidents.
The Food and Environmental Act of 1985
The authorities created this act in order to protect the environment. It also protects against the contamination of food. This pest control safety regulation mostly controls the use of pesticides. It aims to guard animals, humans and also the environment from pesticides and chemicals. Another of its goals is to ensure that technicians exterminate pests in a humane fashion. Regulations delineated in this act include:
- Only certain approved pesticides may be used.
- Businesses who store pesticides are required to have a certificate of competency.
- Anyone who supplies pesticides is also required to have a certificate of competency because these chemicals are potentially harmful.
- Firms who use pesticides must comply with certain regulations and conditions.
- Pest technicians must not mix certain types of pesticide together.
Health and Safety Act of 1974
We all know about the importance of health and safety. The purpose of this act is to make sure businesses maintain health and safety standards. It defines various protocols which employers must follow in order to safeguard the safety of their staff. There are a number are duties which employers must carry out as per this act. In our case these mainly involve the handling of hazardous substances. Some of these pest control regulations include:
- Pest companies must always use chemicals without risking the health of employees. This includes when technicians spray, store, handle or transport them.
- Routine examination and testing of these safety protocols.
- Supplying employees with information about the dangers of these chemicals. Making them aware of various safety protocols.
- Testing employees knowledge of various safety protocols. Making sure they understand the dangers of various chemicals and are able to handle them safely.
Control Of Pesticides Regulations Act 1986
These pest control safety regulations describe in detail the types of pesticides the the government are control. They also govern how pest firms in the UK are allowed to use and store controlled pesticides.
The objective of these regulations is to ensure that pest control companies only deploy approved chemicals. They helps to protect the public because it prevents them from being exposed o dangerous chemicals and pesticides.
By following the above regulations, we are able to maintain the highest possible safety standards. This is because these standards help to protect our technicians, the environment, wildlife and most importantly, our customers.