As of 1st June 2016, it is a requirement for users of rodenticides to hold an industry recognised certificate to show they comply with CRRU.
It is the responsibility of anyone carrying out rodent control to be familiar with the relevant legislation concerning the humane and effective management of rat and mouse problems. All who use rodenticides must apply best practice to minimise exposure of wildlife. If this is not done we must expect ever greater restrictions on who can use rodenticides and where they can be applied, possibly to the eventual detriment of effective rodent control.
As a LANTRA approved training provider we can offer you this qualification to operate professionally and responsibly in the industry. Please refer to the overview of the LANTRA Technical Award in the Responsible and Effective Control of Commensal Rodents in our NPTC/LANTRA courses section.
Onsite Training is pleased to announce they have been accepted as members of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL).
Trainers will be working closely with APL members to design a series of training courses that meet their exact needs.
The initial session will be at the new APL HQ in oxford in the Autumn. A programme of introductory visits to APL members has begun and will continue through to Spring 2017.
The likely lads at Eclipse Colour in Kettering received their certificates for the ILM's Level 2 Leadership and Management Diploma, and promptly signed up for Level 3. Eclipse Colour are one of the UK’s largest commercial print, direct mail and cross media providers. OnSite Training UK had a great start to the New Year, presenting the first ever ‘LANTRA Level 3 Certificate in Installation and Maintenance of Green Roofs’ to living roof expert Chris Bridgman from Bridgman Landscapes in Milton Keynes.
Chris had demonstrated both his practical and theoretical knowledge to achieve the qualification to an assessor from OnSite Training over a period of months. This included visits to sites that Chris was working on as well as ones that he had completed, rigorous questioning by a living roof consultant.
Margaret McNeil from OnSite said: “Chris saw an accredited qualification had become available and decided to add it to his portfolio of achievements. It can only be gained by someone with a good depth of knowledge as well as lots of practical experience, including managing on site. We think it is testimony to Chris’s commitment to quality that he wanted to further prove his competence via an accredited course.” The qualification is also available at Level 2 for operatives, and its development was part funded by the EU ‘Leonardo’ Programme, with OnSite Training and 5 European partners. www.bridgmanlandscapes.co.uk
It is now an offence for anyone to purchase or use PPPs authorised for professional use unless they have ensured that the intended end user has a certificate. If you don’t already have a certificate, you will need to get one so that you can continue to use PPPs as part of your job.