While potentially harmful substances, pesticides for the control of vertebrate rats and mice are successfully used in land-based industry. Due to the harmful nature, it is vital that they are only used by people who are properly trained in their safe use.
Who is it for?
This qualification is for individuals who carry out vertebrate control of rats and mice if they wish to procure professional pesticides in volumes greater than 1.5kg, or work within a professional or commercial capacity.
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a City and Guilds NPTC certificate.
This course is delivered over two days, the first day is training and the second day assessment (approximately 1.5 hrs).
What will I learn?
Unit 251 (Principles; Rodenticides Rats & Mice)
- Know the legislative requirements and Codes of Practice relating to the use of rodenticides to control rats and mice
- Understand the relevance of product label information
- Understand how to minimise the risk of human contamination and implement emergency procedures
- Know how to store and transport rodenticide products safely
- Know how to manage and dispose of surplus rodenticide and waste materials
- Know the record keeping requirements
- Understand how to minimise the risk of environmental contamination and implement emergency procedures
Unit 252 (Practices; Rodenticides Rats & Mice)
- Be able to comply with the legislative and safety regulations relating to rodenticide use for the control of rats and mice
- Be able to assess the environmental factors relating to application
- Know the characteristics of rats and mice and their impact on the environment
- Know the methods of preventative management and control for rats and mice
- Be able to complete a site survey prior to carrying out rat and mice control
- Be able to apply rodenticide products safely
- Know how to carry out post operational procedures
You will be assessed by external and independent City & Guilds / NPTC assessors who will assess you by means of oral questioning and observation of practical tasks that you have undertaken during the training course.