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The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) promotes best practice and responsible rodent control, thereby protecting wildlife from rodenticide exposure.
From April 2016 onwards, rodenticide products with new "stewardship conditions" labels for use outside by professionals, including farmers, will be introduced carrying the following statement: “For supply to and use only by professional users holding certification demonstrating compliance with UK rodenticide stewardship regime requirements”. The UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime was launched by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) and has been developed to meet the Government’s high level principles announced by Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The rodenticides in question - edible baits containing first or second generation anticoagulant active ingredients, but not fumigant gases - will have legally binding label instructions that will require farmers to hold certified "proof of competence" in rodent pest control, before being allowed to buy and use professional anticoagulant rodenticides.
In summary, from April 2016 stocks of old label products will start to run out and, by October 2016, professional rodenticides will only be available to farmers with certificated status, as no old label stock will be available for sale.
Options for farmers:
In readiness, farmers have four options, all designed to ensure biosecurity and food safety, to be ready for using "stewardship label" rodenticides on their premises:
1. Possession of a certificate from an approved training programme and awarding organisation confirming professional competence.
2. Employment of a professional pest control contractor, which employs technicians themselves in possession of such approved certificates.
3. Membership of a UK farm assurance scheme which has among its standards a structured, documented and audited programme of rodenticide pest management. Click HERE for an up-to-date list of acceptable farm assurance schemes.
Please note that this is an interim measure, which will cease after December 2017 - unless the farm assurance schemes in question bring their standards fully in line with the CRRU Code of Best Practice.
The current schemes are:
4. The purchase and use of amateur rodenticide products (which refers to pack sizes of up to 1.5kg.)
RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control (2004 - 2010)
RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management (2010 onwards)
Rat Control for Gamekeepers (through BASIS)
RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control (2000 - 2004)
RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Management (2010 onwards)
RSPH Level 2 Award in the safe use of rodenticides
BPCA Diploma in Pest Control Part 1 (1998 -2004)'
NPTC Level 2 Certification of Competence in Vertebrate Pest Control (2004 - 2014)
LANTRA: Rodent Control (2009 - 2015)
LANTRA: Rodent Control on Livestock (2013 - 2015)
City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the safe use of Pesticides for Vertebrate Pest Control for Rats and Mice (QCF) (PA-R&M) (2013 onwards)
LANTRA: Responsible for Effective Control of Commensal Rodents (2015 onwards)
LANTRA: Rodent Control on Farms (2015 onwards)
CRRU Wildlife Aware (accredited by BASIS)
N.B Approved in conjunction with current Wildlife Aware accreditation, as an update into approved status, for those holding approved but time-expired 'Grandfather' and current certification (i.e issues before the dates shown in brackets) listed in the first two columns of this table.
Classroom-based training and examination
A number of independent training providers offer training courses and examination to gain certification.
It is also recommended to read the AHDB Rodent control on farms practical user guide
Modular training course
This website offers a modular online training course, with the option of taking a mock exam.
The content is based on CRRU-approved LANTRA courses, to help farmers build the knowledge base they need to pass an exam and attain certification. The exam itself sits outside the hub, with online or paper-based options. Links to the exam options are included in the online training course. Please register and log in above.
AHDB has produced a practical user guide, AHDB Rodent control on farms containing all the information on rodenticide stewardship needed to prepare for the exam, leading to certification. Spending time reading this in depth is another way to prepare and particularly useful for those with a slow internet connection.
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