HSE / CRRU recognised course to satisfy the new product label requirements for professional use rodenticides.
Users can register for access and the system will record progress through the course and also provide updates as more information is known.
Effective pest management within the food industry is not something which can or should be simply delegated to the pest contractor or in-house pest team. A number of auditing bodies, such as the British Retail Consortium (BRC) request that key staff undergo pest awareness training to obtain a wider understanding of the risks faced within the food industry. This course is designed to satisfy that requirement, however training and awareness shouldn’t be restricted to those that ‘have’ to undergo training, it is good practice for all staff within the food industry to know the risks faced by public health pests. Managers and supervisors should ensure all staff involved within their process are aware of the risks posed by pests, what to look out for and how to reduce the likelihood of an infestation in line with the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) systems.
There is no fee for this course.
Since Farmwise was first produced, in 1992, it has reached a wide audience in the agricultural industry. This latest edition continues to provide practical advice and guidance to help you achieve good standards of health and safety – and reduce injuries and ill health.
The persistently high rates of fatal incidents and work-related ill health in the industry are of real concern to HSE, the representative industry bodies and many farmers. HSE is continually working to use new technologies and innovative methods of communication to improve, target and deliver key health and safety messages and guidance to those working in the industry.
Injuries and illness can ruin lives and businesses. Solutions are often simple and cheap and the people best placed to make farms safer are farmers and their employees. Health and safety is a fundamental requirement of a sustainable farming business and should be regarded as an essential part of farm business management. Unwise risk-taking is an
underlying problem in the industry and those working on their own are especially vulnerable.
We hope you find the time to read the sections relevant to you, your business or your place of work. HSE’s efforts alone will not build a safer and healthier industry. It is for everyone in agriculture and the wider food chain to play their part. We hope this presentation encourages you to tackle health and safety in your workplace today and in the future.