24 January 2018
BASIS PROMPT sets professional route for Irish pest control sector
Ireland’s pest control managers and technicians looking to meet new requirements from the EU to demonstrate professional competency to purchase anticoagulant rodenticides can tap into a wealth of services through BASIS PROMPT.
The PROMPT Professional Register has now been accepted by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) as a recognised means for managers and technicians to prove their trained professional competence as well as keep current and up to date following qualification.
This recognition now provides the Irish pest control industry with a clear route to meet the new requirements set out in rodenticide product labels under EU Biocidal Products Regulations.
Stephen Jacob, Chief Executive of BASIS PROMPT said: “From January this year, all pest controllers in Ireland must be registered with DAFM and have a valid Pest Management Trained Professional User (PMU) number.
“The Register of Pest Management Trained Professional Users is maintained by DAFM and a condition of registration is to be a member of a CPD scheme.
“DAFM already have a strong relationship with BASIS and have recognised BASIS PROMPT to be an appropriate scheme which meets their criteria.
“We are looking forward to providing a trusted, recognised route to support members in Ireland.”
BASIS PROMPT has invested heavily in resources and technology to ensure a top-class service to its members.
Services include the allocation of a special identity card which acts as proof of a member’s professional credentials and commitment to industry best practice.
Members can also access the mobile app at www.basis-app.co.uk which provides a useful log of their CPD tally which is updated regularly to provide information at a glance.
BASIS PROMPT is now being recommended by NPTA Ireland. Chris Izart, of Owl Pest Control in Dublin, is the NPTA Ireland representative. He said: “I am delighted by the announcement that BASIS PROMPT will be accepted as a suitable CPD scheme for Ireland.
“BASIS PROMPT offers a unique opportunity to earn CPD points from a multitude of sources such as formal training, NPTA training days, in-house training, technical journals, exhibitions and conferences.
“BASIS PROMPT also has the advantage of requiring its members to obtain points from a wide range of subject matters, and in particular pest biology, personal development, application practice, environmental awareness, pesticide technology, changes in legislation, as well as health and safety.”
To find out more about BASIS PROMPT please visit www.basis-prompt.co.uk
Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR Limited. Tel 01538 308685, mobile 07985 129315