Responsible Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

Responsible Effective Control of Commensal Rodents

Course Overview:

This course approved by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Training and Certification Working Group is designed to help people plan and carry out rat and mouse control. It is intended to provide a full working knowledge of both preventive and curative methods to be able to plan, implement and monitor a control programme that is appropriate to the situation, assessing and using the most efficient and safe methods and with due regard to the environment. This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised certificate that will be a requirement for users from 1 June 2016.

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. Whilst guidance is given during the course on the main legislation and its relevance to rodent control, it is essential that those engaged in pest control should keep up to date with changes in legislation that may affect pests or pest control.

 The training will include theory and practical activities during the day and provide you with an understanding of why it is necessary to control rodents, the biology and behaviour of rodents and legislation associated with rodent control. You will understand what information is required when carrying out a survey and the non-chemical methods available to control rodents as well as the current rodenticides and formulations how they work, how to transport them, safe disposal and the importance of completing documentation.
This training is suitable to anyone new to rodent control or wishing to develop their skills further in rodent control.

This is an assessed course. On successful completion you will receive a certificate of training from a nationally recognised awarding organisation.
Anyone wishing to use metallic phosphides (aluminium phosphide) should take The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control training and Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

Who Should Attend This Course:

Our comprehensive training is for anyone who wishes to control rodents in a commercial environment or undertake pest control predominantly in land-based or related industries.

This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised certificate that will be a requirement for users from 1 June 2016.

Course Requirements:

n/a

Course Modules:

The training modules incorporated within this course are as follows: 

Module 1: Legislation that affects Pest Management

Module 2: Common terms for using Biocides

Module 3: Public Health Biocides Product labels

Module 4: Safe Storage and Transport of Biocides

Module 5: Disposal of Biocides and Containers

Module 6: Keeping Biocide Records

Module 7: Specific Legislation and best practice for the management and control of rats and mice

Module 8: Target Pest Species

Module 9: Non-Target Species

Module 10: Site Surveys

Module 11: Evaluate Control Options

Module 12: Control Programmes

Course Aims & Objectives:

The overall objectives of this course are:

Safe Use of Biocides
• Understand your responsibilities under the law and help
• you become a safe and competent biocide user
• Interpret and use product label information
• Store and transport biocides safely
• Dispose of biocides and containers safely
• Record information correctly

Commensal Rodents
• Identify rats and mice and the typical symptoms of damage caused
• Identify non-target species
• Identify the degree and source of an infestation
• State the legislative obligations and responsibilities relevant to the control of rats and mice
• Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of rats and mice
• Plan, implement and monitor an effective control programme for rats and mice
• Select and carry out the most appropriate methods of rat and mouse control, in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice
• Understand the effect rodent control can have on the environment and ensure risks to non-target animals are minimised.

Course Duration:

This course is a 1 day classroom course practical demonstration.

Course Assessment:

Written assessment as set out by LANTRA.

Course Certification:

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a validated LANTRA Certificate, which remains valid for 3 years.

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