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Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

Course Information > Pest Control

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Pest Control

Lantra have been working closely with RAMPS (The Register of Accredited Metallic Phosphide Schemes) to develop a training course and recognised qualification for users of aluminium phosphide. As from November 2015 to be able to purchase or use aluminium phosphide commercially, users will need to hold a Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control providing them with a licence to practice. The new training and qualification will be launched on 1 April 2013.

The impending changes has required Lantra Awards to update the Rodent Control and Rabbit & Mole Control courses, removing reference to the application of aluminium phosphide. The courses will be replaced with new courses specific to the trapping of Rodents, Rabbits and Moles and will be entitled Rodent Control – Trapping Techniques and Rabbit and Mole Control – Trapping Techniques which will be available from 1 April. Users who are required to use aluminium phosphide will need to complete the training (1 day) and Level 2 qualification (assessment – 2 hours per learner) in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

Learners who have completed Lantra Awards training for Rodent Control (including Aluminium phosphide) and/or Rabbit and Mole Control prior to the 1 April, certificates will be recognised with suppliers to purchase aluminium phosphide until 26 November 2015.

The Courses most commonly run are:

•Domestic Insects (2 day course)
•Rabbits and Moles
•Rodents

OBJECTIVES

The aim of all courses is to enable the candidate to:-


•Understand the lifestyle and taxonomy of the animal or insect
•Carry out the most appropriate method of control in line with current legal guidelines and recognised good practice
•Describe the lifestyle, habits and habitats of the animal/insect
•Understand the way insecticides or rodenticides are applied and the importance of maintaining application equipment to a high standard
•Understand the importance of storing, transporting, using and disposing of insecticides safely and legally, and with due regard to the environment


CONTENT

The
Domestic Insect control course covers the biology and control of:
•ants wasps and bees
•fleas
•bed bugs
•cockroaches
•domestic flies
•fabric and food pests

Duration: 2 days, maximum number of participants: 8

The Rabbit and Mole Trapping course covers:
•typical symptoms of damage
•assessing the degree and source of the infestation
•physical methods of control

Duration: 1 day, maximum number of participants: 8

The Rodent course includes:
•typical symptoms of damage
•assessing the degree and source of the infestation
•non-chemical rodent control

Duration: 1 day, maximum number of participants: 8

All courses are registered and assessed through Lantra Awards



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