This Act states that food must not be contaminated by any pest species and food premises
should have suitable controls in place to do this. They should protect food against
external sources of pests and must also avoid harbouring pests within their premises.
Refuse stores should be designed and constructed to prevent pests gaining access
and windows in food preparation, processing or treatment rooms must, where necessary,
be fitted with insect-proof screens.
Penalties include: - As described under the Food Safety Act above.
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (Including Control of Substances Hazardous to
Employers must take the necessary measures to secure the health, safety and welfare
of employees and other people, to avoid, for example, pathogenic diseases carried
by pests, slippery conditions caused by bird droppings, bites from fleas and contamination
of food by pests.
· Improvement Notices.
· Prohibition Notices.
· Maximum Penalty two years imprisonment plus unlimited fines.
Other Acts include:
· The Local Authorities Act
· Protection Of Animals Act
( Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
These Regulations, made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act are designed
to protect people from harmful substances that they may encounter at work.
Each time our technicians visit your premises, they complete a Pest Prevention report
which lists the substances which have been used, in order to minimise the risks that
accompany the use of pesticides.
A Schedule of Pesticides is also present in the Pest Prevention Folders that we provide
to our contract customers, which gives further details on these substances. Safety
Data Sheets are also available on request.
Guardian technicians are trained and equipped to apply pesticides correctly and safely.
All the pesticides that we use are approved by the Control of Pesticides Regulations
and treatments are made in the appropriate places where they will be most effective.