2015-04-01  

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Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

Lantra Awards is pleased to announce the release of the Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

This course provides an opportunity to gain an industry recognised qualification, in addition to the training for the use of Aluminium Phosphide which is already offered by Lantra.

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With the introduction of The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations, users will be legally required to hold an accredited Level 2 Award in The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control from 26th November 2015.

David Winn, Lantra Awards’ Product Manager for Groundcare, Landscape and Horticulture, comments, “This essential qualification, for those using Aluminium Phosphide to carry out pest control programmes, can be obtained directly from Lantra providers. It is imperative for those working with Aluminium Phosphide to ensure they hold the qualification before it becomes a legal requirement in November 2015.”

By successfully completing the Lantra training, you will gain the knowledge and practical skills to understand the legislation, use application equipment and to implement and monitor a control programme against vertebrate pests, while ensuring your own safety, in addition to the safety of the public and non-target animals. You will also receive a certificate of attendance.

On successfully attaining the qualification, you will receive a certificate as evidence of your competence and achievement. This will enable you to legally purchase and carry out the application of Aluminium Phosphide. You will also receive a skills identity card to carry with you as evidence of your achievement. This ensures that you comply with the legislative changes coming into force before the end of the year.

Lantra Awards is expanding its network of instructors and assessors for the delivery of this award. We would therefore like to hear from anyone who has the expertise to become a Lantra accredited instructor and/or assessor.

Lantra

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