The UK's National Action Plan sets out a framework for action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides.
Users of professional pesticides must be able to demonstrate the following legal measures:
1. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is being followed
2. The person applying pesticides holds a recognised certificate of competence
This has been a legal requirement since November 26th 2015. Before that date it was possible for operators born before December 31st 1964 to operate under 'Grandfather Rights'.
If you are yet to achieve a recognised certificate there are a number of options for you to consider. Find out more about the options available to you.
3. The equipment being used holds a valid NSTS certificate.
This has been a legal requirement since November 26th 2016. Find our more about the testing requirement.