The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD)
The SUD has been transposed into UK law and all users of professional pesticides are required to abide by it.
You can find details of the SUD here
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:
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is being followed
- The person applying pesticides holds a recognised certificate of competence
This has been a legal requirement since November 26th 2015.
- The equipment being used holds a valid NSTS certificate.
This has been a legal requirement since November 26th 2016 and the rules changed in November 2020.
Find our more about the new testing requirement.