Does your current pest control company understand what is needed for SALSA pest control ? We explain why selecting a CEPA registered company is important for SALSA pest control compliance.
- What is CEPA and why is it important?
CEPA is the brand new EN16636 Standard in pest management which was launched earlier this year by the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
It defines quality and best practice and acts as an assurance that member companies are fully qualified to deal with all species of both rodents and insects and experts on integrated pest management, the use of chemicals and health and safety issues, all of which are assess-able criteria for compliance with SALSA standards.
Section 1.9.1 of the SALSA Audit standard states “The business shall either contract the services of a competent pest control organisation, or shall have trained personnel, for the regular inspection and treatment of premises to deter and eradicate infestation.”Simon Forrester, chief executive of the British Pest Control Association said: “We know of many pest controllers who are untrained and do not stay up-to-date with the latest products, techniques and legislation – and that’s something which can create big problems when being audited. The achievement of this standard demonstrates that Beaver Pest Control are on a level playing field with the best pest management companies in the world and will mean that, by employing them, businesses and individuals can be totally confident of a professional service.”
Mr Forrester added: “This is a move which sends out a strong message that when people use BPCA members, they can have peace of mind that the job will be done properly. We want the BPCA to remain the mark of professionalism in UK pest management and for clients to know to look for our logo every time they select a pest management company.”
- Beaver Pest Control achieves certificate number 007 – Truly licensed to kill.Beaver Pest Control, has become the first company in London and seventh in the country to achieve the new European Standard for Pest Management Services accreditation which promotes the highest professional standards in pest control.
Partner David Lodge is confident the accreditation, which is independently assessed, will help his team stand out from the crowd.He said: “The EN16636 Standard is a mark of quality, so the fact we’re among the first to be accredited in the UK is a feather in our cap.
“It’s very important for us to demonstrate our professional status and achieving this accreditation provides independent proof of that. “