Advanced Pest Awareness

Duration: 5-8 hours

Tesco Food Manufacturing Standard, Version 6, March 2015
A trained and competent company employee must be accountable for the pest management programme…
Marks & Spencer Code of Practice for Pest Control, Issue 3, February 2016
Routine internal hygiene audits and inspections carried out by factory managment should include pest prevention matters (eg. evidence of pests, pest proofing).

Course aim

Most food safety standards include a requirement for the person responsible for managing pest control to have received training related to this task. This course is designed to meet this need, and will also be of interest to those who audit pest control activities in their own, or suppliers, sites.

Course objectives

By the end of this course you will be able to understand and appreciate:

  • The reasons why pest management in a food handling environment is of critical importance
  • The principal rodent, insect and bird pests which may be encountered
  • Those aspects of their biology and behaviour that are critical to achieving successful control, and which can impact adversely on our ability to control them
  • The principles and practices of a successful IPM programme.

This is a comprehensive course and includes a technical manual.  A 25-question assessment, with a pass mark of 70%, ensures verification that the essential knowledge has been acquired. A certificate is issued automatically when a pass is achieved.

How to order

1-10 licenses £130.00 + VAT (members), £150.00 + VAT (non-members)
11 – 50 licenses £100.00 + VAT (members), £125.00 + VAT (non-members)

To view a few sample slides from this course, click HERE

Contact the office on +44 (0)1827 872500 or email suwerran@sofht.co.uk