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Moving on at PestTech Moving on at PestTech
The first seminar of the day at PestTech 2018 was billed as 'The industry moves on', so it was quite appropriate that Simon Forrester, who is himself moving on to new pastures in the New Year, opened the session.
 
NPTA discuss compulsory CPD at AGM NPTA discuss compulsory CPD at AGM
The idea of forcing members to belong to a recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme (such as BASIS Prompt) prompted a lively discussion at the National Pest Management Association’s annual general meeting (AGM), held at NPTA House last night (18 January).
 
Digital switch and fee freeze for PROMPT members Digital switch and fee freeze for PROMPT members
For a tenth successive year, membership fees for the BASIS PROMPT professional register will be frozen. At the same time BASIS has announced an added bonus for members with certificates available in digital format from 1 January 2017.
 
Pest professionals asked to road test Environmental Risk Assessment documents Pest professionals asked to road test Environmental Risk Assessment documents
At the PestTech event on 2 November, the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) issued a prototype Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA) Form together with guidance notes on how to complete it, asking pest professionals to road test the documents over the next few months.
 
First council in Europe to be CEPA certified First council in Europe to be CEPA certified
Manchester City Council has become the first local authority in Europe to achieve CEPA certified status and prove that they are meeting the European standard (EN 16636) in pest management service.
 
UK gets its 30th CEPA certified business UK gets its 30th CEPA certified business
East Coast Pest Control based in Hunmanby near Filey on the East Yorkshire coast has become the latest British company to achieve CEPA certified status and prove that they are meeting the European standard (EN 16636) in pest management service. They join an elite, and increasing, group of UK pest control businesses choosing to demonstrate their professionalism in this way.
 
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