Staff and committee members raised a glass to two decades of success when they came together to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the professional CPD register BASIS PROMPT.
The register, which currently boasts more than 5,000 members, was set up in 2000 to give pest technicians working across the industry independent proof that they have received proper training and are continuing to update their expertise.
BASIS PROMPT works with training providers to allocate CPD points to individual courses and gives its members an up-to-date record of the points that they have collected throughout the year.
Stephen Jacob, CEO of BASIS PROMPT, said: “Our register was formed as part of an industry-wide commitment to raising standards within the pest control industry and, 20 years later, we are as committed to that aim as ever.
“We are very proud of what we have achieved alongside our members and supporters, who have wholeheartedly engaged with our belief in continuing professional development as the best way for the industry to improve.”
Mr Jacob said it is vital for the health of the pest control sector that technicians continue to invest in ongoing training rather than resting on their laurels once they have gained their initial qualification.
“By doing so, they will ensure they keep pace with the latest changes in technology, good practice and classifications in an industry that never stands still,” he said.