For Your Business
Legislation places the legal responsibility on businesses to ensure that they take the necessary steps with regards to pest control on their premises. We offer a range of servicing agreements and pest control contracts to fulfil your businesses requirements. Whether you are a retail outlet, food establishment, factory, warehouse or farm we can tailor a regular servicing programme specifically to suit your businesses needs.
Fully compliant with current legislation, you can be assured that your business will be safe in our hands. We can provide written risk assessments, method statements, health & safety and environmental policies. Please find below some information on various acts and regulations that may be relevant to your business and why you might find it beneficial to undertake a regular pest monitoring or prevention programme:
Food Safety Act 1990
Businesses or organisations that are involved in the manufacturing, processing, storage, distribution, preparation, packaging or the selling of food must ensure that the food is fit for human consumption. It is an offence to supply, sell, advertise or be in possession of food that is not. Food premises must be kept in good condition, clean and free from rubbish that may attract pests. Food and food products must be prevented from being damaged or contaminated by pests.
Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations
This Act states that food must not be contaminated by any pest species and food premises should have suitable controls in place to do this. They should protect food against external sources of pests and must also avoid harbouring pests within their premises. Refuse stores should be designed and constructed to prevent pests gaining access and windows in food preparation, processing or treatment rooms must, where necessary, be fitted with insect-proof screens.
Health &Safety at Work etc. Act (Including Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations)
Employers must take the necessary measures to secure the health, safety and welfare of employees and other people, to avoid, for example, pathogenic diseases carried by pests, slippery conditions caused by bird droppings, bites from fleas and contamination of food by pests.