UK professional CPD register BASIS PROMPT has been invited to attend the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use Ireland (CRRU Ireland)’s next task force meeting to represent the country’s pest control professionals.
Stephen Jacob, BASIS PROMPT’S CEO, will travel to the Republic in November after he was invited by the CRRU’s chairman to attend the meeting, which is designed to inform delegates of developments in the industry and discuss future requirements.
BASIS PROMPT is already a stakeholder in CRRU UK and the invitation will help to raise its profile in Ireland after it was officially recognised last year by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) as an appropriate CPD scheme for operators who, by law, are required to carry out CPE in order to earn and maintain a place on DAFM’s professional register.
Everyone on the register is issued with a Pest Management Trained Professional User (PMU) number without which they cannot buy rodenticides, in line with requirements set out on product labels under EU Biocidal Products Regulations.
PROMPT experienced a boost in numbers of members in the Republic following the recognition and the DEFM has recently agreed to let its members display their PMU number on their BASIS PROMPT membership cards from January 2020.
Mr Jacob said: “We have been liaising with CRRU Ireland for the past 18 months and we’re very pleased to have been invited to the next task force meeting because we will be able to represent our growing membership in the Republic.
“BASIS PROMPT has been a stakeholder in CRRU UK for some time and it’s the best stewardship campaign that I have come across, because there is true involvement from everyone, including the operators, the authorities and the whole supply chain.
“We are proud to be the only independent and most established professional membership scheme in the UK and Ireland so we are ready to offer our help and sharing our expertise in whatever way is requested of us.”
For more information about BASIS PROMPT visit www.basis-prompt.co.uk.