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WHO WE ARE

BASIS is an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries.

BASIS is a registered charity (No. 1077006) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England (No. 1365343)

In practice this means that BASIS:

  • Offers a range of examinations and recognised qualifications for people working in the pesticide, fertiliser and related sectors
  • Operates an annual inspection scheme to audit pesticide stores and ensure their operation presents minimal risk to people and the environment
  • Manages the Professional Registers for qualified pesticide and fertiliser advisers and for public health pest control professionals
  • Operates the BASIS Advanced Contractor Certification Scheme (BACCS) and the new Amenity Assured standard to raise and maintain good practice standards in the amenity and industrial pesticide sectors
  • Provides a forum for industry trade associations and other stakeholders to discuss how professional standards can be maintained, improved and promoted
  • Works closely with industry, the regulatory authorities and government to promote and develop professional standards

Please click here to download the BASIS Ethical Sponsorship Policy

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