PROMPT - Local Authorities
How can you tell if your Pest Controller is a professional operator or just a smart talking amateur?
The BASIS PROMPT register is an industry initiative which provides independent proof that a pest controller has received proper professional training and has continued to update their expertise through Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Because registration has to be renewed each year, members of the register will always be aware of the most up-to-date techniques, products and legal obligations.
By encouraging their pest control technicians to achieve BASIS PROMPT status, local authorities providing an in-house service can ensure that their employees meet the highest standards of training and competence. They can also demonstrate that they value their workforce by providing professional career progression.
If a local authority employs a commercial firm to provide their pest control services, they can now ensure that the firm has a properly trained and qualified workforce by employing only contractors whose technicians are registered on BASIS PROMPT.
What is the advantage of only employing firms whose technicians are registered with BASIS PROMPT?
Pests that endanger our health, contaminate our food and environment and damage our property are best dealt with by professional pest controllers because successful treatments require a high degree of knowledge of biology, habits, habitats and control methods.
This is knowledge that only a professionally qualified pest controller will have gained as a result of training and experience. But not every firm which offers a commercial pest control service employs technicians who have this degree of knowledge.