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BASIS Registration Ltd offer a wide range of training courses of relevance to the agricultural, amenity, fertiliser and environmental industries.

Wildlife Aware

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The Wildlife Aware training course is provided by the Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) in collaboration with BASIS.

The Wildlife Aware course will explore the conflicting requirements for rodenticides. The course is NOT a course on basic rodent control. The course will increase understanding of current levels of contamination of wildlife to rodenticides, explain the main primary and secondary routes of exposure of wildlife from rodenticides and alert competent professionals to the techniques that should be adopted to minimise wildlife exposure during rodent pest management in rural settings.

Who is this course for?

The course is primarily aimed at those who offer a service of rodent pest management to farming enterprises and other businesses in rural areas. In particular, professional pest controllers and the employees of local authorities involved in pest control will find the course, and the accompanying accreditation scheme, advantageous in their activities.

The course is also relevant to those involved in game-rearing and who carry out rodent pest control as a part of such activities. Farm contractors and farm employees who conduct rodent pest management as a routine part of their duties will also benefit from the course. Those who attend the course should have already attended training courses in rodent pest management so that they are fully competent in the use of anticoagulant rodenticides.

While not the main target audience for the course, those involved in wildlife conservation may find the course useful towards familiarisation with rodent pest management techniques and best practice in avoiding unwanted wildlife impacts.

Benefits

This accreditation is intended to signal to prospective customers that those who hold the accreditation will work to the highest standards to achieve effective pest control with minimum adverse effects on wildlife and the wider environment. Accredited technicians will be able to use the licensed “Wildlife Aware” logo as a visual representation of their skill and increased competence.

Course contents

  • Why Control Rodents?
  • Rodent Species – identification and behaviour
  • How to control rodents on farms
  • Environmental Impacts of Rodenticides
  • The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use

Entry Requirements

Those who attend the course are expected already to possess proficiency through practical experience and prior training in rodent pest management, and to have obtained relevant qualifications such as those offered by the Royal Society for the Protection of Health (RSPH) and City & Guilds, or equivalents.

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BASIS Rat Control for Gamekeepers

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The training provided by this course gives thorough understanding of rodent pests and their management in the context of gamekeeping operations. As a subsidiary aim, the course also provides training for those who conduct rodent pest management operations in and around farmsteads. 

The purpose of the certificate provided on completion of the course, and on reaching the required standard in the subsequent examination, is to fulfil the requirement given on the labels of ‘professional only’ anticoagulant rodenticides relating to the training of gamekeepers. This is set out in documents which describe the objectives and operation of the UK SGAR (Second-Generation Anticoagulants Rodenticide) Stewardship Regime published by Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) UK and the Health and Safety Executive (see further reading). 

The certificate provides ‘proof of professional competence’, in particular for those who wish to purchase and use rodenticide products that are labelled for use only by ‘professionals’. Candidates who are, or are intending to carry out such management will be better equipped to carry out their professional duties safely, efficiently and humanely. 

The CRRU UK Training Framework Document (see further reading) sets out a total of 13 ‘subject areas’ which must be addressed in CRRU-approved courses. This course is prepared in order to provide information on each of these subject areas concomitant with the requirements of gamekeepers. The syllabus covers the management of rodents, health and safety and accident prevention, legislation, the decision-making processes which permit the least severe by effective management interventions to be adopted. 


Who is this course for?

The course is primarily aimed at those who conduct operations of rodent pest management on game shoots, farming enterprises and other businesses in rural areas in which rodent pests are potentially detrimental. It is also useful for managers who supervise and are responsible for others who carry out these duties. 

While not the main target audience for the course, those involved in wildlife conservation may find the course useful towards familiarisation with rodent pest management techniques and best practice in avoiding unwanted wildlife impacts while conducting rodent pest management in the context of habitat modification and wildlife conservation. 

Those who attend the course are expected to have some practical experience of vertebrate management, in particular rodent control, in rural situations. 

Course contents

1. Environmental Impacts of Rodenticides 
  
2. Why Control Rodents?

3. Rodenticides and Rodent Species

4. Controlling Rats on Farms 

5. Rat Control by Gamekeepers Away From Buildings 

6. The Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use 

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Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control

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The ‘Killgerm Principles of Rodent Control’ certification is approved certification in line with the requirements of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime. The training provided by this course gives thorough understanding of rodent pests and their management in the context of public health pest control operations.

The purpose of the certificate provided on completion of the course, and on reaching the required standard in the subsequent examination, is to fulfil the requirement given on the labels of anticoagulant rodenticides relating to the certification of professional pest controllers.  This is set out in documents which describe the objectives and operation of the UK Rodenticide Stewardship Regime published by CRRU UK and the Health and Safety Executive (see further reading).

The syllabus has been designed to allow the training to be carried out in a single day. The structure of the day does not permit practical sessions but the training is intended to provide useful practical advice. Where theoretical material is presented, a clear linkage to practical outcomes is provided throughout. While it is classroom-based, the content of the course emphasises practical implementation throughout. For example, bait boxes and various traps (live capture and spring traps) are demonstrated.


Who is this course for?

The course is designed for those who conduct operations of rodent pest management in the professional and local authority public health pest control sector.

The course is designed for operators entering the industry or for existing operators requiring an update.

Course contents

The training course is divided into eight course modules:

1.            Rodent and non-target biology and behaviour
2.            Reasons for control
3.            Signs of infestation and inspecting for rodents
4.            Legislation relevant to rodent control
5.            Non-chemical treatments
6.            Chemical treatments
7.            Reporting and Risk Assessments
8.            Environmental impact of rodenticides & CRRU Code

Entry Requirements

Course participants are not required to possess any prior practical experience or hold other certificates relevant to pest control.

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