Reference Quantity: ST0429

Particulars of ordinary

Overview of the position

Pest management refers back to the regulation or administration of a species often called a pest and which may be perceived to be detrimental to an individual’s well being, the setting or the economic system. A Pest Management Technician works inside a variety of commercial, industrial and home environments. Examples embrace, however usually are not restricted to, manufacturing / warehouse websites, workplace buildings, retail premises, lodges / eating places, hospitals colleges and residential properties. Inside these environments, they cope with issues brought about both by:

  • Saved product pests which infest and harm all kinds of supplies akin to dried foodstuffs, animal merchandise and cloth; and
  • Pests that are of serious public well being significance and which have to be managed to halt the unfold of illness and / or allergic reactions

Pest species are categorised into two important teams: vertebrates and invertebrates. The primary distinction is that vertebrates (akin to birds, mice, rats, foxes and so forth) have a spine or spinal column whereas invertebrates (akin to bugs, beetles and moths) don’t.

The Pest Management Technician might want to use their data of pest biology and behavior to survey websites, establish ranges of pest infestations, decide applicable actions to eradicate pests and forestall re-infestation, making certain always that present laws is adhered to.

Work usually consists of routine proactive visits and one off reactive visits to unravel instant pest points. They could work inside a crew or alone. They need to function in a secure method, notably when dealing with traps and chemical compounds and they need to talk with all varieties of buyer to make sure that they’re totally briefed about remedy programmes and any related dangers referring to remedy. Pest Management Technicians should proceed to maintain their pest management data updated and preserve skilled requirements and correct data always.

Length of Apprenticeship

Have to be a minimal of 12 months to finish, usually 18 months.

Entry necessities

decided by particular person employers. Topic to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Usually apprentices could have a minimal of 4 GCSEs, grade C or above, (or equal) together with Maths and English. Apprentices recruited with out the minimal will probably be required to have achieved Stage 1 English and Maths and take the check for degree 2 previous to taking their end-point evaluation. 

Information and Understanding of:


  • Organisational insurance policies and procedures and the way your position throughout the organisation impacts on others
  • Your organisation’s totally different buyer varieties (industrial, public sector, home and so forth)

Environmental affect

  • The affect of chemical pest management exercise on the setting together with air, water, vegetation, soil and wildlife

Well being and Security

  • Private tasks to your self and others from pest management exercise
  • Necessities for working at top or in confined areas, drains or below loading platforms
  • Dangers and varieties of illness and remedy

Meals security

  • The impacts of pest management on meals security


  • The confines of related regulation and laws and the requirement of product labels and knowledge sheets to make sure the protection of your self, these round you and the setting

Buyer Service

  • Tips on how to talk successfully to all buyer varieties, together with senior administration and operational workers inside industrial companies in addition to residential householders
  • The totally different wants and priorities of shoppers to make sure a constructive buyer expertise


  • Totally different strategies of efficient {and professional} communication
  • Perceive tips on how to interact with prospects (inside and exterior)


  • The gear and know-how related to the job position together with (however not restricted to) digital units (telephones and tablets), fundamental security equipment, private safety gear (PPE), traps, sprayers, baiting bins, torches and dusters.
  • The applying processes, monitoring and management procedures and communication necessities of all gear and digital units.

Pest Administration and Management

  • Built-in Pest Administration and Management – a preventative, long-term, low toxicity technique of controlling pests. Implementation of this technique would require a bespoke answer dependent for every location.
  • Causes vertebrate and invertebrate (see overview part) pests have to be managed
  • Goal vertebrate and invertebrate pests and non-target species biology, behaviour, habitats, impacts and proof
  • Life cycle of pests
  • Perform an efficient website survey / inspection
  • When and tips on how to produce and use website and environmental Danger and COSHH assessments
  • Differing types and effectiveness of non-chemical and chemical controls for various vertebrate and invertebrate pest species
  • Protected and efficient programs of motion for controlling present infestations
  • Measures for sustaining pest free circumstances together with proofing and hygiene
  • Segregation and disposal of waste generated on account of pest management practices together with humane despatch and disposal of carcases
  • Buyer dealing with and inside documentation required according to present laws, greatest observe and inside firm necessities


Abilities necessities 


  • Talk successfully in any respect ranges
  • Be capable to cope with buyer battle and problem
  • Be capable to work as a part of a crew
  • Guarantee equality always – deal with all prospects as equals
  • Prioritise your workload and handle buyer expectations

Pest Administration

  • Accurately establish goal pests and non-target species
  • Full website surveys / inspections to incorporate figuring out pests current, entry factors and different elements that might entice or maintain pests on the location.
  • Choose and use monitoring and management measures most applicable for a website, adhering to the danger hierarchy when utilizing rodenticides
  • Calculate volumes and areas for particular remedy varieties and adjust to label and private safety gear necessities
  • Use chemical and bodily pest management units and instruments safely and successfully
  • Abide by rules and laws necessities
  • Make and clarify applicable suggestions and dangers to prospects to help management and forestall re-infestation – together with submit remedy procedures
  • Keep and calibrate utility and management gear
  • Keep correct documentation to help prospects with the audit processes and to keep up a log of exercise for future reference.
  • Eliminate pest management waste and carcasses adhering to laws and / or regulation pointers 


  • Be punctual
  • Keep an applicable private look
  • Guarantee work exercise is prioritised and accomplished appropriately
  • Take possession for retaining your service and product data updated.

Determination making

  • Resolve on greatest strategies of infestation management and be accountable for selections made
  • Make selections in accordance with laws, codes of observe and firm insurance policies
  • Remedy issues safely, effectively and well timed
  • Know when and tips on how to search assist


 Behavioural Necessities


  • Perceive your organisation.
  • Perceive your organisation’s techniques and assets
  • Reveal skilled satisfaction within the job via applicable costume and constructive and assured language
  • Be capable to organise your self, prioritise your individual workload and work to satisfy deadlines
  • Reveal the corporate and business values always
  • Function pretty, respectfully and with integrity
  • Guarantee equality by treating all prospects as equals
  • Obtain good product and repair data
  • Assume clearly and stay calm always
  • Take heed to peoples’ views and sensitivities concerning animals and pest management

Skilled Recognition and Profession Development

This customary is recognised by the British Pest Management Affiliation (BPCA). The completion of this apprenticeship will result in eligibility to turn out to be a BPCA registered Pest Management Technician.


This apprenticeship customary is a degree 2

Customary evaluate date:

This customary will probably be reviewed after a most of three years.

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