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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) 

Hazard
Whatever the type of pest you have invading your property, whether you have rats in the garden, fleas bought in by the cat, squirrels in your loft or cockroaches in the kitchen, most likely a chemical treatment will be required to deal with your pest infestation; this may be a liquid insecticide spray or solid pellets of rodenticide. The chemicals we use to kill pests maybe harmful to humans and non-target species such as rat poison being eaten by water voles and these chemicals require control and regulation of use.  
 
All Aspects Pest Control abides by all legislation and best practises in the application, storage and handling of hazardous substances, using risk assessments to provide a safe framework for work and providing customers with all the necessary documentation for any poisons or chemicals left at their business address. Where possible we use trapping methods to kill moles, kill rats and mice and kill squirrels; All Aspects Pest Control has signed up to a voluntary code of conduct for responsible rodenticide use to protect our native wildlife. 
Pests as hazards
What is a hazardous substance? 
All our baits and poisons which we use to kill mice and kill rats are classed as hazardous substances and are always secured in appropriate containers under lock and key; our technicians are extensively trained in pest extermination and undergo continuous training to maintain their competency with a Government backed scheme. In the course of our pest extermination and pest fumigation in Reading, Woodley, Wokingham, Maidenhead and throughout Berkshire, we use dusts and powders, liquids, gels and gassing compunds to kill all manner of insects such as cockroaches and bedbugs; these are also secured at all times as they still pose a hazard to humans. 
During the course of their duties, our staff wear PPE to protect them from the cumulative negative effects of the poisons which they handle on a daily basis, all our operations are done to minimise exposure to both our customers and the public as well as non-target species. 
All our waste poison, containers and posioned rodents are class as hazardous waste and these are disposed off through a certified contractor and do not go into any landfill sites. 
 
Our COSHH Statement 
All Aspects Pest Control as professional pest control contractors are required by law to follow a strict code of conduct that has been set out under the COSHH Regulations 2002 and are responsible for ensuring that- 
All Aspects Pest Control assess the need to use a pesticide against any insect infestation and how risks will be controlled, we make a record of these risk assessments of pest control work carried out on our customer’s premises and give you safety data sheets on all products used by our technicians. 
All Aspects Pest Control keep records of the actual work carried out including which product was used, who did the treatment, which areas were treated, what PPE was used and how much product was applied. This information is contained in a Customer File which is left on site along with emergency contact details. 
All Aspects Pest Control has a written record of pesticide stocks at our store and assess the hazards to health from products stored at our premises in respect of ourselves, operatives, neighbours and emergency services personnel. 
All Aspects Pest Control maintain records of personal protective equipment (PPE) for use by our technicians, which we check regularly and log renewal dates. 
All Aspects Pest Control ensure vehicles moving around the Reading area are properly marked, equipped and pesticides are carried in a safe and secure manner, we also follow Guidance Note AIS 16 from the HSE on the “Guidance on storing pesticides for farmers and other professional users”. 
All Aspects Pest Control carry out regular reviews of the COSHH Regulations 2002 and ensures all our documentation is current 
All Aspects Pest Control ensures that its pest control technicians undergo full training and recieve continous professional development in the safe use of hazardous substances.