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14 June 2018

New Code of Best Practice: The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control

The new Code of Best Practice for The Use of Air Guns in Pest Control is now available to download.  

BPCA Codes of Best Practice (COBP) are written rules which explain how people working in the pest management industry should behave in a particular situation.

This code aims to make operators within the pest industry aware of their responsibilities when using air guns.

New BPCA Code of Best Practice Air Guns Released

Compliance with BPCA Codes of Best Practice is mandatory for all BPCA members.

All BPCA servicing members that use air guns for the management of pest species should familiarise themselves with the document and communicate its contents with their team.

Read the code now

The code includes a safe and legal process for using an air rifle for the management of pests.

“This has been a difficult code to produce, requiring lots of input from many BPCA members and government departments. The legal basis for using an air gun varies in England and Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, so the code we’ve produced had to reflect that. Air guns are a valuable, humane tool in the hands of properly trained pest management professionals. By following this code, you’ll keep your practice safe, legal and professional.

Dee Ward-Thompson, BPCA Technical Manager

The Code of Best Practice is freely available to everyone through the BPCA website, meaning it’s available in full to non-members and the general public.

If you know of an issue or situation that you feel needs a Code or guidance document producing, please contact us, and the Servicing Committee will then discuss it.

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