Servicing Criteria

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Officers of the business must not be undischarged bankrupts.

Officers include directors of the company or the senior management level within companies.

Contacting

The business must not contract any work involving the eradication and control of pest species except to other BPCA members.

Insurance

The business must, as a minimum, hold the following insurances:

  • Any business with employees - minimum £10m Employers Liability Insurance
  • Minimum of £2m Public and Products Liability Insurance.

Depending on the nature of the contracts held, the business of your clients or the work you carry out, insurance requirements may be greater. Please consult your broker for their advice.

Find out more about specialist pest control insurance through our recommended partner Bradshaw Bennett.

Codes of Conduct and Best Practice

The business undertakes to abide by Codes of Conduct and Practice, and BPCA Articles and Regulations of Association. This includes adherence to CRRU Codes of Practice and the CRRU Guidance for Internet Sales of Rodenticides.

Training

All staff involved in the eradication and control of pest species must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Award in Pest Management
  • RSPH/BPCA Level 2 Certificate in Pest Control
  • BPC Diploma Part I [previously BPC Diploma]
  • RSPH Certificate in Pest Control
  • NVQ in Pest Control

If your staff do not hold any of the above qualifications or the business specialises in a particular area (e.g. fumigation), please contact the BPCA office. Trainees under direct supervision have 18 months to pass the Level 2 Qualification for the company to remain members of BPCA.

Continual Professional Development (CPD)

All staff involved in the eradication and control of pest species must be members of a recognised CPD scheme, currently PROMPT and in-house schemes approved by BPCA.

Auditing

Companies agree to regular audit and assessment by BPCA.


BPCA reserve the right to seek evidence in support of any of the above criteria 


Ready to apply for full Servicing Membership?

When you're ready to apply, download the application form, fill it out and send it to membership@bpca.org.uk

Apply for Membership

What if I don't meet the criteria?

If you don't think full membership is for you, or you don't meet the Full Servicing Membership criteria, then you could apply to join the Probationary Scheme.

About the Probationary Scheme

Further support

If you need any further assistance or would like to know more about membership and becoming a Full Servicing Member, please contact our Membership Officer Rachel on rachel@bpca.org.uk or 01332 225 112.