Pests can ruin your business!
Appoint a Professional
Can you afford to leave something as important as pest management to chance? Look for the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) logo and appoint a professional to protect your business.
By choosing a BPCA member you can be sure that staff will have been properly trained and that the highest standards are met.
Professional agreements include:
- Operations completed under Industry Codes of Practice;
- Preventative measures;
- Comprehensive management reporting system;
- A document system to prove ‘due diligence’ – an essential defence against potential prosecution;
- Risk and COSHH assessments to ensure compliance with legislation
And, of course
The expertise to deal with any pest infestations
Without effective control, pests have the potential to:
- Increase contamination and spread disease
- Cause costly damage to your property, product or stock held
- Destroy your reputation
Prevent contamination and disease
If you followed a fly for a day, you wouldn’t want to eat for a week!
Insects, rodents and birds can easily contaminate food, operational equipment and work surfaces with their excreta, hairs or body parts, giving rise to ‘foreign’ body’ complaints.
Many carry bacteria or possibly parasites which may be passed on to humans, increasing the public health risk.
Safeguard your investment
Pests can reduce the value of raw materials and supplies!
Rats and mice have caused serious fires by gnawing away the insulation around electrical cables, floods by puncturing pipes or could simply eat from a wide variety of stock material.
Insect infestations can be expensive too. They can halt production processes, cause whole consignments to be rejected, lead to full product recalls or worse, the loss of contracts.
Bird droppings from pigeons and starlings will cause buildings to become unsightly, while their nests can block guttering or chimney flues and even act as an insect reservoir.
Protect your reputation
- Your reputation and business may never recover from a pest infestation.
- Prosecutions and fines for pest-infested premises are guaranteed to make the news headlines, frightening customers away.
- Lost business means lost profits and there are many situations where loss of consumer confidence has forced businesses to close.
Keep on the right side of the law
The Health and Safety at Work Act ensures that the working environment does not contain any hazards that may affect the health of employees.
In the food sector, the Food Safety Act goes further to cover any vehicles used to carry food, as well as the production process of food itself.
Due diligence requires that premises are kept as pest-free as is practicable.
The penalties for failure to comply can be severe – complete and immediate closure of premises; fines of up to £20,000 or up to 6 months in prison!
Environmental Health Officers (E.H.O.), Notice of Possible Prosecution or Legal Action,
At Multipest we offer a solution for every situation. If you have any current pest problems or are looking for a long term prevention plan we can help. Our team of experienced professionals are ready to assist. We are used to working with Environmental Health Officers, so if you have been issued with notice, prosecution, legal action or advised to implement urgent pest control measures, don’t worry, just call us and we will work out the exact plan of action which is right for you.
Call 0800 024 2933 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance
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