Pest Management Training

Identify and tackle pests before they become a problem with our Pest Management Training course. This comprehensive IIRSM-approved four-module course teaches how to identify and control pests. Participants will learn the signs and consequences of infestation, along with recognised pest management systems to tackle outbreaks and ensure ongoing prevention. This Pest Management Training course is ideal for facilities managers, property managers, general managers, warehouse managers or anyone in charge of a property where pests are a potential issue.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations

Certificate on completion

Simple login & user access

The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Learn why pest control is necessary

Identify different types of pests, their associated problems and signs of infestation

Understand your legal duties when it comes to managing pests

Learn methods to prevent pests and control their impact

Explore different approaches to pest management

This training course is approved by:

Pest Management Training

£95.00 +VAT

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £95.00
6 - 10 £82.49
11 - 20 £74.99

About This Pest Management Course

Our online Pest Management Training course equips professionals in the food, agriculture, healthcare, hospitality, retail and manufacturing sectors with the necessary expertise to effectively manage pest issues. Participants learn to identify various pests—such as insects, mites, rodents, animals and birds—and apply tailored control methods.

By taking this course, participants acquire knowledge on:

  • Recognised pest management systems
  • Different types of pests
  • Signs of pest infestation
  • Control measures for each type of pest
  • Relevant legislation and their legal duties
  • Stages of pest control

Why is Pest Management Training Important?

Pests pose a significant threat by contaminating food supplies, spreading diseases and compromising public health. Their presence can also result in substantial economic losses and contribute to environmental degradation. Under the law, you must control any risks of pests on your property.

This pest management training course helps businesses reduce the risks that pests pose to public health and food safety. It teaches them ways to identify various pests and outlines strategies to prevent pests from causing harm.

By taking this course, businesses can safeguard their premises, products and reputation. It ensures legal compliance, reduces health risks and minimises the potential for economic losses from pest damage.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

According to the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949, employers must carry out pest control when there is a significant risk of damage being caused by pests.

The Food Safety Act 1990 also requires businesses to take proper precautions to prevent pests from contaminating the food.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, although not directly linked to pest control, requires employers to take the necessary measures to protect employees at work, which also includes pest control.

To meet these legal requirements and fulfil their duties, employers must:

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments to identify pest-related hazards
  • Take appropriate measures to prevent pest infestations
  • Detect signs of pest activity
  • Take prompt action to address the infestation using suitable control methods
  • Provide employees with information and training regarding pest control measures and procedures
  • Maintain accurate records of pest control activities
  • Engage professional pest control services when necessary
  • Ensure compliance with relevant legislation

Failure to fulfil these duties can result in legal repercussions, including fines, penalties and prosecution. It can also lead to reputational damage and pose serious health and safety risks.

Course Outline

4 Modules

Approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

This course contains the following modules:

Discusses what pests are, their categories, problems they cause, relevant legislation, legal duties of businesses to manage pests and pest management approaches.

Explores the five main stages of pest control: Avoid, Block, Destroy, Remove, Repeat (ABDRR) approach and the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.

Discusses different types of mites and insects, the problems they cause, signs of infestation and effective strategies for their management.

Discusses rodents and different types of animal and bird pests, the problems they cause, signs of infestation and strategies to effectively manage them.

Why Choose Pest Management Training with Human Focus

Study anytime & in bite-size sessions

More affordable than in-person training

Discounts on volume purchases

Excellent trainee support

Equips trainees with knowledge and skills for effective pest management

Supports compliance with relevant legislation

Ready to Get Started?

We have trained over thousands of organisations towards more
legislative compliance. Let us help your organisation too!

Pest Management Training Certification

Pest Management Training Certification

End of Course Assessment

At the end of the course, users must complete an assessment before earning their certification.

The end-of-course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice

A score of 80% is required to pass the test.

What does my certificate include?

The pest management training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and name of the approval body.

An IIRSM-approved certificate will be available for download and printing instantly upon course completion.

Customer Feedback

customer feedback

Got a question?

Give us a call on 01737 647 882 or Email us at enquiries@humanfocus.co.uk

Our experts are on hand to assist either via email or phone. They are available Monday to Friday 9 am – 5.30 pm.