Pest Legislation for the hospitality & food service industries in Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.
24 HOUR PROFESSIONAL PEST CONTROL FOOD SERVICE & HOSPITALITY INDUSTRIES.
HOSPITALITY & FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRY PEST LEGISLATION:
EXTRACT - FOOD HYGIENE (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 1990 (UNDER REGULATIONS 2(B) AND 4 (C))
The above regulations state that "The walls, floors, doors, windows, ceiling, woodwork and all other parts of the structure of every food room shall be kept clean and shall be kept in such good order, repair and condition as to prevent, so far as reasonably practicable the entry of birds, and any risk of infestation by rats, mice, insects or other pests".
EXTRACTS FOOD SAFETY ACT 1990
Section 21 provides the defence of "due diligence" in any proceedings for an offence if the person charged is able to prove that all reasonable precautions were taken and due diligence exercised to avoid the offence being committed. Actions taken to prevent or control pests by engaging the services of authority or commercial pest control services may be put forward as part of a due diligence defence. It is recommended that any establishment that stores, prepares, holds, cooks or serves food for human consumption, including packaged confectionery, engage the services of a pest control company.
FOOD SAFETY (GENERAL FOOD HYGIENE) REGULATIONS 1995
Chapter 1 section 2 c of the above regulations (Legal requirements) states that "Food businesses must take all reasonable precautions to prevent food pests, namely rats, mice, cockroaches, and flying insects gaining entry into food storage and preparation areas". This is to prevent the contamination of foodstuffs.
Chapter 11 section 1 d of the above regulations (Legal requirement) states that "Windows and other openings which can be opened to the outside environment must where necessary be fitted with insect proof screens".
It goes on to say that windows must be screened if:
- They open directly into food preparation areas.
- They are opened for ventilation during food preparation.
- Screening is necessary to prevent a risk of infestation and / or contamination.
PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE INCLUDE:
- Fines of up to £20,000 for each offence
- 6 months to 2 years' imprisonment
- Unlimited fines in Crown Court
- Closure of premises
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of business and profits
FURTHER LEGISLATION RELATING TO PEST CONTROL:
- The Environmental Protection Act 1990
- Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949
- The Protection of Animals Act 1911
- Protection of Animals (Amendment) Act 1927
- The Destructive Imported Animals Act 1932
- Public Health Act 1936
- Public Health Act 1961
- The Prevention of Damage by Rabbits Act 1939
- Agriculture Act 1947
- Control of Pollution Act 1974
- Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
- The Poisons Act 1972
- The Government Act 1972
- Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 and the Public Health (Infectious Diseases) Regulations 1968
- Pests Act 1954
- The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation 1988
- Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986
- The Wildlife and Countryside (Amendment) Act 1985
- Animal Health Act 1981
- Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 and the dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 (Modification) Order 1984
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TREATMENT & CONTROL for Business in Manchester, Stockport & Cheshire.
Protec Manchester Residential pest control offers a 24 hour 7days a week pest control service.
Protec Residential Pest Control Manchester, also covers Stockport and Cheshire areas, pest treatment and irradication with a same day service.
We provide a safe and efficient pest control service in your area, and are fully qualified in all aspects of pest control.
All prices are fixed over the phone before we arrive.
Please beware of rogue trades who quote a low price over the phone, We have recently become aware of companies operating in the area who's costs can be ten times what a reputable local company will charge.
PROTEC PEST CONTROL MANCHESTER will treat the pest infestation using bait stations in safe locations. pest are neophobic and may be reluctant to approach DIY bait stations. Our pest control operatives are experienced in identifying and locating runs and places of harbourage, and the placement and use of bait to overcome bait shyness. We also provide tamper-resistant stations, having regard to all the circumstances of the infestation, the premises, the people involved and with minimal disruption to business, where appropriate.
Protec Pest control can arrange to treat your pest problem, and offer a 24 hour 7 days week pest control service.
A thorough inspection of infested premises will ascertain the extent of the infestation, since the measures necessary for control will depend on whether the infestation is established and widely distributed throughout the premises, or recently introduced and likely to be more used.
To eradicate the infestation it will be necessary to treat the premises thoroughly with suitable insecticides, including the beds, other furniture and harbourages of infested rooms. A professional pest control organisation such as Protec Pest control who will treat your pest problem in a professional manner. Protec pest control cover Manchester, Stockport and cheshire for pest treatment. The detection and thorough treatment of all pest hiding places is a job which requires experience in order to completely eradicate the infestation and prevent recurrence.
Many people think they can treat the pest problem themselves, only to find that they make the infestation worse by purchasing household pest control treatments from DIY outlets (B&Q, Homebase, Focus DIY, Taskers, Wickes etc.) with a low dosage of insecticide. This may prove to be an expensive waste of time and money.
Protec Pest Control operatives are specifically trained to identify the causes of infestations and to provide an effective solution to your pest control problem with advice to prevent any infestation recurring.
Protec Residential pest control Manchester offers a pest control services to hotels, restaurants, schools, offices, shops, factories, fast food outlets and other commercial premises in Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire.
Protec Pest Control use unmarked vehicles, to protect your privacy. Protec Pest control covers Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Stockport areas for residential, commercial, business & domestic pest control.
Call us today for more information on our pest control services on 0161 448 1782.