Leaflets for the Code of Practice for Using Plant Protection Products
We have produced seven short, separate leaflets to help you read important advice and guidance from the code of practice but without you having to go all the way through it. These leaflets do not replace the code of practice but might be easier for some of you to print off and have at hand.
- Amenity - If you work in the amenity sector you used to have a voluntary code of practice – the Orange Code. But this is replaced by the new code of practice for using plant protection products. This revised code is statutory and all professional users should make sure they read and understand it.
- Record Keeping - As from 1 January this year, every farmer and grower MUST keep records of all of their pesticide or biocide treatments to food for people or feed for livestock. The code covers this in Section 6, but this leaflet highlights this legal requirement.
- Emergency Procedures - The new code covers emergency procedures in a much more straightforward way. You can give this leaflet out to your workers or pin it to a notice board so that everyone concerned with applying pesticides will know what to do in an emergency situation.
- Writing and Managing Contracts - We want to encourage those who manage tenders and contracts to look carefully at what they are asking for and how contractors perform. This leaflet helps you organise what you should do.
- Waste management and disposal - The Waste Management (England and Wales) Regulations came into force early 2006. Rules have changed about how you dispose of waste. This leaflet gives you the important points of waste management legislation in relation to pesticides.
- Mixing Services - The sixth leaflet in our series gives you important information on mixing products and using mixing services. Read this leaflet if you use mixtures of two or more pesticide products, pesticides and listed adjuvants or pesticides and another additive.
- Public Access - We found out that the paragraph in the code about using pesticides on or near public rights of way and places of public access did not give the right information about the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. We have amended paragraph 3.7.4 in the code of practice and, to make sure that the information is widely available, we have produced a leaflet explaining about pesticide use in areas where the general public travels and roams.
- Reduced Volume - The eighth leaflet in our series gives you step by step guidance on making decisions on whether to reduce the amount of water you use with your pesticide concentrate.
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