Safe Use of Biocides for Professional Users

Demonstrate to customers, clients and employers your expertise in the use of biocides by taking our safe use of biocides for professional users course. 

Over the past few years the use of biocides has seen restrictions that have affected the availability of timber protection chemicals. To counter this and demonstrate a candidates’ experience and skill in the correct, safe and effective use of biocides; the PCA has developed a Professional Users of Biocides Register that you will automatically be added onto following completion of the course, together with passing the short assessment at the end of the day.

To get your operatives qualified and on the approved biocide register, contact us on 01480 400 000 or contact us online to find out more about the safe use of biocides course. Alternatively, register today by completing our online booking form.

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Who is the use of biocides training for?

This course is designed for technicians, trademen or anyone that works with and uses biocides on a regular basis. 

Being able to prove your credentials in the safe use of biocides enables you to put the public’s mind at ease and will provide you with the skills and confidence to carry out timber treatments to the highest industry standard.

Structure of the safe use of biocides course

This one-day course will look at a selection of elements and will involve a short exam at the end of the day. Candidates who pass will receive a ‘Professional Biocide User’ identification card and be added to the Professional Users of Biocides Register.

The course will cover:
  • Wood preservatives and Biocides—what, why, when and where?
  • Causes of wood decay and basic identification skills (insects, fungi)
  • Environmental control as part of remedial treatment
  • Practical application skills
  • Legislative framework – key information

After the successful completion of the course and exam, all candidates that pass will be added to the Professional Users of Biocides Register for the Protection of Timber in Buildings. This register will provide a reference point for both suppliers and consumers who want to verify the professionalism of applicators, while also acting as a means by which professional users can differentiate themselves from companies that have committed to the letter of the product approval requirements.

What are the benefits of the biocide course?

  • Recognition for the knowledge of your technicians
  • Accreditation issued for safe use of biocides
  • Included on an independent Professional Users of Biocides Register
  • A PCA ‘Professional Biocide User’ identification card  (renewable every 5 years)
  • Confidence for suppliers and clients with employee knowledge
Summary: Dates and fees
Level:Technician
Duration:One day
When:March 2021- Weds 10th
July 2021- Weds 7th
October 2021- Weds 6th
December 2021- Thurs 9th
Fees:Members: £95+ VAT, non-members: £150+ VAT

Please note that there are a limited number of places on each training course and places can only be reserved with full payment.  Please check back here for additional dates as they are announced.

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Ensure customers, clients and employers trust and feel safe in your capabilities applying biocides within properties by registering for our unique training course. To register, simply click to complete our online booking form to reserve your preferred date.

Alternatively, you you have a question or query, feel free to get in touch on 01480 400 000 or complete our online form below.

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