Making sure the building is soundly proofed and in good order.
Good Hygiene Practices
Ensuring rubbish is stored correctly, cleaning and controlling spillage's and damages, maintaining and enforcing cleaning schedules.
Electric fly killers, screens, insect monitors, non-toxic rodent traps, trapping, sealing and caulking infection and escape routes.
Rodent control with rodenticides, insecticide sprays, baiting.By working together and using the professional pest prevention tools available to Euroguard, we can bring UK infestations under control quickly and effectively.
By working together and using the professional pest prevention tools available to Euroguard, we can bring UK infestations under control quickly and effectively.
Why we need control of pests
Loss of commodity
Product loss e.g. weevil infested grain and harvests.
Loss of quality
Damage through insects feeding. Tainting - mites - cockroaches - excrement e.g. flour beetles. Sheer presence in food stuffs. Secondary effects - germ removed - hot spots in grain.
Loss of goodwill
Bad staff relations.
Prevention of disease
Cockroaches can carry salmonella. Mosquitoes - Malaria, parasitic worms.
Prevention of damage
Cockroaches and spider beetles are omnivorous and can damage goods other than foods, e.g. literature and tapestries.
Hide Beetle larvae can damage leather goods. Clothes moth larvae can damage textiles.
To prevent prosecution by the Environmental Health under prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 Food and Drugs Act 1955 Food Safety Act 1990 Food Hygiene (Amendment) Regulations 1990.
Why you need a pest contract
There are several major pieces of legislation associated with pests and pest prevention.
They affect businesses and organizations in the United Kingdom whether or not they handle food. The following is a brief summary of the relevant legislation and how a Euroguard contract helps you comply with the law. The major pieces of legislation are: Prevention of Damage by Pests Act Health and Safety at Work Act Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations The Food Safety Act The Food Safety (General Food Hygiene) Regulations The above legislation is enforced by various agencies but in particular Environmental Health Departments of local authorities and the Health and Safety Executive.
Failure to Comply
Your failure to comply can invoke substantial penalties. These vary according to the legislation and offence, but can include:
• Fines of up to £20,000 for each offence. • Unlimited fines in Crown courts. • Between six months and two years imprisonment. • Closure of premises. • Two years disqualification from catering • Loss of reputation, income and business profits
The treatments and advice we give will help to prevent you incurring these penalties.
If your business or organisation is involved with food in any way, then all the legislation listed previously applies. You are also required to ensure:
• Food rooms are free from infestation. • Food does not become contaminated. • Food rooms are kept clean and in good condition. • You take preventative measures to ensure that food does not become contaminated.
This may include: • Removal of waste or rubbish. • Fly screen doors or windows. • Pest control measures.
A service provided by Euroguard is designed to tackle each of these areas; • We deal with pests as they occur • We advise on pest prevention measures • We advise on pest contamination risks • We advise on good housekeeping measures Both actions taken and advice that we offer are recorded in detailed reports that are completed after every visit to your premises.
These written records, kept in your Euroguard folder will help to demonstrate that you have shown due diligence with regards to pest control and prevention.
Even if your business can be classed as non-food, pests can present a risk to your health, the safety and welfare of your employees, visitors to your premises and to your customers (Health and Safety at Work etc. Act).
For example: • The risk of fire as a result of Rodent damage to electrical cables. • The risk of disease from organisms and bacteria carried by pests. • The risk of bites from fleas, mites or lice. • The risk of accidents in slippery conditions as a result of bird fouling.
Suites G&H, Harmer House 3rd Floor 5 Harmer Street Gravesend, Kent DA12 2AP.