Our reporting paperwork is tailored to the pest control industry
Urban pest management
With several licensed pest controllers as members of our staff, we can assist you with any technical advice for common urban pests and help with identification and treatment of the not so common urban pests.
To assist you in undertaking urban pest management, we have developed a paperwork system that complies with the relevant State and Territory bodies.
We have developed the following paperwork to ensure that you meet the legislation requirements when undertaking your work.
- Pest Management Treatment Proposal (Pad 7) - for quoting and receipts when treating urban pests such as spiders, ants etc.
- Risk Assessment and Chemical Record Keeping (Pad 6) - for recording chemical applications and risk assessment for all work performed where pesticides are applied.
Termite & timber pest management
It is essential that any termite or timber pest work needs to be completed to the relevant Australian Standard and the product label or installation guides.
The Australian Standards that are relevant to termite or timber pest work are:
- AS3660.1-2014 Termite Management - New building work
- AS3660.2-2000 Termite Management - In and around existing buildings and structures - Guidelines
- AS3660.3-2014 Termite Management - Assessment criteria for termite management systems
- AS4349.0-2007 Inspection of Buildings - General requirements
- AS4349.3-2010 Inspection of Buildings - Timber Pest inspections
There is also a Code of Practice that applies to Prior to Purchase Timber Pest Inspections.
Rapid Solutions has developed a paperwork system that complies with the relevant Australian Standard and the Code of Practice. We also have our on line report system Report Writer which enables clients to quickly prepare inspection reports whilst onsite.
Fumigation involves the application of a fumigant, generally a gas or vapour, to eradicate a pest or sterilise grain or seed to prevent germination.
Fumigants must be registered with the APVMA. Some example of fumigants are
- Methyl Bromide
- Hydrogen Cyanide
- Propylene oxide
- Sulfuryl Fluoride
The Australian Standard relevant to fumigation work is AS 2476 -2008 General fumigation procedures.
Each State and Territory has different licensing requirements for those operators that wish to undertake fumigation work.
Chemical record keeping
It is a requirement of all States and Territories that records relating to all aspects of chemical usage are kept. These records should contain:
- Pesticide(s) and chemicals used
- Name of the person who applied the pesticide
- Date of use
- Address or location of area where the pesticides were used
- Application rates
- Mixing rates
- Location of the application areas (within premises or property)
- Target pests
These items can be obtained through quotations, invoices or receipts provided all relevant details are shown. We have a Risk Assessment and Chemical Record Keeping paperwork format that complies with the relevant legislation.
Some States & Territories have additional record keeping requirements. You should check with the relevant authority in your State or Territory for their specific requirement.
The various State and Territory occupational health and safety laws require a risk assessment to be carried our prior to the use of any chemicals. A risk assessment is required to ensure that the healthy and safety of other people, including the general public, are not put at risk whilst you conduct your business.
In conducting a risk assessment you should identify if there are:
- People, including children, present or in the vicinity
- Animals near the area to be treated
- Children's play areas or equipment in the area to be treated
- Edible vegetation that could be affected
- Aquatic systems, eg. fishponds, dams, creeks, rivers or drains, near the area to be treated
- Water held in tanks that could be affected
You also need to ensure that the weather conditions, especially the wind direction and strength, are suitable to undertake a chemical application.
We have developed a risk assessment and chemical record keeping paperwork system to help you in meeting your legislation and licence requirements.
State or Territory licensing
There is no national pest control technician licence in Australia. All the States and Territories have different licence requirements and regulations.
Visit our summary of state licencing for the most relevant information for your state. If you require further information this should be obtained from your relevant state or territories licencing authority.