Legislation and Training
LEGISLATION & TRAINING
There are various laws in place that determine which bird species are classified as pests. These laws detail how, why and when they should be controlled, by whom and also how they should be disposed of. If is absolutely essential that these laws are abided by.
These laws are as follows:
Protection of Animals Act 1911 – 1927, Public Health Act 1961, Poisons Act 1972, Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, Food and Environmental Protection Act 1985, Environmental Protection Act 1990.
The General License produced by DEFRA outlines which birds are presently considered pests. The General License allows an authorized person to take damage or destroy the nests of certain listed species.
The following are presently listed as pest bird species: Hooded Crow, Collared Dove, Great Black-Backed Gull, Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Herring Gull, Jackdaw, Jay, Magpie, Feral Pigeon, Rook, Wood Pigeon, Canada Goose.
A thorough survey will be required to assess how the above birds should be controlled, but this survey is completely free of charge.
TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS
1st 4 Pigeon Control London provides unrivalled training, both internally and externally to assure that all work is carried out to the best possible standard. Our company is fully insured audited by the British Pest Control Association and member of BASIS (PROMPT).
ALL OF OUR BIRD CONTROL TECHNICIANS ARE:
- BPCA / RSPH level 2 certified
- IOSH (Health & Safety) trained and certificated for working at height
- IPAF qualified to use moveable elevated working platforms
- CSCS qualified to allow work within the construction industry
- PASMA qualified to use towers safely
- PAL Powered Access Licences held
- Regularly internally and externally trained in accordance to PROMPT
- Failing to train is training to fail