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Pest problems solved with the WoolSafe Organisation
With carpet beetles and other textile pest presenting a real and growing problem, professional carpet technicians would be well advised to take a place on a brand new course from The WoolSafe Organisation, starting this year.
'The Control & Treatment of Textile Insect Pests' will give all professional carpet technicians the necessary expertise to deal with these destructive bugs and is fully compliant with COPR (Control of Pesticide Regulations) Requirements with successful attendees receiving TIP numbers. Trainees who are Clean Trust (IICRC) members will also receive one Continuing Education Credit (CEC).
The one-day course covers a broad syllabus with the goal of giving attendees a good understanding of textile insect pests and the appropriate method for their removal. Covering insect biology, metamorphosis, reproductive strategy, identification, lifecycles, moths, beetles, fleas, PPE requirements, Health & Safety and application of the relevant treatments; the course is invaluable for all those involved in the maintenance of carpet who wish to expand their operations to include this in-demand service.
Steve Bakker, marketing manager, WoolSafe explains the reason for introducing the course in 2012:
"With cases of textile pests on the rise, carpet technicians are coming across the destruction caused by carpet beetles and moths on an increasingly frequent basis. However, with the specialist nature and strict controls of pesticide use, many technicians would have to pass the case on, losing vital revenue. Now thanks to this new course by WoolSafe, members can use their new knowledge to rid homes and commercial properties of these damaging pests as well as improve customer service and maximise potential revenue."
The course is tutored in the UK by Julie Roberts of Chemspec Europe and it is next scheduled for 16th April 2012.
16th February 2012