The Global Pest Management Coalition released the Global Standards for the Pest Control Industry at PestWorld 2022 in Boston, Mass.
Titled A Global Framework for Pest Management Standards, this document serves as a guide around the world and gives Global Coalition members a tool that can be used to promote legislation in their country and professionalize the pest management industry in the world. world.
In October 2019, the Global Pest Management Coalition established a working group to create this framework. These standards detail a system that can be used to ensure that pest control professionals around the world are prepared to do their important work through the training, experience and support of an employer who must also meet to certain criteria. The levels outlined in the standards give professionals career milestones to aspire to. They can also be used as benchmarks that the industry can use to define and celebrate professionalism.
These guidelines are not intended to override any existing laws or regulations, including existing standards developed by pest control industry associations nor should this framework be construed as the standards of the Global Pest Management Coalition or its member organizations.
“The Global Standards are a unified charter of the global pest management community, to present a commitment to serve ‘public health’ across the world in a uniform and effective manner. These standards represent our solemn resolution to present to the world a common interface for pest control services globally,” said Viren Merchant, of Pest Control Associates in Mumbai, India, who was also a member of the standards working group. .
More importantly, this document is intended for countries that do not have any regulations on their structural pest control industry. This document gives industry leaders a comprehensive framework with which to begin working with regulators to put in place a system that defines skills/experience, minimum training, knowledge, and continuing education/education and recertification requirements of pest control professionals; the basic requirements that a company must meet; and what should be included in the documentation of services rendered. It is important to define professionalism through a system like the one presented here so that customers can make informed choices and trust the companies protecting their homes and businesses.
“The Global Pest Management Coalition (GPMC) Global Standards are undoubtedly the culmination of great effort and hard work by all its members, allowing us to have a reference document to professionalize and make the industry more competitive pest control. pest control around the world,” said Moises Capetillo Gonzalez, of ANCPUAC in Mexico and vice president of the coalition.
“We worked to develop the standards with colleagues who we believe represent our industry around the world. We also include what businesses need to do to follow this path. The end point is to ensure that only professionals work in our industry and that regulators, customers and the general public all see us as true professional technicians and technical directors, and see the companies that provide pest control services like professional companies,” added Alberto. Ponjoan de Depec, and former president of ADEPAP, the Association of Pest Control Companies of Catalonia (Spain), who was also part of the working group.