If a Builders Merchant/Hardware Retailer wishes to continue selling Plant Protection Products either for Professional or Non-Professional use then they must successfully complete the relevant training programme. A laminated Pesticide information flyer for in-store use produced by Animal & Plant Health Association is available with this issue of The Hardware Journal and additional copies are available from Hardware Association Ireland.
From 26th November 2015, a registered distributor/retailer must be available at all times at the point of sale to ensure that adequate information is provided to customers as regards pesticide use and health and environmental risk and safety. In order to register as a Pesticide Distributor (PD), you must first be appropriately trained.
For Professional Use Products
In order to be eligible to register as a PD (Professional Use Products), you must first successfully complete the
FETAC Level 5 Handling and Distribution of Pesticides (Code 5N2466) or equivalent. Once you have done so, you can apply to register as a Pesticide Distributor online with The Department of Agriculture. To maintain registration, trained distributors (Professional Use Products will be required to maintain Continuous Professional Education (CPE) at www.iasis.ie.
MBE Skillnet is coordinating this professional use products training for Hardware Association Ireland members courses during the summer months are on a demand basis only and subject to minimum numbers.
All enquiries regarding this training should be directed to Michael Lynch, MBE Skillnet Network Manager, 087 3594116, firstname.lastname@example.org .
For Non Professional/ Amateur Use Products
In order to be eligible to register as a PD (Amateur/Home garden products ONLY), you must first successfully complete the online course (one hour) for Pesticide Distributors of non-professional/amateur products. This course is available now to take online on the IASIS website. Once you have done so, you apply to register as a Pesticide Distributor online for Non Professional/Amateur Use products ONLY with the The Department of Agriculture.