0 "Grandfather rights" ends today

European legislation has come into force today and requires all users of professional pesticides to hold a recognised certificate

spraying 8Everyone using professional pesticides such as weed killers, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides or slug pellets is affected.

It is already the case that all users born after 31st December 1964 or anyone applying pesticides as part of a commercial service must hold a certificate, but until today, those born before 31st December 1964 have been exempt, commonly known as "Grandfather rights".

For more information on the new legislation, as well as information on the safe use of pesticide courses, visit www.groundsmantraining.co.uk.

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