BS EN 16636:2015 Pest management services. Requirements and competences

BS EN 16636:2015

Pest management services. Requirements and competences

Status : Current, Under review   Published : March 2015



What is this standard about?

It is the first European standard on pest management services. The Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) was closely involved in developing its content which specifies the requirements, recommendations and basic competences in relation to the services provided by pest management services companies. This standard forms the basis of a CEPA certification scheme for certified professional pest management.

Who is this standard for?

It applies to anyone with responsibility for delivering pest management services, including the assessment, recommendation and subsequent execution of the defined control and prevention procedures.

Specifically, it is relevant to:

  • All pest control companies providing a service for domestic and/or commercial premises
  • Local authority personnel dealing with pest control

NOTE: This European standards does not apply to field crop protection or the routine cleaning and disinfection associated with regular contract cleaning services.

Why should you use this standard? 

It contains clear requirements and guidance for service providers on how to ensure a high-quality, professional pest management service which minimizes risk to human health and any potential negative impacts on the environment.

It includes the competences required for different roles (administrative, sales, professional user, technical responsible person) that contribute to the delivery of professional pest management services.

The standard covers:

  • The professional approach to pest management
  • Process flow of professional service
  • Competence and requirements
  • Sub-contracting
  • Annex A – required competences
  • Annex B – Protection of asset/plant and plant product/health protection in humans, pets and livestock
  • Annex C (informative) – List of common European pests
  • Annex D (informative) – Environmental checklist

Standard NumberBS EN 16636:2015
TitlePest management services. Requirements and competences
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date31 March 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)CEN Guide 15, 2009/128/EC, 528/2012/EU, 2006/123/EC, 1907/2006/EC, 1107/2009/EC
International RelationshipsEN 16636:2015
Draft Superseded By13/30283781 DC
DescriptorsPest damage, Crop protection, Environmental management, Environmental health, Pest control, Pests, Damage prevention
Title in FrenchServices de gestion des nuisibles. Exigences et compétences
Title in GermanSchädlingsbekämpfungsdienstleistungen. Anforderungen und Kompetenzen
ISBN978 0 580 83109 6
File Size1.254 MB

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