IPCA board members

Left to Right back row: Alan Byrne (Ecolab), Jonathan Byrne (PestPlus), Peter Flanagan (Eastern Pest Control), Bernard Hannon – Treasurer (Consultant), Liam McDonagh (Ecolab). Front Row – Philip Cranley – Chairman (Independent Biologist Ltd)

A note from the Chairman - May 2020

Dear members

We are still in the grip of this virus but hopefully we are past the peak and that things will start to get back to normal. Phase 1 of the lifting of restrictions should be going ahead from Monday 18th May and many more businesses will be back at work. The government has laid down some rules about returning to work based around awareness, modifications in work practices and risk assessment. We have attached a PDF of a basic Risk Assessment that you may download and use as it is or use it as guidance to formulate your own Risk Assessment.

For those of you that work at construction sites, to gain entry, you will be required to complete an on-line induction course. There is a link below to access this. Use your mobile number to log in. Follow the steps and watch the 10 minute presentation. There will be a few questions at the end and if answered correctly you will be forwarded a training card to your phone. See mine below. We would recommend that everyone complete this induction.

Get your training card

Keep well and thank you all again for your essential work in these unprecedented times.

Download Covid Booklet Download Covid Risk Assessment

Philip Cranley – 15th May 2020

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A note from the Chairman - March 2020

Dear members

As you are all aware we are in the midst of a serious Pandemic flu virus, Covid 19. It appears that things are probably going to get worse and industry will be hit badly. From our point of view, we must remember that we are an essential service to public health and that standards must be maintained. However, we must still follow the advice of the government and health officials.

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A note from the Chairman - December

Hi Everybody,

I hope your holidays are going well for you and that Santa was good. I would just like to wish you all a Happy New Year from the IPCA. We look forward to meeting the challenges of 2020 together.

Please don’t forget about our Pest Management Professional Award, deadline for return of nomination forms is 1 st of March 2020. Give someone in your organisation a well-deserved boost.

It costs nothing and each nominee will receive a certificate, so why not?

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A note from the Chairman - November

Hi Everybody,

CPE Requirement: There seems to be a lot of people still looking to gather up CPE points before the end of the year. We have spoken to the CPE Workshop Group about running a further course in Dublin in December. This looks like it will go ahead. Information on dates and how to apply will be posted on the IASIS website, our own website and on LinkedIn.

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A note from the Chairman - October

Hi Everybody,

Following on from last months ‘Note’, we have had a lot of queries about CPE points. The year is nearly over and people are panicking over if they have enough points and may not be completely sure of the way points must be collected. ‘A’ points are fairly straight forward, attend an approved course or two and they are covered, however the ‘C’ points which make up one fifth of the overall points for the year are a little more elusive. So let me try to explain as best I can. The ‘A’ points are 40 per annum of which at least 20 of them need to be related to rodent control, CRRU and Legislation relating to rodent control.

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