All comments for the draft standard must be submitted by July 23, 2020.

The Comments form can be downloaded from below this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scope:

This standard specifies requirements for use where a tourism business wishes to develop and implement an integrated pest management system for effective monitoring and control strategies as part of its overall pest management programme.

 

Reference documents:

  • QTC 105:2001 Integrated Pest Management
  • CAST Environmental Management Tool Kit

 

Justification for standard:

Inadequate pest control in organizations can lead to contamination of food and transmission of disease to guests and staff. The IPM approach is science-based and employs a combination of biological, mechanical, cultural, and chemical control methods, including prevention, avoidance, pest monitoring and suppression. It is now regarded as the most effective, long-term way to manage pests
Consumers worldwide have become increasing concerned about the use of pesticides in food production and are demanding safe, effective pest management strategies that minimize the impact of pesticides and fertilizers on food products, the environment and human health.
Tourism establishments often have facilities such as golf courses, leisure parks/botanical gardens and sports fields) which may use large tracts of land. Significant quantities of pesticides are used on these facilities in an attempt to manage pests and diseases that may negatively affect them. Therefore, IPM standards should be implemented at both the national level and at tourism establishments.

 

Please send the completed Comments form to the Bureau's email address: abbs@ab.gov.ag.