Pest Control Training Thing

Posted on November 8, 2011 19:31 by blything

Do you need to keep up-to-date, but find it difficult to spare the time to attend training seminars and conferences? PestPractice, the new online training tool to be launched at PestTech on Wednesday 2 November, looks set to provide a convenient, cost effective solution.

PestPractice is a powerful online training tool for pest control. It delivers high quality video presentations, from recognised industry experts, on demand, via the web. This means that it can be precisely targeted to your needs, or the needs of your team. You are in control and can select which sessions to watch. In this way you only pay for what you need and you don’t have to sit through presentations on topics which simply aren’t relevant.

You also save all that travelling time and expenses as well as any associated overnight accommodation costs. All you need to participate is a laptop or PC with sound and an internet connection. Signing up takes just a few minutes and once your account is created you can access any, or all, of the webinars immediately.

Each pest control webinar last around 40 to 45 minutes and if you're collecting PROMPT CPD points, the system will keep track of those for you too. The concept has been developed by two of the country’s top technical experts, Adrian Meyer from Acheta and Clive Boase from the Pest Management Consultancy. (Both are on the PestTechncial Advisory Board). They have worked closely with new media company Glow, the people behind Pest Control Portal, and ourselves at Pest publications.

“In a competitive world, the need for technical training has never been greater,” suggests Adrian Meyer. “Whilst nothing will replace the benefits of on-site practical and group pest control training, the benefits of access to high quality, targeted technical training and refresher sessions, taken at a time and place of your choosing are clear for all to see. No travel costs, minimal time away from work and the ability to choose the combination of topics that suit your personal needs make these pest control webinars an attractive and cost effective addition to any training portfolio.” Try it for free vouchers will be handed out at PestTech, or go online and sign up to claim your free webinar.

Glow’s Phil Blything comments: "Well trained technicians mean better profit and much less risk but training can be a big overhead, particularly lost time for travel and waiting for the right event. We brought together the latest in technology including scalable video streaming, with our proprietary presentation delivery system and CPD points tracking, then we worked hard to make all of that fade into the background so that the user just has to choose what they want, then view it. PestPractice manages the rest."

The first six modules, recorded by Adrian and Clive, are now available for viewing at www.pestpractice.comEach webinar will cost £25+VAT. Try it for Free “Recognising that this is an entirely new concept for many in the industry we have a special introductory offer,” explains Pest associate editor Helen Riby. “Between now and the end of the year you can view your first webinar for free. It’s from Adrian Meyer on Understanding house mouse behaviour & its impact on effective control – a topic which is relevant to most pest controllers.

All you have to do is go online, create your account and off you go.” “As an added incentive over the same period, the five other modules can be viewed for just £5 each plus VAT,” she adds. These are on: • Keep it legal - mammal protection requirements • Rodenticide labels - a guided tour • Squeezing the best from insecticide gels • Phantom biting - causes and solutions • Insecticide labels - a guided tour More topics will be added over the coming months and not just on technical matters, but also management and business skills. In short, pest control training and development has never been easier!

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