C1 General notice under Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 and The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
This code comes into effect on 3 July 2006. On that date it will replace all previous editions of the Code of Practice for the Safe Use of Pesticides on Farms and Holdings.
It will also replace:
- parts of the approved code of practice for the safe use of pesticides for non-agricultural purposes that relate to using pesticides in amenity and forestry situations; and
- the voluntary code of practice for the use of pesticides in amenity and industrial areas.
C2 Notice of issuing this Code under Section 17 of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985
This code of practice has been prepared for professionals who use plant protection products. It gives practical guidance on part III of the Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 ( FEPA) and, in particular, the regulations under that part of the act controlling how plant protection products are used in Scotland.
As required by section 17 of FEPA, Ministers have consulted organisations which represent the interests of everyone concerned.
C3 Notice of this Code being approved by the Health and Safety Commission under Section 16 of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
Under Section 16(1) of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 ( HSWA), and with the Secretary of State's consent, the Health and Safety Commission has approved the paragraphs of this code as listed below which relate to the health and safety of people at work, or people who may be affected by the activities of people at work.
The following paragraphs of this code are approved to provide practical guidance on controlling exposure to pesticides at work under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 ( COSHH) ( SI 2002 Number 2677).
Annex C, glossary 1
the meaning of 'approval', 'consent' and 'user'
the official status of the code
Paragraphs 3.4.1, 3.4.2, 3.4.3 (except 3rd clause and its bullet points), 3.4.4, 3.4.5, 3.4.6 and 3.4.7
Regulation 6: assessment
Paragraphs 3.5.1, 3.5.2 (except 3rd clause), 3.5.5 (except from 5th clause to end), 3.5.6 (1st clause) 3.5.6 (3rd clause onwards), 3.5.8 and 3.7.4
Regulation 7: controlling exposure
Paragraphs 3.5.6 (last clause) and 3.5.7 (1st clause)
Regulation 8: using control measures
Paragraphs 3.5.7 (2nd clause to 5th clause)
Regulation 9: maintenance responsibilities
Paragraphs 3.6.1 and 6.6
Regulation 10: monitoring exposure
Paragraphs 3.6.2 (except 2nd clause and its bullet points), 3.6.3 (except the third and last clauses), 3.6.4, 3.6.5 (except last clause) and 6.8 (1st clause and its bullet points)
Regulation 11: health surveillance
Paragraphs 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3
Regulation 12: information, instructions and training
The definitions in this code are also approved where they are defining words or phrases used in the paragraphs above.
Secretary to the Health and Safety Commission
Date: 25 May 2006