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UPM Qualifications and Unit Standard requirements to provide Urban Pest Management Services in NZ

BACKGROUND:
In December 2017 new legislation  was passed by WorkSafe and EPA detailing the the new requirements for handling of Class 6 (not normally used in Urban Pest Management (UPM) today) and Class 9 Urban Pest Management Pesticides. These are the mainstream pesticides used by most Urban Pest Managers.
The old Approved Handler Certificate has been retired.
It is replaced effective from 1 December 2017 by a two pieces of legislation.
1. For Class 6 Pesticides, under Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017;
2. For Class 9 Pesticides under Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017

CURRENT REQUREMENTS:
For Class 9 pesticides used in UPM (to see full EPA Notice follow link below):
Hazardous Substances (Hazardous Property Controls) Notice 2017

Clause 65 from the Notice says:
Qualifications for a contractor using substance in urban pest management

A contractor must not handle or apply the substance unless the contractor is a qualified  UPM contractor.

A qualified UPM contractor must provide evidence of their qualifications upon request by an enforcement officer.
A qualified UPM contractor means a contractor who, with respect to Table 3 (below):
(a)      holds the qualification specified in row A or B; or
(b)      has been credited with all of the units or unit standards specified in row D
NOTE: Row C is no longer available.

NOTE: Clause 65 applies to--
(a)      a class 9.1A, 9.2A, 9.3A, or 9.4A substance used in urban pest management (UPM) or
(b)      a substance listed in 
Table 3 in Schedule 9 of the notice
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