EN 16636: THE NEW STANDARD FOR PEST MANAGEMENT
What is the target group of the standard?
The standard is intended for professional providers of pest management services, including assessment, prevention, consultancy and execution of the relevant procedures. It does not apply to field crop protection and routine cleaning and disinfection, carried out by regular contract cleaning services.
What is the focus of EN 16636?
The standard consists of two components. The first part covers requirements for the process flow of pest management services, the second part outlines a competence matrix for the different positions in the company (e. g. sales, administration, pest control). The purpose of these two components is to ensure the protection of customers, public health and the environment.
Where can I find the standard?
Since March 2015, EN 16636 has been available in English. Digital and hard copies can be purchased from the BSI online shop. Translations in other European languages are expected to be published in the first half of 2015.
How does the standard relate to ISO 9001, the international standard for quality management?
Just like ISO 9001, EN 16636 defines requirements on the process flow, in which customer focus and systematically documented processes play a key role. EN 16636, however, is limited to the processes directly related to pest management services.
Due to the common features between the standards, ISO 9001 and EN 16636 can easily be combined. Companies already certified against ISO 9001 will not be facing many substantial additional requirements.
A certified quality management system is not a prerequisite for EN 16636.
Benefits of the Implementation
- Standardization of processes
- Prevention of risks and errors
- Optimization of the internal quality control
- Improved documentation processes
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