Two members of staff from a supplier of tools and products to the professional grounds maintenance industry are celebrating notching up crop protection certification.
The employees achieved BASIS registration certificates in crop protection for amenity horticulture turf and work for Tudor Environmental, based in Coventry.
Tudor Environmental technical salesman Stephen Beresford and his cousin, internal salesman Alex Beresford, achieved BASIS registration certificates.
Tudor already had BASIS registered, trained and licensed storekeepers but this additional qualification enables staff to offer additional advice and options of professional herbicides and fungicides to their customers.
BASIS is an independent, self-regulatory registration certification scheme serving the pesticide, fertiliser and allied organisations and it works with the government to set standards.
It works with the government to set standards. Obtaining the BASIS certificate involves intensive training with a written examination, a pest/problem identification test and a practical ‘in-field’ test.
Tudor Environmental director Jeremy Beresford said "We are delighted that two of our staff have achieved this certificate, which is a significant milestone in what we are now able to further offer.
"Aside from being a legal necessity to have this qualification by November 2015 the additional training and product knowledge enables our staff to give top-level customer service."