Best Practice Guidance - The "10 Golden Rules" # 9 and 10

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Check the guidance:

Make sure you know everything about the job before starting.

Guidance: Japanese Knotweed Control. AFGD9.1
Guidance: Giant Hogweed Control. AFGD9.2
Guidance: Himalayan Balsam Control. AFGD9.3
Guidance: The Weeds Act 1959 and Other Laws. AFGD9.4
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Keep records:

Keep written records for all applications, storage and any health/ppe surveillance.

Guidance: Keeping Records AFGD10.1
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1. Get trained.
2. Carefully plan.
3. Use reputable distributors.
4. Store pesticides correctly.
5. Maintain application equipment.
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6. Minimise use.
7. Protect workers and the public.
8. Protect water.
9. Check the guidance.
10. Keep records.

Our Mission:

The Amenity Forum has four main objectives:

  • To be the collective body representing the amenity industry, in relation to pesticide use and weed/pest control within the amenity sector.
  • To lead, coordinate and encourage achievement of "Best Practice" objectives in amenity pesticide use.
  • To coordinate and encourage the establishment of sustainable qualifications, training and CPD activity, specifically for the amenity sector.
  • To organise activities within the Amenity Forum membership and linked organisations, such that Amenity Forum objectives are developed in a coordinated way.


the Amenity Forum is the national voluntary initiative seeking to promote best practice in our sector. It is important that industry can fully demonstrate it's ability to regulate itself and ensure the highest standards....

John Moverley, Independent Chairman.

Over the last few years, the Amenity Forum has given tremendous service to the sector by improving the statusand standing, reputation, awareness and respect for a very wide range of capable and proficient providers....

Paul Singleton.

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