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Cleankill employee is one of UK’s top pest controllers

Chris Davis being awarded RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Pest Management

A Cleankill man is one of only three people in the country to achieve the top qualification for a pest control professional.

Chris Davis is the latest person to gain the RSPH Level 3 Diploma in Pest Management - a ‘gold standard’ qualification designed to recognise pest controllers of ability.

Chris is the Service and Technical Manager for award-winning Cleankill Environmental Services, which has offices in Seaford, East Sussex, and Kenley in Surrey.  He has worked for the company for eight years where he trains Cleankill’s technicians while coaching and mentoring colleagues through their own qualifications.

Chris said, “It’s a fantastic feeling to achieve this. Not only have I gained a valuable qualification but I have enjoyed doing it. It’s a great course to do if you are supervising or managing. It will help me mentor my colleagues and we’ve already signed up one Cleankill candidate for next year.”

The tough exam has an emphasis on pest control management and includes the completion of 12 assignments covering different pest control scenarios that Chris has dealt with.

One of Chris’ roles is training and support of Cleankill’s technicians, promoting excellence and encouraging staff development - so it made sense for him to become as highly qualified as possible so his training could incorporate the very latest thinking. Chris’ certificate was issued by the British Pest Control Association and the Royal Society of Public Health. The courses are run by Killgerm who also arrange the exams, tutoring and mentoring.

Killgerm Company Biologist Mark Butler, who presented the certificate, said: “This is a brilliant effort by Chris who fully deserves this qualification; one which has allowed him to demonstrate his skills and knowledge.  Having higher level qualifications makes sound business sense for Pest Control companies in today’s competitive environment.”  

Chris obtained an Agricultural Biology degree at the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and an Information Science Masters’ degree at City University in Islington. His previous work has included being a research assistant for tropical insect pest research in the Overseas Development Administration. He has very wide pest control experience gained over the last 20 years in a variety of roles.  In his spare time, Chris remains keen on wildlife (especially insects and birds) and carries out local surveys for Sussex Ornithological Society and currently serves as the Conservation Officer for East Sussex.

Cleankill has been solving pest problems for commercial and domestic customers since 1995..Using the most up-to-date pest-control techniques and technology, the company keeps its customers pest free and makes sure it is at the forefront of the industry when it comes to the use of pesticides and non-toxic pest control methodology.

As an Investor in People, all Cleankill’s staff are highly trained and offer an exceptionally fast and efficient level of service. The company is a proud member of the British Pest Control Association, as well as being approved to ISO9001 and ISO14001. Cleankill is also fully accredited to the Altius Vendor Assessment, Safecontractor, Exor, Constructionline and Achilles Health and Safety accreditation schemes and aims to be recognised as a market leader for innovation and new pest control techniques. You can follow Cleankill on Twitter or Facebook

ENDS For further information or interview requests, contact Suzi Christie at Blueberry PR on 01435 830031 or e-mail