Haskins Garden Centres

Garden Centre Team Receives Pesticide Training

Dale Valley Training’s Instructor Richard Keast (centre) with Haskin’s Rachel Joyce and David Mansfield.

Selected staff members at the Haskins Garden Centre at West End, Southampton, have undertaken training on the use and care of Pesticide Sprays.   Three of the team attended the course presented by Southampton based Dale Valley Training to cover the legislation and health and safety requirements including labelling, storage, disposal, emergencies and environmental factors.

As Sundries contribute 18% to the centre’s £8 million turnover, General Manager Matt Hill said that the course that complies to the requirements of the National Register of Sprayer Operatives, will not only help staff safely handle the wide range of pesticides stocked by the centre, but will enhance the advice offered to customers on the proper use of the products.