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Quality Control for Pest Control

26 May

Quality is so important at Abate Pest Management and that is why they use Norwich based QMS as our Quality consultants.

Why they gained Certification?

Abate Ltd aim to meet their customers’ needs by delivering the highest level of customer service, whilst also operating a safe and healthy workplace and maintaining environmental integrity.

They gained their first Certification in 2007, Jon Blake MD at Abate Ltd recalls “We wanted to show our clients that we have a good structure and procedures which we follow. This helps us speak to clients and to show that we are ISO 9001 certified is valuable, as it is a recognised system both in the UK and overseas”.

Abate chose to extend their scope of Certifications by also gaining the OHSAS 18001 Certification in March 2012 and the ISO 14001 Certification in March 2014.  “These Certifications, along with the ISO 9001 have helped us fill in tender documents with ease, reducing the time previously spent on the tender process” said Mr Blake.

Mr Blake continues “The Systems help us to keep our processes inline as our business changes, with everything being continually monitored and documented” and as a result of the recent Certifications Abate now have numerous environmental initiatives in place, Mr Blake confirms “We now send products away for recycling, use more energy efficient equipment, have improved staff awareness of the carbon footprint and have created staff initiatives to reduce costs when using vehicles”.

We are delighted that Abate have been used as a case study on the QMS website. Please take a look at the QMS website.



Abate Pest Management all pass RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

27 Apr




We are delighted to inform you that all six of the Abate Pest Management team has recently passed the RSPH Level 2 Award in pest management.

The qualification is designed to provide an understanding of public health pests and their management. It fulfils the legal requirement relating to the training of pest control technicians as set out in the Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986.
The syllabus covers the management of rodents, non-rodent mammals, birds and invertebrates, health and safety and accident prevention, legislation and customer care. Both theoretical and practical aspects of pest management are covered in this qualification, which includes two units devoted to pest management techniques.

If you would like a free site survey and quotation for pest control in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire, please contact us on 01953 603390.


Congratulations Abate Pest Management Team

20 Jan

We are extremely delighted to announce that all of our pest control technicians have now passed the HACCP course Level 2 for food safety in manufacturing.

HACCP International (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) began certifying pest controllers to this new standard in 2014, thereby giving a clear indication to the food industry as to a pest controller’s competence and ability to offer a service meeting the demands of world’s best practice in terms of process and food safety.

It now means that with this additional qualification all of our technicians have an even better knowledge and understanding of the importance of food hygiene, associated food hazards, good hygiene practice and controls based upon an awareness of food safety management systems. These topics are regarded by the Food Standards Agency as being important to understanding and maintaining good practice in the handling, processing and preparation of safe food.

food safetyWell done team.

If you are in the Food Service Industry and would like to know how we can help your business with Preventative Pest Control, please call us on 01953 603390 or visit our website.

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 – We are accredited!

4 Mar

Yes, we are blowing our own trumpet!  We have just been successful in attaining the BS OHSAS 18001:2007 accreditation.  I believe, but I’m not 100% sure, that Abate is the only pest control company in this region – apologies if this isn’t correct and please feel free to tell me and I will redress the statement.  This not only underpins our commitment to safety and compliance to improve our working environment, it is also beneficial when writing tenders.  Anyway, should you be interested in exactly what the accreditation is, please read the blurb below:-

Organizations of all kinds are under constant pressure to comply with occupational health and safety regulations and perform in line with their policy. This accreditation sets out the minimum requirements for a best practice occupational health and safety management system helping organizations to control their hazards and risks, while boosting their performance.

How does it work then?

BS OHSAS 18001:2007 helps us implement a sound occupational health and safety management system so we can reduce any risks to personnel and put the right safety measures in place. The standard continually looks at the best ways to improve and maintain health and safety systems and ensures we comply in line with all our company policies and procedures. It improves our overall working environment and the conditions of employment to our staff.

*           Acquiring this international standard will broaden our business opportunities

*           Demonstrate due dilligence, good governance, low risk and a competent management that is commited to health and

safety in the workplace

*           BS OHSAS 18001:2007 will raise both the performance and morale of our staff to deliver our services to existing


*           It ensures we look after our most valuable asset which is our employees

*           Gives potential clients assurance of our effective risk management procedures and full regulatory compliance

*           Promotes safer working environments by heightening adherence to our health and safety policy and procedures

*           To improve efficiencies in health and safety budgeting for costs such as further training, ensuring that the money is well

spent and related to the real needs of the company

*           Provides reassurance to clients and employees that we are taking all reasonable steps to protect the business against

damage to our reputation and breach of legislation