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Fully Independent Pest Assessments by Certified Field Biologists

QMS Audits offers expert consulting in pest control. Our pest assessments team consists of certified field biologists and entomologists in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. As an independent body from your pest control service, we are able to provide impartial advice and develop more targeted pest management programs for each business. We can conduct the following services:

  • Field Biologist and Entomologist Site review for BRCGS, AIB and CFMSR audits
  • Evaluate the performance of your current pest control service
  • Accurately identify pests on site
  • Review integrity of building and take pest proofing measures to prevent pest ingress
  • Evaluate and write-up of the scope of your pest control needs
  • Provide on-site training and coaching for pest management, and review internal pest management program

Internal Pest Control Management

Our field biologists also provide pest management assessments that ensure your internal pest control management is effective. This means providing clients with the tools to accurately identify vulnerabilities on site, including pest access points and how to identify evidence of pest ingress.

As a part of our ongoing support we provide comprehensive, nationally accredited on-site training and coaching for pest management. All employees should be aware of your pest control program and those who are responsible for it’s implementation must understand their roles.

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Why Choose QMS Audits

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National Team - VIC, NSW, QLD and SA

QMS Audits have a specialised national pest assessments team in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. Our field biologists and entomologist team are based in in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

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Highly Qualified Entomologists and Field Biologists

Our teams include entomologists who have tertiary qualifications as well as field biologists who have completed the AEPMA field biologist course.

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Independent and Impartial Advice

QMS Audits are an independent consulting body from your current pest control company. This means our evaluation and assessment of your facility will be impartial and accurate to your needs.

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Meet requirements for AIB, BRCGS and Coles' CFMSR audits

Our qualified field biologists fulfil audit requirements for BRCGS, Coles’ CFMSR and American Institute of Banking (AIB) audits when completing initial and annual pest management assessments.

Industry Pest Assessment Standards

BRCGS

As part of the BRCGS Standard, it is required that an in-depth, documented pest management assessment is taken. The frequency of these assessments is annual at minimum, but may increase based on evaluation of risk. This must be undertaken by a pest management expert. This means they must be an experienced field biologist, or have received a recognised qualification, such as the AEPMA field biologists course that QMS Audits’ team members complete.

AIB

The American Institute of Baking requires that a pest assessment of the facility is conducted annually at minimum, by a trained Integrated Pest Management professional. The AIB Standard also specified that the training must include Pest Biology and applicable IPM regulations at minimum. QMS Audits’ trained and qualified Field Biologists meet all of these requirements, and are able to provide impartial advice.

Coles CMFSR

The requirements outlined by Coles CMFSR Verion 3 state that a pest control program must be in place and developed by a qualified field biologist or entomologist based on a thorough risk assessment. Their assessment must evaluate the facility for different types of pests based on the structure of the facility, including pest access points, the environment of the facility and neighbors and types of products that are manufactured or handled on-site.

Training Options - In House

In house training is also available delivered by our field biologists. We can teach your pest control team members how to position baits around your site, which baits to use, how to identify pest activity including identification of scats and detritus.

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Pest Assessments FAQ

What does a pest assessment include?

Our pest assessments are completed by qualified field biologists. In an initial pest management assessment, we will visit your site and review the existing pest control management program to identify areas that require changes or improvement.

We will complete an analysis of the integrity of your facility to ensure you are targeting the correct pests and that it is accurately proofed. Following this, we can provide on-site training and coaching of pest management to ensure any pest control programs we develop can be maintained and upheld by your staff.

Why not use my current pest control company?

Many large pest control companies employ their own field biologists, but the issue with using these to evaluate your pest management plan is that they are not independent. 

It is often difficult to trust the advice of a large pest control company when an increase in service would directly benefit them – it is hard to be impartial. 

This is why an independent pest control assessment team such as QMS Audits’ highly qualified team of field biologists are the best option for accurate, independent advice.

What requirements do I need to meet?

The main Standards that have specific pest assessment requirements are BRCGS, AIB, and Coles CMFSR. Each of these contain clauses that state that pest assessments should occur at least annually by suitably qualified professionals. At QMS Audits, our assessors are qualified field biologists and entomologists, who have completed the AEPMA field biologist course.

What is HACCP?

HACCP is a gateway system for food safety. If you can understand that a pedestrian gate will probably only stop the dog from getting out, whilst a castle gate has a lot more controls and therefore should stop an entire army, then you can probably get your head around HACCP.

HACCP is about identifying potential food safety and quality hazards and then deciding what type of gate you need to put in place – do I need a pedestrian gate or a castle with a moat, draw bridge, high, thick walls and guards with bows and arrows? Join us in HACCP Principles & Applications and you will learn to write your own HACCP Plan.