Pest control legislation for the hospitality sector
Legislative requirements for food safety and the control of pests impacting guests
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Rentokil offers industry-leading pest control expertise and technology, to provide the best solution for every part of your business.
We can tailor solutions to prevent and control pest infestations in bedrooms, hotel lobbies, bars and restaurants, offices and staff areas, external areas, food preparation and serving areas, and mitigate the risk of further infestations.
Discover the many ways Rentokil pest control can add value:
The potentially serious financial impact that pest infestations and poor hygiene can have on a public-facing business makes it essential to have effective pest control and hygiene measures in place.
A bad customer experience can result in complaints and have a negative effect on brand reputation. An outbreak of a food-borne illness or unsanitary food preparation and serving areas could lead to fines, suspension of business operations, closure and legal action, resulting in loss of revenue and customers.
As part of Rentokil Initial we can offer:
Expertise in food safety — we combine our expertise in regulatory compliance and science to protect your business against pests and ensure compliance with food safety requirements.
Innovative pest control — we develop and invest in connected technology using the Internet of Things to provide you with solutions offering continuous pest protection and valuable insights.
Integrated pest management — Rentokil offers a unique Integrated Pest Management service to provide a tailored solution for each customer’s needs, based around our ERDM pest management strategy.
Critical appraisal — we offer, as standard, a critical appraisal by technicians (exterminators) experienced in food safety before implementing a service plan. This is an expert critical analysis of a customer’s premises based on an in-depth investigation, describing factual observations in conjunction with photographic support. The appraisal allows a customer to see a complete overview of their pest control needs. Our critical appraisals identify pest problems early, helping you to plan measures to mitigate risk of future infestations.
Food safety auditing support — our customer portal myRentokil provides account management, consolidated reporting and risk profiling, making it easy to provide services across our customers’ local and international network to help you achieve compliance with food safety standards and legislation.
Leading hygiene services — through our Initial business we are also a global leader in hygiene services. We have a long history of helping food businesses and organisations reduce hygiene risks and ensure healthy working environments.
The application of practical and scientific experience will provide a tailored solution for each site and business.
This is the first step in proactively managing the risk of pest infestation and protecting hotels and restaurants, by spotting signs of pests in a kitchen, or the early signs of an insect infestation and/or getting rid of flies in a restaurant or bed bugs in a bedroom.
Rentokil offers a wide range of products and services to deter and control pests depending on your business’s pest control needs. These include:
Rodents — innovative rodent traps and myRentokil reporting system.
Cockroaches — spraying and gelling treatments, monitoring units;
Bed bugs — steam treatment, insecticide sprays, and traps;
Flies — insect light traps, Fly Bags, insecticide spray; and
Stored Product Insects — fumigation, insecticide spray.
The myRentokil customer portal is a key solution we offer to our hotel and restaurant customers. This pest analysis and management system provides secure 24/7 access to comprehensive pest control records. It provides online documents and analysis and reporting tools that are essential support for the various food safety inspections.
The myRentokil portal gives access to real-time data and full understanding of the level of risk associated with pests and hygiene.
Discover more about the advantages of data recording & pest management with myRentokil.
Rentokil delivers a consistent service model for multinational businesses, across multiple sites and throughout complex supply chains.
Food safety legislation, pest control and pesticide legislation and certification schemes vary from country to country as does pest control and pesticide legislation.
As a global leader in pest control, we provide reliable and professional advice to business owners in the hospitality sector around the world, using local knowledge and expertise. Our range of capabilities in solutions and services, research and development and regulatory expertise is unrivalled.
At Rentokil Initial we commission reports to gain valuable insights about industry and deepen our understanding of the challenges and requirements of businesses, including operators within the hospitality and leisure industry.
In 2015 we commissioned a report to investigate the role of emerging technology in the mitigation of risks and the advancement of global food safety
We aggregated data for 2015 collected automatically and recorded by our technicians for customers handling food across 51,000 sites in 27 countries. We found a quarter of sites overall had recorded pest activity. Overall, 52% of incidents related to rodents, 25% to flying insects and 16% to crawling insects.
An analysis of recommendations made by Rentokil technicians for the same 51,000 sites showed that 45% of incidents were related to sanitation and hygiene practices and 19% to building integrity.
In 2015 we also commissioned the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) to survey over 1,000 decision makers on the financial impact of pests on businesses. From the data gathered, Cebr estimated that in 2014 pest infestations caused an increase in operating costs of £5.8 billion for businesses in the five European countries surveyed and a revenue decline of £11.8 billion. Only 17% of businesses reported no loss of revenue from pest infestations.
The survey showed the three types of pest with the greatest impact on food businesses:
Rentokil has long been at the forefront of providing our technicians (exterminators) with expertise in pest control and conducting pioneering research to find new pest control solutions.
From our first R&D labs, established in 1952, to a dedicated Video Unit producing training videos and documentaries set up in the 1970s, to our Global Technical Centre, we are unsurpassed in our technical capabilities.
Our 12,000 technicians are expert surveyors and exterminators. They undergo extensive initial training in pests and pest control, gain accredited professional qualifications and are supported with continuous training and personal development.
We have built up an experienced expert service team consisting of:
Rentokil technicians can respond quickly and effectively to deal with a range of pest control issues for customers at a local and global level.
Rentokil technicians have all the skills and tools required to help a customer meet their food safety requirements and standards for a specific customer location.
Our service offering includes pest control solutions, removing food safety risks and hazards, damage control, and reporting and documentation for auditing and compliance purposes.
Our Global Technical Centre is focussed on pioneering innovative new products and solutions, developing new technology and studying pest behaviour.
The Product Development Team contains a broad range of product development expertise. The team possesses expert knowledge in design, development, testing and reliability.
Developing and championing new ideas at the same time as ensuring maintenance and continual improvement of product ranges to meet ever-changing pest infestation challenges.
The team includes experts in: