Pesticides: code of practice for using plant protection products in Scotland

The code is aimed at all professional users of plant protection products (pesticides) in Scotland.

Annex B: bibliography

This is a list of different books, leaflets and laws which you may find useful.

34 Acts of Westminster Parliament

Clean Air Act 1993, ISBN 010541193

Control of Pollution Act 1974, ISBN 010544074

Environment Act 1995, ISBN 0105425958

Environmental Protection Act 1990, ISBN 0105443905

Food and Environment Protection Act 1985 (FEPA), ISBN 010544885

Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HSWA), ISBN 0105437743

Poisons Act 1972, ISBN 0105466727

Water Act 1989, ISBN 010545791

Water Resources Act 1991, ISBN 0105457914

Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, ISBN 0105469815

35 Acts of Scottish Parliament

Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, ISBN 0105900443

Water Environment and Water services (Scotland) Act 2003, ISBN 0105900451

Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004, ISBN 0105900672

36 Regulations

Carriage of Dangerous Goods and use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004, SI 568, ISBN 0110490630

Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2002 (CHIP), SI 1746, ISBN 0110347463

Conservation (Natural Habitats, &c.) Regulations 1994 ('Habitats Regulations'), SI 2716, ISBN 0110457161

Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986 (COPR), SI 1510, ISBN 011067510x

Control of Pesticides (amendment) Regulations 1997, SI 188, ISBN 0110636953

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH ), SI 2677, ISBN 0110429192

Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991, SI 2389, ISBN 0110158539

Feed (Hygiene and Enforcement) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, SSI 608, ISBN 0110698428

Food Hygiene (Scotland) Regulations 2006, SSI 3, ISBN 0110698983

Groundwater Regulations 1998 (GWR), SI 2746, ISBN 011079799x

Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996 (HSCER), SI 1513, ISBN 0110548396

Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981, SI 917, ISBN 0110169174

Landfill (Scotland) Regulations 2003, SSI 235, ISBN 0110622979

Landfill (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2003, SSI 343, ISBN 0110624017

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, SI 3242, ISBN 0110250516

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, SI 2793, ISBN 0110259203

Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, SI 3139, ISBN 011025252

Plant Protection Products (Scotland) Regulations 2005, SSI 331, ISBN 0110696158

Plant Protection Products (Basic Conditions) Regulations 1997, SI 189, ISBN 0110696158

Poisons List Order 1982 (as amended), SI 217, ISBN 0110262174

Poisons Rules 1982, SI 218, ISBN 0110262182

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), SI 2306, ISBN 0110795997

Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (RIDDOR), SI 3163, ISBN 0110537413

Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 (SRSCR), SI 500, ISBN 0110705009

Special Waste Regulations 1996, SI 972, ISBN 0110528654

Special Waste Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2004, SSI 112, ISBN 0110690303

Waste (Scotland) Regulations 2005, SSI 22, ISBN 0110694007

Waste Management Licensing Amendment (Scotland) Regulations 2003, SSI 171, ISBN 0110623010

Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994, SI 1056, ISBN 0110440560

Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005, SSI 348, ISBN 0110696379

Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, SI 3004, ISBN 0110258045

37 Codes of Practice

Code of Best Practice: Safe use of sulphuric acid as an agricultural desiccant, National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC), 2002 

Code of Good Practice for the Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activity (PEPFAA), Scottish Executive ISBN 0755941063

Code of Good Practice for the Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activity: Dos And don'ts Guide (PEPFAA Dos and Don'ts), Scottish Executive

Code of Practice to Prevent the Spread of Ragwort, Defra PB9840

Code of practice for suppliers of pesticides to agriculture, Horticulture and forestry (the Yellow Code), Defra PB0091

Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002 Approved Code of Practice and Guidance, HSE l5, ISBN 0717625346

Horticulture Code of Practice for Scotland - Helping to Prevent the Spread of Invasive non-native Species, Scottish Executive

Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999. Approved Code of Practice and Guidance, HSE l21, ISBN 071762488-9

Safe Use of Pesticides for Non-agricultural Purposes. HSE Approved Code of Practice, HSE l9, 1995, ISBN 0717605426

The Compilation of Safety Data Sheets (Third Edition), HSE l130, 2002, ISBN 0717623718

Waste Management, the Duty of Care, a Code of Practice, Defra, 1996, ISBN 011753210x

Other Government Publications

38 Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)

Information on Requirements to be met by Applicants and Holders of the Aerial Application Certificate, CAA Cap 414

39 Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Pesticides Safety Directorate (PSD)

Guidelines for the use of Herbicides on Weeds in or Near Watercourses and Lakes, Defra, PB 2289

Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP): Broadcast Air-assisted Sprayers, Defra

Pesticides and Integrated Farm Management, Defra, PB 9241

Pesticide Use - the Environmental Issues, Defra (Pesticides Forum), PB 8653

40 Department for Transport (DfT)

Working with ADR: an introduction to the carriage of dangerous goods by road, DfT, ISBN 1904763472

41 Environment Agency (EA)

Best farming practices: profiting from a good environment, EA

Use of herbicides in or near water, EA

42 English Nature

The Herbicide Handbook: Guidance on the use of herbicides on nature conservation sites, English Nature in association with Forum for the Application of Conservation Techniques ( FACT), 2003, ISBN 1857167465

43 Forestry Commission

Bevan, D (1987) Forest insects, Forestry Commission Handbook 1, The Stationery Office, London

Davies, RJ (1987), Trees and weeds, Forestry Commission Handbook 2, The Stationery Office, London

Dewar, JA (1993), Oil and chemical spillages, forestry authority technical development Branch Report 7/93, Forestry Commission Technical Development Branch, Ae Village, Dumfries

Heritage, S (1996), Protecting plants from damage by the large pine weevil and black pine beetle, Forestry Commission Research Information Note 268, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Heritage, S (1997), Protecting plants from weevil damage by dipping or spraying before planting using aqueous insecticides, Forestry Commission Research Information Note 270, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Heritage, s and Johnson, d (1997), the use of post-planting sprays to improve the protection of plants from damage by Hylobius abietis, forestry Commission research information note 272, forestry Commission, edinburgh

Pepper, HW (1996), Grey squirrel damage control with warfarin, Forestry Commission Research information note 180, forestry Commission, edinburgh

Pratt, JE (1996), Fomes stump treatment - an update, forestry Commission research Information Note 287, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Willoughby, I and Dewar, J (1995), The use of herbicides in the forest, Forestry Commission Field Book 8, The Stationery Office, London

Willoughby, I and Clay, D (1996), Herbicides for farm woodlands and short rotation coppice, Forestry Commission Field Book 14, The Stationery Office, London

Willoughby, I and Clay, D (1999), Herbicide update, Forestry Commission Technical Paper 28, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Forest and Water guidelines Fourth Edition, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

Reducing pesticide use in forestry, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

UKWAS (2000), The UK Woodland Assurance Scheme Guide to Certification, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh

44 Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

A Guide to RIDDOR 1995, L73, ISBN 0717624315

A Guide to the Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996, l95, ISBN 0717612341

Approved Supply List, L129, (updated regularly), ISBN 0717623688

Arboriculture and Forestry Advisory Group (AFAG) leaflets:

  • Application of pesticides by hand-held equipment, AFAG 202
  • Planting, AFAG 103
  • Pre-planting spraying of container-grown seedlings, AFAG 102

A Step by Step Guide to COSHH Assessment, HSG97, 2004, ISBN 0717627853

COSHH - A brief guide to the Regulations, INDG136, 2003

COSHH Essentials, ISBN 0717624218

COSHH in Forestry, 1991 

Fumigation Guidance Note, HSG251, 2005, ISBN 0717629996

Guidance on Storing Pesticides for Farmers and Other Professional Users, Agricultural Information Sheet no.16, 2003 

Health Surveillance at Work, HSG61, 1999, ISBN 071761705x

Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992, Guidance on Regulations, L23, ISBN 0717624153

Medical Aspects of Work Related Exposures to Organophosphates MS17, 2000 (third edition), ISBN 0717617750

Monitoring Strategies for Toxic Substances, HSG173, 1997, ISBN 0717614115

Occupational Exposure Limits, EH 40 (updated periodically)

Personal Protective Equipment at Work. Guidance on Regulations, L25, 1992, ISBN 0717604152

Safe use of all-terrain vehicles ( ATVs) in agriculture and forestry, AIS 33, 2004 

Safe use of rodenticides on farms and holdings, AIS 31, 1999

Safety representatives and safety committees, L87 (third edition), ISBN 0717612201

Successful Health and Safety Management, HSG 65, ISBN 0717612767

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Explained, Part 1, Guidance for Consignors of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail, Classification Packaging and Provision of Information, HSG160, ISBN 0717612554

Plus: Supplement to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Explained, Part 1, SUPP05, 1999, ISBN 0717612554

The Carriage of Dangerous Goods Explained, Part 2: Guidance for Road Vehicle Operators and Others Involved in the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, HSG161, ISBN 0717612538

Plus: Supplement to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Explained, Part 2, SUPP06, 1999, ISBN 0717612538

The Idiot's Guide to CHIPINDG 350, 2002, ISBN 0717623335

The Selection, Use and Maintenance of Respiratory Protective Equipment, HSG53, ISBN 0717615375

The Storage of Flammable Liquid in Containers, HSG 51, 1998, ISBN 0717614719

Why do I need a safety data sheet? CHIP 3, INDG353, ISBN 071762367x

45 Scottish Executive

Is your sprayer fit for work? ISBN 0755906608

Keeping Pesticides Out of Water, ISBN 0755906594

Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides (LERAP) Horizontal Boom Sprayers, ISBN 0755903838

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy, ISBN 0755941209

46 Scottish Environment Protection Agency

The Water Environment (Controlled Activities) (Scotland) Regulations 2005 - A Practical Guide

Controlled Activities Regulations - Guidance for operators of abstractions and impoundments 

47 Scottish Natural Heritage

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code 2004 

The TIBRE Arable Handbook (Targeted Inputs for a Better Rural Environment)

Other Useful Publications

48BASIS (Registration) Limited

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road, BASIS

The Carriage of Agrochemicals by Road: Guidance for the Agrochemicals Industry, BASIS

49BCPC (formerly The British Crop Protection Council)

Boom and Fruit Sprayer's Handbook, BCPC, 2001, ISBN 1901396029

Hand-Held and Amenity Sprayer's Handbook, BCPC, 2001, ISBN 1901396037

Safety Equipment Handbook, BCPC, 2002, ISBN 1901396061

The UK Pesticide Guide, BCPC (published every year), 2006, ISBN 0851997376

Using Pesticides - a Complete Guide to Safe, Effective Spraying, BCPC, 1998, ISBN 1901396010

50 Crop Protection Association (CPA) and the Voluntary Initiative (VI)

CPA Best Practice Guides (emergency procedures, avoiding drift, pesticide storage, pesticides and conservation, hand protection, protective equipment, sprayer cleaning, container cleaning, agrochemical disposal, record keeping, pesticide legislation), CPA

Every drop counts: keeping water clean, CPA

51 National Farmers Union (NFU)

Farm Transport of Dangerous Goods, NFU

52 University of Hertfordshire

Environmental Management for Agriculture (EMA)

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