Japanese Knotweed Ltd is proud to be affiliated to The Amenity Standard. Launched in October 2019 The Amenity Standard is a significant UK-wide development providing reassurance to the wider public, local and national government and commercial organisations on safety and effectiveness of methods used for weed, pest and disease management.
The Amenity Standard
Over recent years there has been greater public and political interest in methods used for managing weeds, pests and diseases in public spaces. This has been especially true when related to chemical products, and there have been several media stories which have fuelled that concern. In such circumstances, the public naturally seek both reassurance that all methods used are safe and operators fully trained and some way of checking that this is so.
The newly introduced Amenity Standard is designed to provide that reassurance and is a major step forward in the sector. If operators can demonstrate they hold the Standard, there can be confidence that processes and products used are safe and meet legal requirements and staff are fully trained and certificated.
The Property Care Association’s (PCA) Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG) contractor members including Japanese Knotweed Ltd are recognised as compliant to the Amenity Standard for Invasive Weed Management. The PCA membership standards, set and audited by the PCA of its members, are recognised as holding the assured standards for safe, effective, and sustainable use of herbicides within an integrated weed management plan.
Those organisations that promote the logo show that they have a “licence to practice” and you can have confidence that work undertaken is to best practice standards and fully meet legal requirements. This is vitally important, especially if you are having weed control work carried out in your home. For example, when a professional invasive weed contractor helps eliminate Japanese knotweed. Ensuring they have the logo allows you to have confidence that your property is being maintained, using the highest standard methods.
About the Amenity Forum
The Amenity Standard is a development launched by The Amenity Forum. The Amenity Forum is the UK voluntary initiative fully recognised by Government, and its main objective is to promote best practice across the sector. It seeks to do this by advocating a fully integrated approach to weed, pest and disease management, tailoring solutions to meet specific situations and making use of the correct techniques, using approved chemical and non-chemical, to produce the most effective and efficient outcome whilst seeking to create safe and healthy amenity spaces fit for purpose.
The Amenity Forum has taken the lead in introducing the UK wide Amenity Standard, a major step forward in highlighting the importance of amenity management and the need to use professionally approved operators in any public space.
About Japanese Knotweed Ltd
We are the UK’s largest dedicated Japanese knotweed and other invasive species treatment and removal company with PCA accreditation. We offer a range of services to both residential and commercial clients including:
- Residential & commercial knotweed surveys
- 5- and 10-year knotweed herbicide treatment and guarantee programmes for Japanese knotweed control
- Complete knotweed excavation & removal to landfill or various on-site sustainable removal options
- Site management watching brief services
- Root barrier installations
- Assistance with legal knotweed claims
Our highly knowledgeable and skilled staff provide a comprehensive service and are committed to providing the highest level of customer care.