These guidelines apply to employers, self-employed persons and employees engaged in the end use, transport andstorage of pesticides other than for agricultural and pastoral purposes. This includes pest management technicians and contractors involved in pest management, as well as government workers, grounds maintenance persons, weed
spraying contractors, green keepers and others who use pesticides as part of their work duties.
These guidelines do not apply to:
- the use of pesticides in agricultural workplaces (except when the work is done by a licensed pest management technician in or around buildings)
- the application of timber preservatives where covered in the National code of practice and guidance note for the safe handling of timber preservatives and treated timber
- the manufacture, warehousing, distribution or sale of pesticides.