Get fumigation endorsement

If you need to possess or use a Schedule 7 fumigant for fee or reward, you must have a pest management technician licence with fumigation endorsement.

This includes use of any of the following:

  • methyl bromide
  • chloropicrin
  • phosphine or
  • any other Schedule 7 poison used for a similar purpose.

Your fumigation endorsement may be valid for one, two or three years.

The length of time will depend on the fee you pay for your pest management technician licence.

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To apply for fumigation endorsement, follow the below steps:

Step 1. Fill in the application

Fill in the below application and mark the fumigation box:

Step 2. Attach supporting documents

You must provide all of the following:

  • proof you successfully completed competence unit CPPPMT3011 Conduct Fumigation or equivalent unit - it must indicate the site environment in which competence was demonstrated eg. stack and silo
  • a signed statement from a licensed fumigator stating you have actively helped in at least three fumigations and provide the date and details
  • a certificate from a medical practitioner certifying you don't suffer from a medical condition which could make the use of fumigants dangerous to you or the public
  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working order.

Ship fumigation

For fumigation of ships, you must also provide evidence you or your employer has been in contact with NT Worksafe about training and legal requirements for working in confined spaces.

Step 3. Pay the fee

If you're amending an existing licence, you must pay a fee using the available payment options.

For new licences, there is no additional fee for fumigation endorsement.

Step 4. Submit the application

Submit the application, supporting documents and a copy of your payment receipt by mail, email or fax to:

Medicines and Poisons
Department of Health
PO Box 40596
Casuarina NT 0811
poisonscontrol@nt.gov.au

Fax: 08 8922 7200

To add a new site environment to your current licence with fumigation endorsement, you must provide either:

  • written evidence from a licensed fumigator stating you have helped in at least three fumigations in the new site environment, giving date and details or
  • a statement from a registered training organisation stating you're competent for the new site environment
  • for fumigation of ships, your evidence must include the type of ship, cargo, fumigant, date and place of fumigations or assessment.

You must also provide both of the following:

  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working order
  • for fumigation of ships, you must provide evidence you or your employer has been in contact with NT Worksafe about training and legal requirements for working in confined spaces.

A renewal notice will be sent to your recorded email or postal address.

To renew, you must provide both of the following:

  • a medical letter stating you don't have significant blood halide levels and don't suffer from a medical condition that would make the use of fumigants dangerous to you or the public
  • evidence you or your employer has fumigation equipment that is maintained and in full working order - this will be assessed by NT Worksafe.

Contact

Medicines and Poisons
Department of Health
5th floor Manunda Place
38 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
poisonscontrol@nt.gov.au

Phone: 08 8922 7341
Fax: 08 8922 7200


Last updated: 12 October 2020

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