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Consumables - Agrochemicals, Fertilisers and Pesticides

Information to assist the Shopper, Budget Holder and Specialist Approver determine the appropriate Hazard Levels for requisitions made on behalf of the University. This page also explains what checks should be carried out by both the Budget Holder and the Specialist Approver as part of their responsibilities for managing the introduction of agrochemicals, fertilisers and pesticide products into the University.

Hazard Level      
Low Medium High Budget Holder Responsibility Specialist Approver Checks Pre-release checks
Not applicable Not applicable All are HIGH Hazard until proven otherwise

To ensure the correct Hazard Level has been assigned.

To ensure that the location and facilities where they will be used are suitable for the hazards likely to be presented. To ensure relevant personnel have sufficient training and hold relevant licences (as applicable).

To consider impact on existing waste streams.

Budget Holder to ensure that local rules are in place to manage any risks that the hazardous material introduces and to ensure that these are followed.

To obtain assurance that the checks have been made by the Budget Holder. This may involve confirming the facilities are suitable and that local rules are in place or are being drafted by the Budget Holder.

Finance Officers to be provided with a list of Authorised Budget Holders who are authorised to purchase these materials on behalf of the University. Finance Officers to check that the Budget Holder is on this list prior to releasing the requisition.