Application for permission to use biocides
Permission is required before using rat poison (rodenticides) because it is categorised as a biocide in authorisation class 1 So.
Depending on the site to be protected, either the Public Health Agency of Sweden or the Swedish Work Environment Authority will make the decision on this permission:
- Swedish Work Environment Authority: If you will be using the rat poison in locations to which the general public does not have access, such as warehouses or animal stables.
- Public Health Agency of Sweden: If you will be using the rat poison in housing or locations to which the general public has access.
Special expertise is required to ensure rat poison is used in a safe manner. Although both the Swedish Board of Agriculture and Public Health Agency of Sweden offer rat poison training courses, you will still need permission before using it.