ASIS is an independent standards setting and auditing organisation for the pesticide, fertiliser and allied industries.
In practice this means that BASIS:
Offers a range of examinations and recognised qualifications for people working in the pesticide, fertiliser and related sectors
Operates an annual inspection scheme to audit pesticide stores and ensure their operation presents minimal risk to people and the environment
Manages the Professional Registers for qualified pesticide and fertiliser advisers and for public health pest control professionals
Operates the BASIS Advanced Contractor Certification Scheme (BACCS) and the new Amenity Assured standard to raise and maintain good practice standards in the amenity and industrial pesticide sectors
Provides a forum for industry trade associations and other stakeholders to discuss how professional standards can be maintained, improved and promoted
Works closely with industry, the regulatory authorities and government to promote and develop professional standards