THE presence of rodents and vermin in most warehouse outlets of major supermarkets in Nasinu has sparked the need to train workers on preventative and control measures.
Nasinu special administrator Mosese Kama said 15 participants attended a workshop organised by the council's Environmental Health Unit to understand the issues involved.
The participants from various supermarkets were trained to detect vectors and rodents and put in place control measures to eradicate them.
During the training, the participants were taken to a major supermarket warehouse where they conducted physical checks to ascertain the presence of rodents and vermin and to apply practical knowledge of removing them.
Mr Kama said the participants expressed that the training was fruitful and the knowledge and techniques they learnt would go a long way towards training co-workers in maintaining their supermarket premises free from rodents and vermin.
He said the end result of the training was to ensure food stuff and products sold at these supermarkets were healthy and in sound condition.
Mr Kama said the participants also had a chance to talk to members of the Pest Control Association present at the workshop. They assured the participants they were ready to give advice and assistance whenever needed.