Preparation and maintenance of the sprayer

Apply now

This course will cover legislation, preparation and maintenance of the sprayer, as well as nozzle selection, calibration and safe operation. The training will based on the use of a tractor mounted Air Assisted Sprayer.

Course Outline

  • Legal requirements
  • Environmental risks
  • Understanding the label
  • Set up and efficiency of air system
  • Applicator controls and components
  • Preparation of prime mover and equipment
  • Safe driving
  • Nozzle identification/ uses
  • Calibration
  • Mechanical defects
  • Measuring and mixing pesticides
  • Sprayer application
  • Completion of application record sheets
  • Cleaning and storage procedures

Equipment Required

  • Coveralls; type 3,4 or 5 & 6 as per code of practice
  • Face shield; full face protection
  • Nitrile gloves (minimum of 0.5mm thickness and 300mm long) as per code of practice
  • Wellington or full length water repellent boots with a good grip and must have steel toe cap
  • Calculator (not on a mobile phone)
  • Stop watch
  • Notepad and Pen

Course reference: PEP003

Entry Requirements:

PA1 - As this is a short and very intense course, we cannot include tractor driving training. Therefore candidates for this unit must either hold a tractor driving certificate or be a regular and competent tractor driver.

Dates & Location:

Plumpton

Tuesday 4th April 2017
Thursday 20th April 2017
Monday 19th June 2017

This course runs from 9:00 - 17:00.

Duration:

1 day plus a separate assessment

Costs:

£200 plus a £193.50 mandatory exam fee.

Facilities

Come and discover our excellent agriculture facilities at Plumpton - set in the backdrop of the beautiful South Downs. You’ll find the latest state of the art equipment plus all the different types of farmland for you to experience here at Plumpton. 

  • Lots of space for you to work in

Our 780-hectare commercial farming estate gives you the opportunity to experience different livestock and arable farming.

  • The latest equipment for you to discover

We’ve got a modern 300 cow dairy unit complete with 36:36 Herringbone milking parlour where you’ll gain hands-on experience.

  • An extensive range of livestock for you to experience

You’ll get to work with our Sussex beef cattle, sow pig unit plus our extensively managed flock of 550 sheep.

  • The perfect environment for you to study

You’ll enjoy practical lessons where you’ll gain hands-on farming experience in our modern classrooms and farming sites.

Future Opportunities

Talk to us

Not quite ready to apply yet? We are happy to discuss courses and help you find the perfect fit.

Arrange a callback

Other courses that may interest you