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This course enables students to prepare and use hand held pesticides applicators. Including nozzle selection, calibration and safe operation.

Course content: 
-Environmental risks
-Legal and safety requirements 
-Interpretation of the label 
-Preparation and maintenance of the knapsack sprayer
-Nozzle types and uses
-Filling and mixing procedures 
-Safe spraying application 
-Application record sheets
-Cleaning and storage procedures
-Safe disposal of unwanted pesticides

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 legength water repellent boots with a good grip and must have steel toe cap
-Calculator (not on a mobile phone)
-Stop watch
-Notepad and Pen

Please note that this course has a £157 mandatory assessment fee. The assesment will take place on a separate date.

Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Entry Requirements:

The entry requirements for the course are:PA1 Safe use of pesticides.

Dates & Location:
  • TBC

Plumpton College


2 Day Course

9am - 5pm


£275 Tuition Fee

£157 Assessment Fee

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