Prepare and use hand held pesticides applicators

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Course outline

  • Environmental risks
  • Legal and safety requirements
  • Interpretation of the label
  • Preparation and maintenance of the knapsack sprayer
  • Nozzle types and uses
  • Calibration
  • 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

Course reference: PEP008

Entry Requirements:

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

Dates & Location:

10th September - 11th September 2019 

24th September - 25th September 

Location: Plumpton


2 days plus a separate assessment day.


£416 including a £141 mandatory exam fee.

Future Opportunities

  • NPTC PA6AW Hand Held Application In or Near Water with Hydraulic Nozzle 
  • NPTC PA6INJ Hand Held Application Using Injection Equipment

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