PA6AW - Hand Held Application In or Near Water with Hydraulic Nozzle

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

Course Content:

  • Environmental & aquatic 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
  • Measuring areas to be treated
  • Safe spraying application near water
  • 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 do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Course details

Dates & Location

We will be releasing the dates for the new 23/24 Part Time Programme in the coming weeks for a August/September start.  If you wish to receive the latest dates regarding this course when they are released then please click on this link and register your interest.

Time: 9:00 - 12:30

Location: Plumpton College


Half day plus a separate assessment.


£115 Course Fee

£157 Assessment Fee


Entry Requirements


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