Safe Use & Application of Pesticides Using Hand Held Equipment (replaces PA1 & PA6)

Duration:  4 days including assessment


Training  £449 + VAT

Assessment  0216-49 (Unit 101) & 0216-54 (Unit 151) (replaces PA1 & PA6A) £244 VAT exempt

Assessment  0216-49 (Unit 101) & 0216-54 (Units 151 & 152 spraying on or near water) (replaces PA1 & PA6AW) £265 VAT exempt


Next Course Dates: 14 – 16 January 2019 / Assessment: 17 or 18 January 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Next Course Dates: 18 – 20 January 2019 / Assessment: TBC February/March 2019

Venue:  Dorking, Surrey


Pre-requisites:       None but due to the use of pesticides, it is important that you are able to read and interpret product information in order to participate in this course.

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Pesticides are very widely and successfully used in land-based industries, but they can be potentially harmful substances, therefore it is essential that they are handled, applied and stored correctly, therefore making training essential.

This course in Safe Use of Pesticides and Hand Held Applicators – Hydraulic Nozzle, will guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely and appropriate and safe use of the hand held applicators.


Who is it for?

This three day training course is for you if you are employed within the agriculture or horticulture industries and if you are responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides with hand held hydraulic nozzle applicators.   This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety and legislation enabling you to work safely and effectively out in the field.


Course sessions:


  • Definitions
  • Consequences of not using or handling pesticides safely
  • Legislation that affects pesticides use
  • Pesticide product labels
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe storage and transport of pesticides
  • Environmental factors
  • Disposal of pesticides and containers
  • Dealing with accidents
  • Keeping pesticide records


  • Basics of spray application
  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  • The working principles of a knapsack
  • Preparation of the applicator for work
  • Nozzles
  • Calibrating a knapsack
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Calibration – concentration method
  • Decontamination, tank washing and storage


This course culminates in an independent assessment for a City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides and Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand Held Equipment

Learners will also receive a Lantra Awards Certificate of Attendance.