Safe Use of Pesticides – Mandatory Unit (replaces PA1)

Duration:  1.5 day including assessment


Cost:  Training £189 + VAT  /  Assessment  £113 VAT exempt


Next Course Date:

14 January 2019 / Assessment: 15 January 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Next Available Course:

18 February 2019 / Assessment: 19 February 2019 TBC


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.

This therefore makes training essential and this Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 course will guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely, and with confidence.


Who is it for?

This one 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. 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


This course culminates in an independent assessment for a City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides – Mandatory Unit

Learners will also receive a Lantra Awards Certificate of Attendance.