Training and Assessment for Land Based Industries – Specialising in Forestry and Arboriculture

Pesticides – Hand Held Applicators (replaces PA6)

Duration:  3 days including assessment


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Venue: Dorking, Surrey

Pre-requisites: Candidates must hold a Certificate of Competence for Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) or Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides (0216-49) prior to attending 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 Hand Held Applicators – Hydraulic Nozzle, will guide you through the appropriate and safe use of the hand held applicator.

Who is it for?

If you are involved in the application of pesticides with hand held hydraulic nozzle applicators, then this training course is for you.   This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety requirements, and allow you to add to your continuous development.  Before attending this course you will have already attended the Safe Use of Pesticides course.

Course sessions:

  • 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 City & Guilds Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment.

Learners will also receive a Lantra Awards E-Certificate of Attendance.