This course covers the legislative and safety regulations relating to the application equipment, assessment of environment factors, interpretation of product information, calibration of applicator, the operation of the equipment and post operational procedures. Prior to registration to this course candidates must hold the safe use and application of pesticides PA1.
Level 2 If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required by the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations (2012) to take this qualification. This qualification is designed specifically for those who wish to apply pesticides using various types of handheld applicators.
City & Guilds L2 Award in Safe Application of pesticides using self propelled, mounted, trailed horizontal boom sprayers PA2
In this qualification there are 6 additional units, these are listed below and all require separate training and assessment if required by the end user. Information regarding these is available on request:
Operating pedestrian hand held applicators fitted with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to apply pesticides near to water unit 152 (PA6AW)
Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators to Apply Pesticide Pellets or Granules to Land (unit 153 PA6G)
Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators to Apply Pesticide Pellets or Granules near to water (unit 154 PA6GW)
Installing Pesticide Plugs in Tree Stumps (Unit 155, PA6PP)
Operating hand-held Injection Equipment (unit 156) (PA6INJ)
Operating Other Hand-Held Applicators Requiring Minimal Calibration (unit 157 PA6MC)
Applicator set-up nozzles
Calibration and calculation
Environmental risk assessment
Cleaning sprayer and PPE application records
Read and interpret labels
Application of pesticides area
09:00 – 16:15
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to provide your own personal protective equipment and this must comply with up to date legal requirements, e.g. coveralls – Level 5 or 6, Rubber gloves, Wellington boots or waterproof footwear and a full protection face shield. You will need to wear protective gloves when driving the tractor and this will be wiped down between use.
The college/tutor will supply:
Paperwork and documentation for the course
1.5 –2.5 hours assessment