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A one day practical training course on setting up, calibrating and the safe use of a knapsack sprayer. Pre requisite PA1 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides.

The course covers:

  • Legal requirements
  • Safe application and industry best practice
  • Environmental risks and minimising them
  • Product labels
  • Pre-use checks
  • Identifying application requirements
  • Calibrating the sprayer and recording data
  • Calculating quantities and the area to be treated
  • Safe application
  • Protecting human health and the environment
  • Treatment records
  • Managing surplus pesticides and waste material
  • Cleaning and decontaminating equipment
  • Storage requirements

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

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