PA6A – Handheld Operators – Knapsack Sprayer

Who is this course for?

  • Those involved in operating and maintaining hydraulic nozzle type hand held sprayers
  • Those who have a certificate in PA1 ‘Safe Use of Pesticides’ or hold the recognised certificate of competence in ‘Safe Use of Pesticides

What are the course objectives?

  • Apply pesticides safely and efficiently with a hand held applicator fitted with hydraulic nozzles
  • Identify and select appropriate nozzles, carry out machine preparation and calibration
  • Mix and fill applicator accurately and safely
  • Operate the equipment in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice
  • Clean equipment and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Identify and rectify faults and recognise conditions when spraying is inadvisable
  • Decontaminate and store equipment
  • Prevent environmental hazards

How long is the course?

One day course plus one day assessment

What qualification does it give?

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF) (PA6)

How much does it cost?

£120 plus VAT plus NPTC City and Guilds Registration and Assessment fee of £80 plus VAT