Pesticide Application PA6A - Hand held applicator (0216-54)








This course provides training for the Hand Held Pesticide Applicator test leading to the certificate of competence under Pesticide Regulations if required. Subjects covered include: sprayer preparation, safety, calibration, operation, sprayer decontamination, maintenance and storage.

Course Prerequisites

Pesticide Application PA1 - Safe Use of Pesticides (0216 - 49).

Course Details

  • Sprayer preparation
  • Nozzle selection
  • Sprayer decontamination
  • Maintenance and storage of the sprayer
  • Legislation and regulations
  • Calibration

Please bring:

  1. Pen and paper
  2. Suitable wellington boots, type 5/6 coverall and nitrile gloves as you will be required to wear them for the course. If you do not have these we can supply coverall's and gloves at an additional cost. Please let the centre know if you will be hiring equipment ahead of time.

You may also bring your own knapsack sprayer (as long as it is not contaminated), which can be used for the calibration exercise.

PLEASE NOTE: If you require the PA6AW training & Assessment (Spraying near Aquatic Water) please contact the centre as this will incur an additional cost

Course Assessment Method

NPTC (National Proficiency Tests Council) Certificate of Competence under the Pesticide Regulations. The external assessment will take place at the John Oldacre Rural Innovation Centre on a separate date - to be confirmed on the day of your training. The assessment will last approximately 2 hours. Please be prepared to travel back to the centre.