Pesticide Hand Held Applicator Training

Course Aim

spraymanDesigned to provide learners with the appropriate knowledge of operating hand held applicators.

Course Objectives

  • Prepare hand held applicators for use.
  • Use product labels to determine uses and potential hazards of pesticides
  • Carry out applicator maintenance and checks
  • Identify correct cleaning procedures for applicators and personal protective equipment.
  • Understand the correct methods of calibration

Course Content

  • Inspect and prepare applicators
  • Operating applicators
  • Cleaning and storage of applicators
  • Calibrating, mixing and measuring of pesticides
  • Environmental protection
  • Completing and maintaining application records

Training Methods

1 day training. 2 hour assessment per candidate on a separate day.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who maintains and operates hydraulic nozzle type knapsacks sprayers

Personal Protective Gear Required

  • Nitrile rubber gloves. Minimum of 0.5mm thick and 300mm long
  • Coveralls (type 5 or 6)
  • Wellingtons/Rubber Boots
  • Face Shield

Additional Information

  • Maximum 6 candidates per course
  • 2 Days in duration
  • Each candidate must have one passport photo.
  • Candidates must have completed the City and Guilds Safe Use of Pesticides course before undertaking this course.