PA1 / PA6 Safe use of pesticides and Handheld applicator
Safe Use of Pesticides and Handheld Applicator (PA1/ PA6)
Since 2015, anyone buying a pesticide authorised for professional use must obey a key legal requirement. The law demands that the pesticide will be used either by the holder of a relevant certificate, or by a person working under the direct supervision of someone who holds one.
This course has been developed in direct response to that legal requirement for pesticide use. You will earn a recognised qualification that reflects the national standards for the type of role you perform.
Once you hold a PA1 you can then complete a PA6 for applying pesticide with a knapsack or hand lance.
If your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role then you are legally required by the Chemicals Regulation Directorate (CRD) (Control of Pesticides Regulations 1986) (as amended) to take this CoC qualification.
Accreditation: City and Guilds (NPTC) or Lantra
Course Duration: 1 Day
Maximum number participants: 10
Assessment PA1Computer based Multiple choice assessment. (Max 1 Hour)
Assessment PA6: Practical based assessment up to 1.5 hours
What will be covered PA1?
The regulations regarding safe use of pesticides
Pesticide product information
Hazards and risks associated with pesticides
Personal safety when using pesticides
The measures to deal with pesticide poisoning
Safe working practices
The requirements for protected areas
Environmental risks and protection of wildlife
How to deal with incidents
Factors to consider when using pesticides.
What will be covered PA6?
Preparation of a handheld pesticide applicator for work, calibrate it and operate it to ensure correct application rate without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.
How to use the information detailed on product labels to determine the approved uses for the product and its potential hazards to human safety, non-target areas and the environment in general.
How to carry out daily and routine maintenance on a handheld pesticide applicator.
How to carry out the correct procedure for cleaning personal protective equipment and application equipment which may have been contaminated with pesticide.
For more information and available dates for the PA1 course please Click Here and for further information on the PA6 please Click Here
The full cost of the course is to be paid before the start of the course.
If you cancel your place you will be liable for 100% of the cost. Unless a cancellation is received in writing 14 days prior to the commencement of the course.