East Malling Short Courses

LANTRA certificated pesticides refresher; full day
(PA1 and PA2 or 6)


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Course dates available:

July 22, 2024
Venue: PA1 and Pa6 refresher day, East Malling, Kent

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Cost: £125
Duration: 1 Day
Certification: Refresher
Course Prerequisites: See below

We’ll refresh your existing knowledge of pesticide legislation and the key safety issues. You’ll recap the basics of what the applicator is and what it can do.

LANTRA certificated pesticides refresher PA1 and PA2 or 6; full day

This course is designed for anyone who is already qualified to use hand-held applicators or boom sprayers as part of their work. It will help you refresh and develop your existing knowledge of health and safety legislation, enabling you to keep on using hand held equipment effectively.

We’ll refresh your existing knowledge of pesticide legislation and the key safety issues. You’ll recap the basics of what the applicator is and what it can do. Field work will then be followed by a rundown of decontamination techniques.

PA1/PA6 (safe use and handheld applicators):

  • Basics of spray application
  • Hygiene and personal protective equipment
  • The working principles of a knapsack
  • Preparation of the applicator for work
  • Nozzles
  • Calibrating a knapsack
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Calibration – concentration method
  • Decontamination, tank washing, and storage.

PA1/PA2 (safe use and boom sprayers):

Your prior knowledge of using boom sprayers will be refreshed, helping you continue to apply pesticide according to best practice. We will also run through decontamination and disposal techniques.

Course sessions:

  • Basics of spray application
  • The working principles of a hydraulic sprayer
  • Preparation of machinery for work
  • Calibration in practice
  • Mixing and filling/essential PPE
  • Field work
  • Sprayer decontamination, disposal of washings and machine storage

In house (bespoke) or EMSC certification is also available. Please enquire for a quote for your group.

Refreshers for other units are also available, please enquire.

You need to hold PA1,2, or 6 to attend this course.
You need to be over 18 to attend this course

You do not need to supply any equipment for this course.

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