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Operating a Variable Geometry Boom Sprayer With Air Assistance (PA3B)


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Variable Geometry Boom Sprayer with Air Assistance
£ 172.00
Cost: £425
Duration: 1 Day
Certification: Level 2 City & Guilds NPTC or LANTRA
Assessment Type: NPTC independent 1/2 day assessment is required.
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

This course covers safe operation of a variable geometry boom sprayer with air assistance.

The course will cover

  • Basics of using a variable geometry boom sprayer with air assistance
  • Hygiene and personal protective equipment
  • The working principles of variable geometry boom and air broadcast spray application
  • Preparation of machinery for work
  • Calibration in practice
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Decontamination, storage and records
  • Fault finding and conclusions.

Candidates must have successfully achieved their PA1 assessment prior to being assessed for this unit. They will also need to be competent drivers of the tractor/quad bike or other means of transportation of the sprayer and be 18 years or older.

You will need to supply:

  • Suitable coverall
  • Gloves
  • Full face visor
  • Protective footwear

Other equipment may be required please ask us about this.

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Operating a Variable Geometry Boom Sprayer Without Air Assistance (PA3C)

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