East Malling Short Courses

Safe Use of Pesticides

Pest Control

This is a mandatory unit required as a prerequisite to all other pesticides application units. You will also need to take another unit to be able to apply a pesticides by your chosen method.

This e-learning will cover the safe use and application of pesticides from the comfort of your home or office. You will need to take an independent test to gain this qualification.

The course covers

  • 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.

On its own, this unit does NOT qualify you to apply pesticides.

Please note: This is a course to prepare you for the independent on line assessment which will require a separate registration and payment. You would need to attend the assessment centre for your online test.

You can choose to take the LANTRA or NPTC online test.


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For more information about these eLearning services, please visit the Lantra website.

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