Pesticides Application (spraying) Courses Available Units

Pesticides Application (spraying) Courses Available Units

The following units are available:

PA1 Foundation Unit

A compulsory unit which covers the legislation relevant to pesticides application. It includes handling, storage, transportation and interpretation of product labels. This unit needs to be achieved as a pre-requisite for all other units.

PA1 Foundation Unit 1.5 days training; 1 hour online test. Book here.

PA2a,e or f Boom Sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled
(excluding pedestrian controlled machines).

PA1 and some tractor driving experience are required for this unit. This course covers all safety checks, maintenance, calibration and operation of the sprayer. Different types of sprayer are available for specialist application, please phone for details.

PA2 Boom sprayer, 2 days training;  ½ day practical test.

PA3a or b, Broadcast or Boom Sprayer mounted or trailed with or without air assistance (excluding pedestrian controlled machines or hand held equipment).

PA1 and some tractor driving experience are required for this unit. This course covers all safety checks, maintenance, calibration and operation of the sprayer. Different types of sprayer are available for specialist application, please phone for details.

PA3 Broadcast or Boom sprayer 2 days training; ½ day practical test.

PA4g Pesticide Granule Applicator, mounted or trailed
(excluding pedestrian controlled machines or hand held equipment).

PA1 and some tractor driving experience are required for this unit. This course covers instruction for the correct applicationof slug pellets and granular pesticides.

PA4 Pesticide granule 1 day training; 2 hour practical test.

PA6a or aw, Hand Held Applicators (including pedestrian controlled machines but excluding misters and foggers).

PA1 is required for this unit. This course covers all safety checks, calibration, maintenance and correct use of hand held pesticides applicators.

PA6 Hand held applicators 1.5 days training;  2 hour practical test.

 

PA9 Fogging, misting and smokes (including formaldehyde).

PA1 is required for this unit. The course can cover the safe use of motorised knapsack sprayers but due to the vast array of types of equipment used to deliver fogs, mists and smokes, this training will be tailored to the type of machine that would be used by the trainee.

PA9 Fogging, misting and smokes 1 day training;  2 hour practical test.

 

PAGR (Grandfather Rights)  

Unit 1: Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides on Own Land

All candidates for PAGR will take Unit 1. It will be assessed verbally and covers the principles of safe handling and application of pesticides.

Unit 2: Hand held pesticide application on own land

Covers all hand held applicators that are commonly used to apply pesticides. A candidate who achieves Units 1 and 2 will be entitled to use any hand held sprayer or applicator only on their own land or that of their employer.

Unit 3: Operating machines to apply pesticides to own land

Covers all machinery and equipment commonly used to apply pesticides. A candidate who achieves Units 1 and 3 will be entitled to use any machine or equipment that applies pesticides only on their own land or that of their employer.

Unit 4: Application of pesticides using other specific equipment or methods on own land

Covers all other types of machinery or equipment. There will be specific endorsements for each item of equipment. A candidate who achieves Units 1 and 4 will be entitled to use only the item endorsed on their own land or that of their employer.

PAGR (Grandfather Rights) 1 day workshop;  Test duration: Unit 1 – 30 minutes; Unit 2 – 1.5 – 3 hours; Unit 3 – 2 – 3 hours; Unit 4 – 1 – 3 hours