Pesticide Applications – Knapsack Sprayer

Civil Skills Plus
In Montacute

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Important information

Typology Short course
Location Montacute
Duration 1 Day
  • Short course
  • Montacute
  • Duration:
    1 Day

To ensure the candidate is competent in the safe handling of pesticides and operation of a knapsack sprayer.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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Starts On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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· Requirements

Calculator, familiar product label (If you have one), pen and notepaper, spray suit, nitrile gloves, face visor, wellington boots and apron.


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17th Edition Full

Mike Thorne
5.0 18/06/2010
What I would highlight: Very good all round, friendly staff and very nice location. Generally a very good place to learn i will be returning for certain. 9/10
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Course programme

Pesticide Applications – Knapsack Sprayer

It is a legal requirement for any persons applying pesticides on a commercial basis to be qualified. This course will provide the skills and knowledge for the PA 6 Knapsack Sprayer certificate. BEFORE completion of this the candidate will need to complete the foundation module PA1 to gain the full qualification.

Course Content:

  • Legal and statutory legislation related to pesticide applications with a Knapsack Sprayer.
  • Preparing sprayer for work.
  • Risk assessments of the machine and the site.
  • Recognise and operate all the controls.
  • Inspect knapsack and comment on serviceability.
  • Interoperate product label.
  • Calibrate sprayer.
  • Operate the knapsack on site:
    • Prepare simulated concentrated chemical
    • Fill sprayer
    • Accurately apply simulated chemical in a field situation.
  • Post operation expectations and reporting defects.
  • Complete application records.

Progression to: PA 4 Granular Applicator, PA2 Ground Crop Sprayer

Number of Candidates: 8

Additional information

Payment options: Price Includes: * Training * £70 National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Assessment * Lunch.

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