Pesticides

Course

In Gunnislake

Price on request

Description

  • Typology

    Course

  • Location

    Gunnislake

  • Duration

    2 Days

Description


Suitable for: Anyone using, or purchasing pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Gunnislake (Cornwall)
Oakleigh House, Hoopers Lane, PL18 9NN

Starts

On request

To take into account

The foundation module (PA1) must be taken prior to any other module - although the test can be taken immediately prior to the PA2 or PA6. For PA2 the operator must be trained and certificated in the vehicle that the sprayer is mounted on.

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Course programme

Who should enrol
Anyone using, or purchasing pesticides, herbicides or fungicides.

Content Summary
Foundation Module (PA1 COMPULSORY):
Introduction & aims
Approved Code of Practice
Storage, mixing & safe use
COSHH & risk assessments
Hazard awareness
Safe disposal, record keeping
Tractor Mounted Sprayer Module (PA2 OPTION):
Site assessment, Risk assessment
Tractor driving recap
Protective equipment, safety procedures
Correct use of the spray equipment
Storage & transport
Knapsack Sprayer Module (PA6 OPTION):
Site assessment, Risk assessment
Protective equipment, safety procedures
Correct use of the spray equipment
Storage & transport
Other Modules available on request:
PA9 - Fogging, Misting & Smokes
PA6AW - Application to water
PA6D - Minimal Calibration (no-mix)

Assessment
The PA1 assessment is now "on-line" & must be completed on a computer at a nominated test centre - this takes approx. 30 mins. Practical assessments (PA2 - PA12) are both written and verbal questioning - paperwork and application forms for these tests are usually completed during the course and forwarded to the independent assessment centre on your behalf who will then contact you direct to make the necessary arrangements. The PA6 to PA12 tests take approx. 1-2hrs each, PA2 to PA5 tests take 2-3hrs.

Course Material
HSE guidelines, DEFRA & PSD Workbooks (Copy of the new "Yellow Code" available here for anyone wishing to download a free copy for background reading.

NPTC test schedules available free here.

Duration
2 days for training - separate assessments (usually within 4 weeks of the training) charged seperately by your local assessment centre.

Type
Classroom & Field use

Certificate
NPTC certificate of competence

Validity
Currently valid indefinitely.

Pre-requisites
The foundation module (PA1) must be taken prior to any other module - although the test can be taken immediately prior to the PA2 or PA6. For PA2 the operator must be trained and certificated in the vehicle that the sprayer is mounted on.

All trainees must be over 16 years of age, in good health and with reasonable literacy & numeracy skills. Computer literacy requirements are not high and there will be assistance on hand if required - however, if you think you may require assistance with either the written or computer tests you must notify the assessment centre at the time of booking. Persons with certain ailments or on certain medication may not be able to take part in the practical sessions.

More Info
Steel toe-capped workboots, loose non-snag work overalls, Unlined Nitrile gloves, protective suit, protective footwear, Face shield. 2 passport photo's, NI number.


This course enables successful candidates to join the National Register of Sprayer Operators (NRoSO) on payment of the required fees.

Pesticides

Price on request