Award in The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (QCF)
Day 1 - Legislation, LERAP, codes of practice, label interpretation, assessing hazards and risks, sprayer safety, personal protective equipment.
Day 2 - Pesticide storage and transportation, record keeping, disposal of pesticides and their containers, environmental protection.
Day 3 - Planning and preparation, alternative methods of control, types of sprayer, nozzle selection, pre-spraying procedure, sprayer maintenance, calibration, handling and mixing, decontamination.
Day 4 - Assessment arranged with independent NPTC assessor.
Candidates should have adequate levels of numeracy and literary. As an approximate guide, candidates should be at a minimum of Level 1 numeracy and literacy
Minimum age is 16 years
Tetanus protection is recommended.
Other Certificates of Competence available, e.g., Mowers, Brushcutters & Strimmers, Chainsaws, etc.
Any employment requiring pesticide application