Certificate of Competence – Pesticide Applications (Handheld)
Course Title: Certificate of Competence – Pesticide Applications (Handheld)
Course Code: HR160
This Certificate of Competence is a legal requirement if your job involves applying pesticides in a commercial role.
This four-day training course will bring those with some experience in spraying up to the standard required to take the NPTC C&G Foundation module (PA1) and Hand Held Applicator module (PA6A).
Please note: We aim to arrange the PA6 assessment for the Friday of the course.
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
Dates & Fees
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||Total Fee 19-23
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Location & Contact Details
Basic stationery - notepad, pens, pencils, ruler and eraser.
National Insurance (NI) number.
Steel toe-capped boots, spraying overalls, spraying (Nitrile) gloves and a face shield - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor.