Pesticide Plugs

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
The expected duration for the course is half day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.
Course Prerequisites:

Learners should have completed the prerequisite Safe Use of Pesticides course.

Gain vital knowledge and learn new skills with our half-day course for beginners.

Overview in brief

Pesticide plugs are a method of controlling insects, weeds, and diseases.

They are effective – but only when used correctly.

Using the correct product is vital, making training a key requirement.

Our half-day course will guide you through the entire process.

Our course is ideal to prepare learners for the Lantra qualification in the Safe Operation of Pesticide Plug Equipment.

The finer details

This course is designed for people who may use pesticide plugs as a method of pesticide application.

Our experienced instructors will use a mix of theory and practical sessions.

You'll learn how to prepare, set up and use the equipment safely and effectively.

You'll also be taught key decontamination and storage techniques.

Course sessions:

  • Legal Requirements

  • Basics of Pesticide Plug Use

  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment

  • How Pesticide Plugs Work

  • Preparation of the Equipment needed for working with Pesticide Plugs

  • Pesticide Plugs

  • Calibrating the number of Pesticide Plugs to be used

  • Application in or near water

  • Preparation, Insertion and Site Work

  • Decontamination and Storage.

Who should attend?

Our course is aimed at anyone using, or looking to use, professional pesticide products in industries like agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the legislative and safety regulations relating to the use of pesticide plugs

  • Identify and describe how pesticide plugs work

  • Identify and select the number of pesticide plugs needed for various applications

  • Carry out pre-use checks

  • Insert the pesticide plugs safely and efficiently in various situations

  • Prevent environmental hazards

  • Decontaminate and store equipment.

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