The Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
The expected duration for the course is one 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.

Learn how to safely use a potentially dangerous product with our one-day training course.

Overview in brief

Aluminium phosphide is a dangerous compound.

Used incorrectly, it can be hazardous to the health and safety of users, the general public and non-target animals.

Our course will provide you with a full working knowledge of the relevant commercial products and application equipment.

It's ideal for anyone using aluminium phosphide in a commercial environment, such as pest control operatives, farmers, gamekeepers and greenkeepers.

The finer details

This is a training-only course.

On completion, you'll receive a certificate of attendance.

You'll also be eligible to complete a Lantra Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (licence to practise).

We'll guide you through the key legislative and safety issues.

Storage, transportation, handling, and disposal will also be covered.

Course sessions:

  • Legislation
  • Safety, exposure prevention and first aid
  • Environment and wildlife
  • Label, product container, storage and transportation
  • Application equipment, handling and disposal of excess pesticide and spillages
  • Record keeping.

Worth noting: Our course attracts 10 Basis CPD points.

Who should attend?

Our course is suitable for anyone wishing to control vertebrates using aluminium phosphide in a commercial environment.

The training also underpins our Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control.

What will be covered?

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

  • Recognise the symptoms of phosphine poisoning
  • Apply technical and operational controls to avoid exposure
  • Identify target animals and undertake a survey to determine their presence
  • Interpret product labels
  • Know how to apply a treatment safely and effectively
  • Retain appropriate records.

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