Top up your knowledge of this key piece of equipment and how to use it safely and confidently with our dedicated one-day refresher course
Pesticides are widely used across many land-based industries.
But they can be potentially harmful substances.
It's essential they are handled, applied and stored correctly.
Our course will teach you to do just that.
It's designed for anyone who uses hand-held applicators as part of their work.
It will help you refresh and develop your existing knowledge of health and safety legislation, enabling you to keep on using hand held equipment effectively.
Our engaging instructors will teach you the importance of staying up to date with any changes in legislation and best practice.
We'll refresh your existing knowledge of pesticide legislation and the key safety issues.
You'll recap the basics of what the applicator is and what it can do.
Field work will then be followed by a rundown of decontamination techniques.
Basics of spray application
Hygiene and personal protective equipment
The working principles of a knapsack
Preparation of the applicator for work
Calibrating a knapsack
Mixing, filling and site work
Calibration – concentration method
Decontamination, tank washing, and storage.
This course is aimed at anyone using professional pesticide products in industries like agriculture, horticulture, and forestry.
You'll be building on your existing understanding of using hand held applicators for applying pesticide. Once you've finished this refresher, you'll be able to:
Understand your duties under the law and become a safe and competent pesticide user
Understand what pesticides are and their ‘field of use’
State legislation relevant to pesticide application
Interpret and use label information
Take the appropriate action to protect yourself and the environment
Store and transport pesticides safely
Dispose of the pesticides and containers safely
Identify and describe how hand held applicators work
Identify and select nozzles for various applications
Achieve the required spray quality
Carry out pre-start checks
Calibrate the applicator
Mix and fill applicator accurately and safely
Operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations
Prevent environmental hazards
Decontaminate and store equipment.