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Pesticides are widely used in agriculture and horticulture.

But they can be potentially harmful substances, so a thorough appreciation of safe working practices is vital.

Our course is tailor-made for people responsible for the storage, handling, and application of pesticides.

It will help you refresh and develop your existing knowledge of health and safety legislation, enabling you to keep on working with pesticides effectively.

The finer details

We'll guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely and with confidence.

You'll learn about any changes or updates in key legislation, the importance of keeping and maintaining clear records and understanding any changes on product labels.

Safely storing, transporting and disposing of pesticides are also covered.

Important protection issues – for both you and the environment – form a major part of the course.

Course sessions:

  • Definitions
  • Consequences of not using or handling pesticides safely
  • Legislation that affects pesticides use
  • Pesticide product labels
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safe storage and transport of pesticides
  • Environmental factors
  • Disposal of pesticides and containers
  • Dealing with accidents
  • Keeping pesticide records.

Delivery method

Classroom and practical demonstration

Who should attend?

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

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll walk away feeling refreshed, having built upon on your existing knowledge. You'll be able to:

  • Understand your duties under the law and help you 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
  • Record information.
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