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As well as the practical benefits, this course also prepares learners for Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Mists and Fogs assessment.

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 pesticide fogs as part of their work.

The finer details

Our course involves a balanced mix of theory and practical work.

We'll run through pesticide legislation and the key safety issues. 

You'll be taught the basics of what the applicator is and what it can do.

Field work will then be followed by a rundown of decontamination techniques.

Course sessions:

  • Basics of fog application
  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  • The working principles of a fog applicator
  • Preparation of the applicator for work
  • Calibration in practice
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Decontamination and storage.
  • Fault finding and conclusions.

Worth noting: The length of this course will depend on your experience. If you're a novice, it will run over two days.

To be eligible you must have already attended our Safe Use of Pesticides course.

Delivery method


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 the course, you'll be able to:

  • understand the legislative and safety regulations relating to the use of application equipment
  • identify and describe how fog applicators work
  • identify and select nozzles for various applications
  • achieve the required droplet size
  • carry out pre-start checks
  • calibrate the applicator
  • mix and fill the applicator accurately and safely
  • operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations
  • prevent environmental hazards
  • decontaminate and store equipment. 
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