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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 using Vehicle Mounted or Trailed Wick Type Applicators.

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 pesticides 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 wick type application
  • Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • The working principles of wick type applicators
  • Preparation of the applicator for work
  • Calibration in practice
  • Mixing, filling and site work
  • Decontamination, storage and record keeping
  • 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.

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 our course, you will be able to:

  • identify and describe how vehicle mounted/trailed wick type equipment operates
  • safely assess environmental risks
  • prepare and set up the equipment
  • set and calibrate the equipment for a given application
  • fill the equipment safely
  • operate the equipment safely and effectively
  • clean and decontaminate equipment safely
  • maintain and store the equipment correctly.
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