Pesticides Knapsack Pa6(a)

Pesticides training Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

Cost of Course £175.00 +vat

nptc city  guilds logoKnapsack Sprayer Module (PA6a OPTION): - 1 Day ( pre-qualification of PA1 is required ) 

Our joint PA1 PA6a course is popular for those without PA1 ask about our available course dates 

Course content

Pesticides are very widely and successfully used in land-based industries, but they can be potentially harmful substances, therefore it is essential that they are handled, applied and stored correctly, therefore making training essential.
Our assessment course in Hand Held Applicators – Hydraulic Nozzle, has experienced instructors who will guide you through the appropriate and safe use of the hand-held applicator.

Who is it for?

If you are involved in the application of pesticides with handheld hydraulic nozzle applicators, then our training course is for you. This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety requirements, and allow you to add to your continuous development.
The duration of the course will be dependent on your experience and if you are a novice the course will last for 2 days.
Before attending this course you will have already attended the Safe Use of Pesticides course.

What will you get from it?

- Identify and describe how handheld 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.

Course sessions:
- Basics of spray application
- Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
- The working principles of a knapsack
- Preparation of the applicator for work
- Nozzles
- Calibrating a knapsack
- Mixing, filling and site work
- Calibration – concentration method
- Decontamination, tank washing and storage

You will need, to bring your PPE, 

A Calculator, Pen and you're lunch

Coveralls for use in Pesticides application should be at least a type 6 coverall ( lowered numbered suits  offer higher protection, so a type 3 or 4 would also be applicable) They must not be the unmarked nuisance type coverall, they do look very similar, but are not designed for pesticide use, and have none of the "type" numbers of protection.
A pair of unlined nitrile gloves, at least 300mm in length, Wellington Boots & Faceshield,

The things you need to know:

Duration: 1 Day + 1 Day assessment
no of learners: 6