WHAT WILL BE COVERED?
This course prepares candidates for the City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment assessment covering hand held sprayers; ensuring that they are able to apply pesticides using this equipment in a safe, effective manner and in accordance with current legislation. Learners are expected to read a pesticide label and utilise a calculator to measure and calculate the area to be treated and ensuring correct the correct quantities of pesticides are used. You’ll be taken through the correct procedures for calibrating applicator speeds and spray widths, as well as measuring, mixing and filling the applicator, before applying the pesticide.
There are a number of options with the PA6 assessment covering hydraulic nozzle or rotary atomiser type sprayers; hydraulic nozzle or rotary atomiser type sprayers including application in or near water; granule applicators; granule applicators including application in or near water; and other hand held applicators requiring minimal calibration.
The available units within this Level 2 Award are:
- [Unit 151]: Operating pedestrian hand held applicators fitted with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to apply pesticides to land (was PA6A)
- [Unit 152]: Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators Fitted With Hydraulic Nozzles or Rotary Atomisers to Apply Pesticides to or Near Water (was PA6A)
- [Unit 153]: Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators to Apply Pesticide Pellets or Granules to Land (was PA6G)
- [Unit 154]: Operating Pedestrian Hand Held Applicators to Apply Pesticide Pellets or Granules to or Near Water (was PA6GW)
- [Unit 155]: Installing Pesticide Plugs in Tree Stumps (PA6PP)
- [Unit 156]: Operating Hand Held Pesticide Injection Equipment (PA6INJ)
- [Unit 157]: Operating Other Hand Held Applicators Requiring Minimal Calibration (PA6MC)
This course is available to those who have successfully completed their City & Guilds NPTC PA.1 or City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides assessment.
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
- You must be at least 16 years of age to undertake the training and assessment.
- This course is available to those who have successfully completed their City & Guilds NPTC PA.1 training and assessment.
WHAT CAN I PROGRESS TO?
As you will already hold the foundation pesticide application certificate (PA1) or the new City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides, then you could opt to study for:
- 0216-50 (was PA2): Boom sprayers.
- 0216-51 (was PA3): Broadcast or variable geometry sprayers.
- 0216-57 (was PA9): Fogging misters and smokers.
HOW LONG IS THIS COURSE?
1 day. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and availability of training / assessment.
WHERE IS THIS COURSE HELD?
Many of our courses are based at our workshops at Arborfield, near Reading; but this course can be delivered across the UK, at your own site, if needed. Please contact us for more details.