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Agriculture-chemical PA2a (2)

Safe Application Of Pesticides Boom Sprayers

Course Objectives

  • Preparation and set up of sprayer
  • Apply pesticides safely and efficiently with a field crop sprayer fitted with hydraulic nozzles
  • Identify and select appropriate nozzles, carry out machine preparation and calibration
  • Operate the equipment in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice
  • Clean equipment, and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Identify and rectify faults and recognise conditions when spraying is inadvisable

Who is the course for?

This course is for those involved in Boom Sprayer Hydraulic Nozzle pesticide application and is for anyone who uses vehicle mounted / trailer boom spraying equipment (hydraulic nozzle) as part of their work. Participants should have attended the course Safe Use of Pesticides and/or hold the recognised certificate of competence ‘Safe Use of Pesticides’. If you would like to attend this course you must be able to proficiently use, and drive the particular vehicle(s) used during the training i.e. tractors or ATVs.

Certification

City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed Horizontal Boom Sprayers (QCF)  (PA2)

Duration/Format

One day practical for experienced operators

This course is independently assessed on a separate day to City & Guilds NPTC standards and criteria.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • General safety
  • Preparation for work
  • Checking and fitting pump
  • Hitching sprayer to tractor
  • Cleaning and inspection
  • Setting and testing application rate
  • Setting boom height
  • Preparing pesticides for work and filling sprayer
  • Field operation
  • Spray drift and environmental factors
  • Field practice
  • Out of season maintenance and storage
  • Summary

Facilities/Equipment Required

  • Protective clothing to include face shield, hood, rubber gloves, and apron and coverall.
  • Steel tape measure (2m)
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Pocket calculator
  • NPTC ‘Pesticide Application’ schedule
  • Instructional books for tractor and sprayer

Venue

Warm, well lit room with adequate tables and chairs, mains water supply/drain, 13 amp power point, building or yard with clean concrete floor, washing facilities, suitable field nearby.

Prices

1 day course – £125 +VAT

NPTC Test – £115

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund