Pesticides Training

For Professional Users of Knapsack and Ground Crop Sprayers
Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) & FPPI Ltd

QQI Safe Use of Pesticides Training Programme

(Previously Fetac Level 5 Training – Meeting requirements under Directive 2009/128/EC for Professional users of Pesticides)

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach the following skills in relation to the safe use of pesticides:

  • The benefits of safe practice
  • Legislation
  • Product Labels
  • Protective Clothing requirement
  • Hygiene
  • Storage
  • Preparing pesticides for use
  • Disposal
  • Contamination
  • Record Keeping
  • The environment
  • IPM (Integrated Pest Management)
  • Glossary of terms

Participants will learn the following skills in relation to Knapsack Sprayers or Ground Crop Sprayers

  1. Identification of component parts
  2. Preparation of applicator for use
  3. Calibration by means of an approved procedure and operation to ensure correct application rate, without risk to themselves, others or the environment
  4. Performance of routine maintenance on the applicator
  5. Decontamination of application equipment and personal protective equipment according to proper procedures.

For more information, please contact Marie on 087 2408896

or email