Hand Held Applicators (PA6A)

Aims of Course:

This is a one-day practical pesticides training course which is workshop based and specifically working with a knapsack sprayer. The training will focus on safe practice, routine maintenance and calibration of the knapsack.

Our PA6A Pesticides Training and assessment programme enables operators to gain recognition & certification for pesticide application. Successful PA6A Pesticides Training course candidates gain certification after demonstrating their skills, knowledge and attitudes associated with knapsack use & application.

Course content:

  • Preparing the sprayer and checking components
  • Operating the hand held sprayer in a variety of operating circumstances
  • Out of season maintenance and storage
  • General Safety
  • Calibrating the hand held sprayer
  • Decontamination of sprayer and protective clothing

Course Objectives:

  • Identify and describe how hand held 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

Maximum number of learners:

Course duration : 1 Day Training plus 1 Day Assessment

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