Boom Sprayer Application Equipment.


This course prepares trainees for the assessment for the LEVEL 2 AWARD for The Safe Use of Boom Sprayer Application Equipment. When coupled with the Safe Use of Pesticides unit this qualification allows the operator to apply pesticides using application equipment fitted with hydraulic nozzles on a boom.

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This course is mapped to National Occupational Standards (NOS). These standards describe the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to undertake a particular task or job to a Nationally recognised level of competence. Further details are available on request.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course you will have the skills and knowledge to be able to:

  1. Identify and describe how vehicle mounted or trailed spraying equipment works
  2. Prepare and set up vehicle mounted or trailed spraying machines
  3. Choose and use the correct nozzles for any application
  4. Set and calibrate the machine for any given application
  5. Fill vehicle mounted and trailed machines safely
  6. Clean and decontaminate machines and equipment safely
  7. Service the machine
  8. Operate a spraying machine safely and effectively
  9. Conduct environmental assessments for wind, spray quality, LERAPS, environmental hazards and recognise typical damage.
Target Audience

Anyone involved with the application of pesticides with vehicle mounted or trailed boom spraying equipment

Course Sessions
  1. Basics of spray application
  2. The working principles of a hydraulic boom sprayer
  3. Preparation of the machine and equipment for work
  4. Calibration of the spraying equipment
  5. Mixing pesticide and filling the spraying equipment
  6. Personal protective Equipment
  7. Sprayer decontamination and storage
  8. Disposing of unwanted pesticide waste
Entry Requirements

Learners on this course must be able to read and interpret written information and perform basic calculations required for calibration. Please make any specific learning difficulties known to us prior to the start of the course. Every effort will be made to make this course accessible to all.

Facilities and Equipment

Delegates are encouraged to use their own equipment and ppe on the course. All equipment to be used must be bthoroughlt decontaminated before the course starts. Instructors have the right to refuse the use of any equipment that is contaminated or looks as though it is contaminated with pesticide.

The course is usually run on your site using your applicator and power unit. If this is not possible please contact us to discuss an alternative attendance venue.

Duration and Timing

This course can be run over one day for those with some experience. However, it is reccommended that novice operators attend for two days in order to gain the necessary skills and knowledge required for assessment.

Course Numbers

This course can accommodate up to 6 learners and is arranged as soon as there are at least 4. Please contact us to discuss your requirements and register for details of the next available course. Individuals or groups of 2 or 3 can be accommodated by joining one of our scheduled courses.

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Please contact us for the latest information regarding future courses.


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