Hand Held Application Equipment.

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This course prepares trainees for the assessment for the LEVEL 2 AWARD for The Safe Use of Hand Held Application Equipment. When coupled with the Safe Use of Pesticides unit this qualification allows the operator to apply pesticides using hand held application equipment.

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. Understand the legislative and safety regulations relating to the use of application equipment to land and water
  2. Identfy and describe how hand held applicators work
  3. Identify and select nozzles for various applications
  4. Achieve the required spray quality
  5. Carry out pre use checks
  6. Calibrate the applicator accurately
  7. Mix the pesticide and fill the applicator accurately and safely
  8. Operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations                                               
  9. Prevent environmental hazards
  10. Decontaminate and store hand held applicators
Target Audience

Anyone involved in the application of pesticides with hand held hydraulic nozzle equipment

Course Sessions
  1. Basics of spray application
  2. Hygiene and personal protective equipment
  3. The working principles of a knapsack sprayer
  4. Preparation of the applicator for work
  5. Types of nozzles and their applications
  6. Calibration of the applicator
  7. Mixing the pesticide, filling the sprayer and site work
  8. Decontaminating the sprayer, disposal of washings and storage
  9. Alternative calibration methods
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 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 thoroughly 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.

This course can be run at your venue if adequate or at one of ours if not.

Duration and Timing
This course can be run over one day for those with some experience. However, it is recommended 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.
For a specification handbook please click Here.
Please contact us to register your interest in this course.
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