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PA6a handlance or knapsacks

18 Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DN | |

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Handheld Applicators PA6a Knapsack or hand lance

As a professional user of pesticides you need to ensure you have the correct application unit for when you apply a pesticide. A professional is someone who makes an income somewhere down the line from the activities they are carrying out. As a result if you are a farmer, landscaper, game keeper or someone employed by a council or rail company this does include you.

Therefore if you use a knapsack on land to spray or apply pesticides as such as:

  • Herbicides (weedkillers)
  • Fungicides
  • Insecticides
  • Molluscicides (slugs and snails)
  • Wood preservatives
  • Growth regulators (products that influence plant growth) you will need the PA6a application unit.

The PA6a knapsack or hand lance course covers the following areas:

  • Choice of knapsacks available
  • Nozzles and how to choose the most relevant one for the task your carrying out
  • Regulations in place that you should be following
  • Understanding product labels
  • Sprayer pre checks that you should be completing before use
  • What to include on your environmental risk assessment
  • Calibration of your knapsack sprayer
  • Carry out a mock application of pesticide (food colouring)
  • Explain how to dispose of any waste products or materials
  • Cleaning and storage of your knapsack sprayer
  • Completion of an application record

It is not about adding a dollop of chemical and a bit more for luck then waving a hand lance about!

There is more to it than that and as a professional you need to adhere to industry best practice.


Event Details

October 8
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Price - Adult
£240 per person
Other info (e.g additional charge for parking)
The training course will be £100 + VAT = £120 per person. The assessment plus City and Guilds registration will be £120 per person (no VAT). Total £240 per person. All fees are payable upon booking.