PA6inj - Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (stem injection) NPTC / City and Guilds 6 November 18
Yorkshire North East
- 6 November 2018
18 Duke Street Settle North Yorkshire BD24 9DN
Pre requisite is the Award in the Principles of Safe Application and Handling of Pesticides PA1.
To book online: Lowe Maintenance
In recent years there seems to have been a considerable increase in the amount of giant hogweed, Japanese knotweed, and other hollow-stemmed plants. Injecting concentrate pesticide in the correct dosage directly into the stem has a higher success rate than overall or spot spraying and has far quicker results in terms of control.
It is an ideal way of treating plants near to watercourses due to the low risk of drift and off-target contamination. Stem injection is a simple and relatively safe process that can be carried out in small and large areas in a variety of situations such as railway embankments, golf courses, parks, and many other areas to treat troublesome invasive weeds.
By the end of the course you should be able to:
1) Understand the legislation and safety regulations relating to pesticide injection equipment.
2) Assess the environment factors relating to the application site.
3) Read and interpret product information.
4) Prepare and calibrate the injection equipment.
5) Operate the pesticide injection equipment.
6) Carry out post application procedures.
You will require:
1) Spray suit, coveralls type 5 and 6
2) Nitrile rubber gloves, 0.5mm thick, 300mm long, no flocking
Lowe Maintenance will provide specific spraying equipment for the training and assessment.
Half day training. 2 hours approximately for the assessment (on a second day).
Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.
Lowe Maintenance do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.
Certification: Award in Safe Application of Pesticides using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment – Stem Injection Equipment (PA6inj) Level 2.