Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (Phostoxin and Talunex) NPTC / City and Guilds - 30 January 2019

Safe Use of Aluminium Phosphide for Vertebrate Pest Control (Phostoxin and Talunex) NPTC / City and Guilds - 30 January 2019

Yorkshire North East

  • 30 January 2019

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

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Phostoxin and Talunex for the control of rabbits, rats and moles requires you to hold a certificate of competence to buy and apply the product. This one day training plus one day assessment will enable you to do so upon achievement.

  • Description

    After the 26th November 2015 it became a requirement of the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012, to hold an approved certificate of training before using products such as Talunex or Phostoxin to control rabbits, rats and moles in their burrows.

    Even if you have had previous training with metallic phosphides, unfortunately only the new Level 2 Award will be recognised after this date. For this reason most distributors will ask to see evidence of training to support the drive for better stewardship. Many, in fact, are already doing so.

    So if you wish to continue using this product, training and achieving a recognised qualification is the only way forward.

    Learning Outcomes

    By the end of the course you should be able to:
    1) Understand and comply with the legislative; safety requirements and codes of practice.
    2) Understand the relevance of product label information.
    3) Understand how to store and transport Aluminium Phosphides safely.
    4) Understand how to manage, dispose and keep records of Aluminium Phosphides.
    5) Be able to assess the environmental factors relating to application.
    6) Be able to operate Aluminium Phosphide application equipment safely.

    You will require:

    1) Hooded coveralls
    2) Gauntlet nitrile rubber gloves no flocking
    3) Wellies
    4) A full face respirator (if you have one)

    Lowe Maintenance will provide specific equipment for the training and assessment

    Length: One 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.

    For more information contact: info@lowe-maintenance.co.uk or call 01729 825132, alternatively visit Lowe Maintenance website