PA1 Safe handling and application of pesticides

Training Course / Workshop

Lowe Maintenance - North Yorkshire
18 Feb 2020
18 Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DN
Opening times:
9am - 5.30pm

Hosted by Lowe Maintenance in Settle, North Yorkshire. The PA1 Safe handling and application of pesticides unit that must be completed before any application unit. Total £206 (inc £20 VAT) per person

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The PA1 unit for spraying pesticides is a mandatory unit in the spraying of pesticides.

Without this foundation unit you can not legally apply any pesticides as a professional user.

As a result if your planning to use pesticides as a professional. Basically if your being paid or making a living from those associated tasks, you must above all be fully qualified.

Furthermore as part of your responsibilities as a professional user you have a legal duty to follow:

  • the manufactures instructions
  • use the products safety,
  • ensuring that you protect not only yourself but others around you and the environment.

Finally once you have achieved the PA1 unit you can progress onto other units known as application units.

These are specific to the way you will be applying the product, hence getting the right unit, units such as knapsack, boom sprayer, weedwiper or even more options.

Consequently the PA1 unit covers the following:

  • your legal responsibilities;
  • risks with pesticides;
  • storing of pesticides;
  • handling of pesticides;
  • mixing chemicals;
  • calibration of pesticides;
  • using and cleaning equipment;
  • disposing of chemical waste safely and legally;
  • safe working practices and industry best practice;
  • emergency actions;
  • health monitoring;
  • record keeping.

The Lowe Maintenance Training website lists all the PA1 safe handling and application of pesticide course dates planned throughout the year. Further details of other scheduled courses can be found here Lowe Maintenance PA1 course details.

For details of other forestry and land-based courses we offer that may be of interest click here.

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