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Pesticide Application Knapsack (PA6a) - LANTRA Awards

LANTRA training course with theory, practical, and assessment covers health and safety legislation, safety guidelines and appropriate techniques for working with pesticides.


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Course Details

Product number: PEST_PA6A|3670

This course aims to help develop delegate’s knowledge of health and safety legislation and provide the skills required to safely and effectively work with pesticides.

Pesticides are widely used in agriculture and horticulture, but they can be potentially harmful substances so a thorough appreciation of safe working practices is vital.

Delegates must hold the PA1 foundation pesticides qualification before taking this course.

  • Understand your duties under the law and help you become a safe and competent pesticide user
  • Understand what pesticides are and their ‘field of use’
  • State legislation relevant to pesticide application
  • Interpret and use label information
  • Take the appropriate action to protect yourself and the environment
  • Store and transport pesticides safely
  • Dispose of the pesticides and containers safely
  • Record information
  • Identify and describe how hand held applicators work
  • Identify and select nozzles for various applications
  • Achieve the required spray quality
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Calibrate the applicator
  • Mix and fill applicator accurately and safely
  • Operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations
  • Prevent environmental hazards
  • Decontaminate and store equipment


Any delegate either employed in, or looking to be employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance who is responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides.

Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness will be required for specific operations.  Whilst we would not want to disadvantage you as a learner, it is an essential requirement.

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a LANTRA accredited certificate. City & Guilds Registration can be arranged at additional cost. For the City & Guilds certificate an additional exam will need to be completed which will be arranged during the training. There will be an additional cost for this certificate.

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