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Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 Course Objectives At the end of the course, participants will be able to: ? develop knowledge covering the requirements of current legislation ? learn how to use pesticides appropriately and safely, and keep proper records ? understand how to store pesticides correctly ? learn how to clean equipment, and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers ? cover procedures for dealing with contamination and poisoning incidents All without risk to self or third party Duration/Format ? One day for experienced operators - classroom NB: A two day course is recommended for trainees of little or no experience Instructor/Trainee Ratio Max: 1:12 Course Content Current legislation Interpreting labels and literature Personal hygiene Selecting and using protective clothing Preparing pesticides for use Storing pesticides Transport and temporary storage of pesticides Disposing of empty containers, surplus unused pesticides and washings Dealing with accidental contamination of people Keeping records Environmental factors Once this qualification is acheived trainees can go on to undertake one of the NPTC units relating to pesticide application e.g. Hand Held Applicators.

Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 Course Objectives At the end of the course, participants will be able to: ? develop knowledge covering the requirements of current legislation ? learn how to use pesticides appropriately and safely, and keep proper records ? understand how to store pesticides correctly ? learn how to clean equipment, and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers ? cover procedures...

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