Safe use of Pesticides with Broadcast Sprayer/Boom Sprayer - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for the professional user or anyone who requires the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) Certificate in the Safe Use of Pesticidesand is a pre-requisite of progressing to the other FEPA modules. In accordance with the Food and Environment Protection Act (FEPA) regulations (1985) and Sustainable Pesticides Regulations (2012), sprayer operators are required to receive adequate training before operation of specific spraying equipment.

Theory, practical and assessment

  • Know the legislation and codes of practice relating to application equipment
  • Be able to assess the environmental factors relating to the mixing and application site
  • Be able to read and interpret product information
  • Be able to prepare and calibrate the applicator
  • Be able to operate the application equipment
  • Know how to carry out post operational procedures

Assessment Methods

Independently assessed by City & Guilds:

  • Observation of practical performance
  • Assessment of underpinning knowledge

Course Summary

Course Title Safe use of Pesticides with Broadcast Sprayer/Boom Sprayer
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