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Sprayer Training towards passing an NPTC Assessment

 

Introduction

PA1 and PA6 Course Content.

 

Number of participants: Up to 9 people                Number of instructors: 1                Duration: 3 days including PA1 Test.

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NPTC Courses

DAY              HOURS                               LEARNING OUTCOME                                   TOPIC & STRATEGY

1

¼

To understand the course objectives

Read objectives in Test Schedule

1

¼

Understand definition of Pesticide

Questioning

1

¾

Understand Pesticides related legislation

Use of Code of Practice document

1

½

Understand the legal and environmental necessity to keep pesticides out of water

Discussion and use of definitions - Handout (HO)

1

¼

Understand the necessity to only use approved pesticides

Use of product label

1

½

Understand the legislative training and certification requirements

Use of Code of Practice document and discussion

1

¼

Understand product application rates

Use of product label

1

1

Basic understanding of COSHH in relation to the use of pesticides

Use of CoP document, HOs and discussion

1

1

Understand information detailed on product labels

Use of product label in discussion groups with worksheet

1

¾

Be able to identify, select and understand maintenance and storage of PPE

Handle sample PPE, HO's

1

½

Understand environmental issues of using pesticides

Discussion, HO's

1

½

Understand correct storage of pesticides

Discussion and HO's

2

½

Understand correct transportation of pesticides

HO's

2

½

Understand environmental issues of spray drift

HO's

2

½

Understand the records that must be kept

HO's

2

½

Understand the correct methods of disposal

HO's

2

½

Understand emergency procedures including personal contamination

Discussion

2

½

To ensure understanding of requirements to pass PA1 test and course review

Test Schedule

2

½

To understand the importance of an Environmental Risk Assessment

Q&A, HO

2

Up to 3

PA1 GOLA test

3

¾

To understand how a Knapsack Sprayer works

Knapsack Sprayer, HOs,

3

¾

To understand how to undertake the required Knapsack Sprayer checks

Knapsack Sprayer, HOs

3

¾

To understand how various nozzles work

Nozzles, HOs, demonstration

3

To be able to calibrate a Knapsack Sprayer

Knapsack Sprayer, HOs, demonstration, practice

3

To be able to use a Knapsack Sprayer to apply simulated pesticide to a given area

Knapsack Sprayer, demonstration, practice

3

½

To understand how to clean and store the Knapsack Sprayer and PPE

Knapsack Sprayer, HOs, demonstration, practice

3

½

To ensure understanding of requirements to pass PA6 test and course review

Test Schedule

Break times are taken as follows: 15 mins in the morning, 30 mins lunch and 15 mins during the afternoon. Timings are flexible depending on start and finish times to fit in with customer and or participants.