PA1 covers the theory aspect of the safe handling and application of pesticides and is classroom based. Who it’s for: This PA1 pesticide course is for anyone employed in agriculture or horticulture (commercial/amenity) involved in the storage, handling and application of pesticide
Candidates must attend this PA1 training course and one other PA training module in order to gain a certificate of competence.
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 themselves and the environment; store and transport pesticides safely; dispose of the pesticides and containers safely; record information
Definitions; consequences of not using or handling pesticides safely; legislation that affects pesticides use; pesticide product labels; personal protective equipment; safe storage and transport of pesticides; environmental factors; disposal of pesticides and containers; dealing with accidents; keeping pesticide records.
The PA1 assessment is a computer based 33 multiple choice test
What pesticides are and their modes of action
Interpretation of label information
Legislation relevant to pesticides application
Protection of operators and the environment
Storage and transport of pesticides
Safe disposal of pesticides and containers
Course length: one day’s training plus assessment
ARE THERE ANY PRE-REQUISITES?
There are no pre-requisites for this course.