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Safe Handling and Application Of Pesticides

Course Objectives

  • 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
  • Understand your duties under the law and help you become a safe and competent pesticide user.

Who is the course for?

Our one day training course is for you if you are employed within the agriculture or horticulture industries, and if you are responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides. This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety and legislation enabling you to work safely and effectively out in the field.

If you are registered with the NRoSO and/or BASIS (NRoSO = 12 points, BASIS = 12 points).

Due to the use of pesticides, it is important that you are able to read and interpret product information and have basic understanding of maths in order to participate in this course.


City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides  (PA1)  Qual 2016-49


One day for experienced operators – classroom based. This course is independently assessed on a separate day to  City & Guilds NPTC standards and criteria.

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
  • Keeping records of people
  • Environmental factors

Facilities/Equipment Required

Classroom based training course


Training (1 day) – £130+VAT

NPTC test – £125

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund

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Current Status

Some Courses are still able to take place during Lockdown 3 – please MAKE CONTACT for current list of training dates and Covid arrangements.


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