Have you got your Pesticide Spraying Certificates in place for the work that you do this autumn?
Pesticide courses for the various types of application are still fashionable.
Who has to have a Pesticide Spraying Certificate – Are you legal – goodbye Grandfather Rights – NFU have FAQ
Frequently asked questions via NFU on the new requirements for certification of operators applying professional pesticides
At a recently 1 Day Replacement Grandfather Rights spraying course they were all experienced sprayer operators who had been operating under Grandfather Rights for many years – all of them doing arable tasks as well as grassland spraying.
For those of you with Grandfather Rights for Pesticide Use – we can help you get your Certificate of Competence
PESTICIDES COURSE – City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides Replacing Grandfather Rights Who is the course for? Only candidates born before 31st December 1964 are eligible to take this qualification. There is no upper age limit.
Excellent answers from HSE Website to frequent questions about Pesticide use and issues related. Grandfather Rights are explained, the right Certificate of Competence is outlined and what to do about the neighbours! Skim the questions and go to the answers further down the page.
Spring is not just for nature to enjoy. We can tidy up some of our skills and polish our performance in the workplace during the nicer weather
For anyone born before 31st December 1964 it has been possible to use professional plant protection products (PPP) on your own farm or your employer’s farm without the requirement for a City & Guilds NPTC Safe use of Pesticides Certificate. This has been described as “grandfather rights”. However, we have a new enforcement of an […]
New pesticide regulations came into effect on 18th July 2012 in the UK, effectively removing grandfather rights for sprayer operators, and requiring mandatory testing for spraying equipment; with the exception of hand held and knapsack sprayers. Practical Implications Existing certificates of competence for spray operators are, and will be still recognised. National Sprayer Testing Scheme […]