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Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand-Held Applicators in or Near Water – PA6AW

1/2 Day

Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand-Held Applicators in or Near Water – PA6AW Training Course

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1/2 Day PA6 application of pesticide training in or near water training is suitable for candidates who hold their City & Guilds NPTC PA1 and PA6A qualifications and wish to use a knapsack or other hand-held applicator in or near water. Candidates will be required to read a pesticide label and use a calculator during their PA6AW assessment.


  • Legislation
  • Choosing dose & volume rates from the labels
  • The principles of application in or near water
  • Types of areas
  • Environmental risk assessments
  • The Application of pesticides in or near water
  • Aquatic approvals
  • Environmental Agency approval
  • Application rates
  • Water flow etc
  • Safety near water and what to consider
  • Calibration


  • Use pesticides safely, applied with appropriate application equipment
  • Identify and select nozzles and carry out machine calibration
  • Operate equipment within legislation and codes of practice
  • Clean equipment and dispose of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Identify and rectify faults and recognise when spraying is inadvisable


Protective Equipment:

All candidates must have personal protective equipment which must display a CE mark, consisting of:

  • Disposable Coveralls: can be a single piece suit or combination of garments, with or without hood, which covers the entire body protection Type: 5/6 particle & limited splash EN 13982 5/6
  • Face shield Splash rated EN 166
  • Nitrile gloves300mm long & minimum 0.5mm thickness EN 374
  • Wellington or water-repellent boots with a good grip (preferably with steel toe cap protection) EN 20345
  • Please bring a calculator (not a mobile phone)

PRE-REQUISITES: Candidates over 16 years, Achieved Foundation Unit PA1 and be able to interpret information on product label


All of our courses can be accredited by either NPTC or LANTRA, depending on the level of accreditation you require


  • Ground Crop Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA2A)
  • Broadcast Air Assisted Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA3)
  • Granule Applicator (PA4G)
  • Slug Pellets (PA4S)
  • Hand-held Applicator - knapsack (PA6A)
  • Hand-held Pesticide Injection Equipment (PA6INJ)

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