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Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed, Horizontal Boom Sprayers – PA2A

2 Days

Safe Application of Pesticides Using Self Propelled, Mounted, Trailed, Horizontal Boom Sprayers – PA2A Training Course

Pesticide Training Tractor

2 Day Boom Sprayer Hydraulic Nozzle training to prepare candidates for the City & Guilds NPTC practical assessment. For anyone who uses vehicle mounted / trailer boom spraying equipment (hydraulic nozzle) as part of their work. If you would like to attend this training you must be able to proficiently use and drive the particular vehicle(s) (either tractor mounted boom sprayer or ATV/Quad mounted boom sprayer) used during the training.


  • Basics of spray application
  • Preparation of machine
  • How sprayers work
  • Nozzles
  • Calibration
  • Spray quality
  • Mixing & Filling
  • Field work including Environmental Risk Assessment
  • Decontamination & tank washing
  • Fault finding
  • Storage


  • 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, proficient Tractor/ATV use 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


  • Broadcast Air Assisted Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA3)
  • Granule Applicator (PA4G)
  • Slug Pellets (PA4S)
  • Hand-held Applicator - knapsack (PA6A)
  • Hand-held Applicator - knapsack to or near water (PA6AW)
  • Hand-held Pesticide Injection Equipment (PA6INJ)
  • Hand-held Pesticide Plugs Equipment (PA6PP)

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