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Safe Use of Slug Pellet or Granular Application – PA4S or PA4G

1 Day

Safe Use of Slug Pellet or Granular Application – PA4S or PA4G Training Course

Pesticide Training Sussex PA4s

1 Day training to prepare the candidate to take the City & Guilds NPTC PA4S (slug pellets) or PA4G (granular application) practical assessment,

If you would like to attend this course you must be able to proficiently use and drive the tractor or ATV used during the training.


  • Legislation
  • Preparation & maintenance of equipment
  • Record Keeping
  • Calibration
  • Site work – application of slug pellets/granular application
  • Environmental risk assessment
  • Post operation maintenance
  • Cleaning and decontamination of the applicator
  • Cleaning & decontamination
  • Metaldehyde & water
  • Water protection


  • Use pesticides safely, applied with appropriate application equipment
  • Operate equipment within legislation and codes of practice
  • 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



  • Ground Crop Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA2A)
  • Variable Geometry Sprayer – mounted or trailed (PA3)
  • 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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