Training Courses

Training Courses

The company has a long history of operator training, John Rhodes having qualified as a PA instructor in 1987. For many years he ran courses for training groups throughout the trading area and which is where many customers first met John. Recently Jim Wright qualified as a Lantra instructor and now runs the majority of training events.

All our courses are available at both the Worcestershire and Pembrokeshire depots.

PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides 

This is often referred to as the Foundation Module. As the course title suggests this addresses all aspects of the safe use of pesticides from a personal safety and environmental perspective. All trainees are required to pass this module prior to taking a test that is specific to the type of equipment that they use.

The course is a day’s duration and the test is a multiple choice format which takes about twenty minutes.

PA2 Boom Handling

This is the module that deals with all tractor/vehicle mounted, trailed and self propelled sprayers.

This is a practical training day which is held either at our premises or on farm. The test can take up to four hours depending on the equipment.

PA4S Safe Appplication of Pelleted Granular Pesticides

 

A relatively new module which deals with slug pellet applicators.

This is a half day practical course followed by a one to two hour test.

PA4G  Safe Application of Pelleted Granular Pesticides

A relatively new module which deals with slug pellet applicators.  This is a half day practical course followed by a one to two hour test.

PA6 Safe Application of pesticide using pedestrian hand held equipment (knapsack)

This deals with hand held equipment for example knapsack sprayers including situations where operators are walking alongside vehicle mounted sprayers.

This is a one day course followed by a test lasting approximately two hours.

We generally run courses when there is sufficient demand. Please contact us with your requirements.

We can also organise bespoke courses tailored to individual customers needs.

NROSO Points

All courses attract NROSO points. In addition we run seminars to update existing operators which will also attract points. Please contact us for details.

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