QQI Level 5
Handheld
Pesticides (Knapsack)
Only users on this Register may apply
professional grade pesticides in Ireland

Safe Pass Mayo

Claremorris - courses cancelled until at least 29th March

Safe Pass Galway

Claregalway - courses cancelled until at least 29th March

Safe Pass Dublin / Kildare

City Centre / Lucan / Leixlip

Courses cancelled until at least 29th March

CSCS Training Mayo

SLG @ Roadworks - 30th Mar - 1st Apr
Bookings over the phone only - call us on 0873411977

Manual Handling Mayo

Courses cancelled until at least 29th March

QQI Handheld Pesticides (Knapsack)

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New legislation implemented on 26th November 2015, requires pesticides users to have undertaken appropriate training and to register for the DAFM Register of Professional Users of Pesticides. Only users on this Register may apply professional grade pesticides in Ireland. This Must Do Training handheld pesticides course (knapsack training) is QQI-approved, and will enable candidates to register for the DAFM Register of Professional Users of Pesticides.

the course

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anybody spraying professional grade pesticides from a hand-held applicator (i.e. knapsack), including (but not limited to) farmers, local authority staff, horticulturalists, forestry workers, and contractors.


COURSE AIM
The Handheld pesticides training (Knapsack) course aims to provide candidates with the required skills and knowledge to safely prepare and operate a hand held pesticide applicator in accordance with the principles of Integrated Pest Management and applicable legislation.

Upon completion, candidates will understand the laws and regulations pertaining to poisonous substances and be capable of adhering to them while preparing, calibrating, using and storing a hand-held applicator.

The Handheld pesticides training (Knapsack) program will provide learners with the correct information to be able to calculate the correct amount of pesticide to use and ensure al data has been recorded accurately.


COURSE CONTENT
● Why Use Pesticides?
● Alternatives to Pesticides
● Selecting a Suitable Pesticide
● Handling, Storage, Application and Disposal
● Legislation applying to Pesticides
● Labels, Marking & Safety Data Sheets
● Preparation & Calibration of a Handheld Sprayer
● Assessment via Multiple Choice paper and Practical Exercise

COURSE DURATION
● 2 days

MAX CANDIDATES PER COURSE 
● 12
● We also have trainers available to deliver in-house / private training to groups of up to 12 candidates in a location that suits you. Please contact us for further details and a quote.


Note that this course is run in conjunction with HTCS, who provide QQI accreditation.

Certification
Candidates who complete training will receive a QQI Level 5 certificate

Course fee
We currently offer this course to private groups. Please call us on 01 902 3420 to discuss rates.