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Foundation H&S | Manual Handling | Risk Assessment | First Aid | Paediatric First Aid | Safe use of Veterinary medicines
Foundation Food Hygiene | Intermediate Food Safety | Intermediate Hazard Analysis
Tractors | Lift Trucks
ATVs (Quad bikes) | Off-road (4x4s)
Chainsaws | Brushcutting | Woodchippers | Mobile Elevated Work Platforms | Sawbench | Mowers | Woodland management
Pesticides | Vermin control
Abrasive wheels | Small engine maintenance
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Pesticide spraying and Vermin control

Pesticides are widely used in land-based industries. Because they are potentially harmful substances, it's essential that they are handled, applied and stored properly. Courses are available at foundation and advanced levels to cover tractor and knapsack spraying.
Courses are also available in vermin control, aimed at control of rats, mice, rabbits and moles.

Pesticides

The following two courses prepare candidates for NPTC assessment / certification. This is carried out on a seperate day.

Tractor Mounted Sprayer (PA1 & PA2)

Knapsack Sprayer (PA1 & PA6)

Topics covered are:

  • The requirements in detail of current legislation
  • Using/applying pesticides appropriately, safely and efficiently
  • Keeping proper records
  • Storing pesticides correctly
  • Cleaning equipment
  • Disposing of unwanted pesticides and containers
  • Dealing with contamination and poisoning incidents.
  • Identifying and selecting appropriate nozzles or restrictors
  • Preparing and calibrating the equipment
  • Operating the equipment in compliance with current legislation and codes of practice
  • Identifying and rectifying faults
  • Recognising conditions when spraying is inadvisable.

Vermin Control

Each course comprises a common core plus sections specific to the particular species of vermin

The common core content is:

  • knowledge of the target vermin
  • control methods
  • the implications of legislation relevant to the vermin, the protection of people and the prevention of pollution
  • understanding pesticide product labels and health and safety information
  • storing and transporting pesticides
  • disposing of unwanted pesticide and residues
  • site work
  • follow-up procedures.

Combined Vermin Control (Rabbits / moles)

The sections specific to rabbits and moles are:

  • the implications of legislation relevant to the use of vertebrate pest control products
  • records relevant to rodenticide use
  • records relevant to vertebrate pest control product use
  • site work with aluminium phosphide tablets and sodium cyanide – spoon, pump and engine-driven pump methods.
  • site work with aluminium phosphide tablets and strychnine hydochloride.

Combined Vermin Control (Rats / mice)

The sections specific to rats and mice are:

  • the implications of legislation relevant to the use of rodenticides
  • records relevant to rodenticide use.
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