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PA6a Safe Use and Handling of Pesticides Using a Knapsack and/or Lance to Land – Dates

Safe Use of Pesticides Using a Knapsack and/or Lance to Land (PA6a)

Before moving onto an application unit such as the PA6a, you must have completed the PA1 Handling and Application of Pesticides. This is why we recommend you book both PA1 and PA6 spraying courses at the same time.

The PA6a safe use of a knapsack is a blended learning course.

Session one is blended online e-learning covering the theory:
  • types of handheld sprayers
  • nozzle choice and how important the correct nozzle is for the job you are doing
  • environmental risk assessments
  • principles of calibration
  • the difference between an overall treatment and spot spraying
  • dealing with waste and disposal
Session two is a face to face practical session in Settle:
  • sprayer pre-use checks
  • complete an environmental risk assessment
  • marking out the spraying area
  • calibration of your knapsack
  • measuring and filling of the knapsack
  • completing application records

Session one of our PA6a course is blended learning online. But do not worry we will talk you through everything you need to do. It is a simple and straightforward way to carry out the first part of your PA6a course.

It saves you:
  • travelling time
  • fuel costs
  • an early start if you are not local to the area

Once you have booked and purchased the PA6a you will get an email containing a link to your candidate portal. On the portal, you can view and listen to all the course materials in bite-sized chunks on your own schedule. We will post out the workbook and copy of a clean pesticide label to you, so you can work through the pack alongside the videos.

All the training is done from the comfort of your own home or workplace – how amazing is that!

You will have from your purchase point to the actual course date for session two, to complete the learning materials, to ensure you are ready to take the practical assessment.

Also, a huge bonus for you is that you get to use our knapsacks and measuring equipment at NO extra cost.

With regards to the assessment we will endeavour to do it in the afternoon of session 2, so you only need to travel once. Although we do aim for this we can not guarantee it, at the very worst it would be the day after the practical training session. But hey that is still all in the same week and you will be notified on booking what day the assessment will be, so you can make plans at your side.

For more details check out the PA6a Handheld Applicators – Knapsack course page. If you need both PA1 and PA6 spraying courses, visit the PA1 Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides course page to book this too.

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Hourly Schedule

PA6a handheld lance (knapsack) Session 1 | Completed at home or work

Self taught online session for PA6a <br> Ensure you have completed the tasks before attending the practical session
See the candidate portal for the videos. <br>The workbook will be sent to you in the post

PA6a handheld lance (knapsack) Session 2 | Practical in Settle

8.30 - 12.30
Practical face to face session with your trainer for PA6a
Please check your course joining instructions for venue details


11 Jul 2022


8:30 am - 12:30 pm




North Yorkshire
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