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PA6aw Safe Use and Handling of Pesticides To or Near Water Only – Dates

Spraying pesticides To or Near Water Only (PA6aw)

Before moving onto an application unit such as the PA6aw, you must have completed the PA1 Handling and Application of Pesticides, which is why we recommend you book both at the same time.

The PA6aw Safe Use of a Knapsack To or Near Water is a blended e-learning course.

Session one is blended online e-learning covering the theory of spraying pesticides near water:
  • 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
  • how to protect bodies of water when spraying pesticides near water
  • importance of using pesticides with aquatic approval
  • 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 the knapsack
  • carrying out a dummy application near to a watercourse
  • completing application records

The first part 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 PA6aw 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 PA6aw, 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 on your side.

For more details check out the To or Near Water PA6aw course page.

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Hourly Schedule

PA6aw To or Near Water Session 1 | Completed at home or work

Self taught online session for PA6aw <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

PA6aw To or Near Water Session 2 | Practical in Settle

1.00 - 4.30
Practical face to face session with your trainer for PA6aw
Please check your course joining instructions for venue details


12 Sep 2022


1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




North Yorkshire
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