Lantra Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1) and Safe Application of Pesticides (PA6)

Subject Area: Course code: Course Type:
Horticulture & Plant Science HR060E07/20/5 Short Course

Course Information

Pesticides are widely used across many land-based industries. But they can be potentially harmful substances. It's essential they are handled, applied and stored correctly. This course will teach you to do just that. It's designed for anyone who uses hand-held applicators with a hydraulic nozzle as part of their work.


  • Lantra Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pestcides using Handheld Equipment
Course Content
  • This course involves a balanced mix of theory and practical work.

    We'll run through pesticide legislation and the key safety issues.

    You'll be taught the basics of what the applicator is and what it can do.

    Field work will then be followed by a rundown of decontamination techniques.

    By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

    Understand your duties under the law and become a safe and competent pesticide user
    Understand what pesticides are and their ‘field of use’
    State legislation relevant to pesticide application
    Interpret and use label information
    Take the appropriate action to protect yourself and the environment
    Store and transport pesticides safely
    Dispose of the pesticides and containers safely
    Record information
    Identify and describe how hand held applicators work
    Identify and select nozzles for various applications
    Achieve the required spray quality
    Carry out pre-start checks
    Calibrate the applicator
    Mix and fill applicator accurately and safely
    Operate the applicator safely and efficiently in various situations
    Prevent environmental hazards
    Decontaminate and store equipment.
Entry Requirements
  • No specific entry requirements.

Next Steps
Career Opportunities

Dates & Fees

Dates & Times
Start date: End date: Start time: End time:
17-May-2021 (Already Started) 21-May-2021 09.00 16.00
Mode of attendance
Day of the week Number of sessions
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu or Fri 4
Course Fees
Tuition fees (Part time standard) £553.00

Materials Required

You will be required to bring your own PPE:
Type 5 & 6 Coveralls
Rubber Welly Boots
Disposable Nitrile Gloves
Nitrile Spray Gloves
CE Standard Face Shield

What's next?

Applications for this course are now closed. If you'd like to know when there will be another or need more information we are happy to answer any questions.