Pesticides (PA1) Foundation Module (Gola)

Duration: One day

Group Size: Maximum of 12 learners

Who should attend: All persons who are employed in agriculture or horticulture (commercial/amenity) involved in the storage, handling and application of pesticides. Those who are registered with the NRoSO and/or BASIS (NRoSO = 12 points, BASIS = 12 points

Course aims: The course aims to qualify the learner in the legislative qualification Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the learners will cover the following content:

  • Understand your duties under the law and help you 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 themselves and the environment
  • Store and transport pesticides safely
  • Dispose of the pesticides and containers safely
  • Record information
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of course assessment the learners will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.

    NB: Learners must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this course.

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