Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide using Hand-Held Equipment

Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide using Hand-Held Equipment

Earn a nationally-recognised qualification to use pesticides safely.

Overview in Brief

Since 2015, anyone buying a pesticide authorised for professional use must obey a key legal requirement.

The law demands that the pesticide will be used either by the holder of a relevant certificate or by a person working under the direct supervision of someone who holds one.

That’s where Platinum Safety’s qualification comes in.

It’s been developed in direct response to that legal requirement for pesticide use.

You’ll earn a recognised qualification that reflects the national standards for the type of role you perform.

The Finer Details

Platinum Safety’s qualification is available for learners aged 16+.

You’ll develop knowledge, understanding, and skills in the safe use and application of pesticides using hand-held equipment.

It’s perfect for anyone new to the job.

It’s also designed for people who have already established themselves in a pesticide-based role, or anyone working at technician/supervisory/management levels.

There is a mandatory unit you’ll need to work on – Principles of the Safe Use and Application of Pesticides.

Optional units are also available.

These cover the use of hand-held equipment fitted with hydraulic nozzles or rotary atomisers to be applied to land and/or land and water.

Who Should Attend?

This qualification is suitable for those entering work, those who have established themselves in a role and those working at technician/supervisory/management levels.

What Will Be Covered?

The qualification will assess your knowledge, understanding, and competence in:

  • The regulations regarding the safe use of pesticides
  • Pesticide product information
  • Hazards and risks associated with pesticides
  • Personal safety when using hand-held equipment
  • The measures to deal with pesticide poisoning
  • Safe working practices
  • The requirements for protected areas
  • Environmental risks and protection of wildlife
  • How to deal with incidents
  • Factors to consider when using pesticides with hand-held equipment.

ASSESSMENT TYPE: MCQ Paper AND Observation Paper AND formal questioning – written or verbal AND Short Response Paper

DELIVERY METHOD: Classroom and practical demonstration