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Horticulture and Agriculture

Courses

Hand Held Pesticide Application (Knapsack) QQI 5N0731 Training Course
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, practical skill and competence to apply pesticides using a hand held applicator in accordance with safe practices.
COURSE DETAILS
DURATION

2 Days*

MAX NUMBER

10

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must have good understanding of English

PPE: Hard Hat, Wellies, Gloves

ACCREDITATION

QQI Level 5 in Handheld Pesticide Application

LOCATION(S)

Nationwide

PRICE(S)

Individuals: €200

Groups: Enquire

COURSE CONTENT
  • Why use pesticides?

  • Methods of Pest Control

  • Selection of suitable Pesticides

  • Safe handling, storage, application and disposal of Pesticides

  • Legislation that applies to Pesticides

  • Equipment and components of a Hand-held Sprayer

  • Health & Safety information: Labels, Markings and Safety Data Sheets

  • Preparation and Calibration of a Hand-held Sprayer

  • Mixing Pesticide Sprays

  • Storing Pesticide Sprays, PPE & equipment

  • Applying Pesticide Sprays

*Course Duration: 2 days tutor led on non-consecutive days. Participants will engage in independent learning outside of the formal training supported by a tutor. The total duration is 50 learning hours.
Safe Operation of Ride-on Mowers Training Course

The Health & Safety Training Course is aimed at supervisors and operatives who use ride-on mowers.

COURSE DETAILS
DURATION

Full Day

MAX NUMBER

8

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

A good understanding of English is required

ACCREDITATION
3 Year NST Certificate
LOCATION(S)

Nationwide

PRICE(S)

Groups: €500 - €600

COURSE CONTENT
  • Safety legislation

  • Identification of safety features

  • Pre-start checks

  • Hazards with use of ride-on mowers

  • Safe operation

  • Routine maintenance operations

  • Selection of appropriate PPE

  • Practical and written assessment

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