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Pesticides PA4 S&G

13th October 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Overview in brief

Granular applicators help to control insects, weeds and diseases.

They are cheap and efficient – but only when used correctly.

Using the correct product and settings is vital, making training a key requirement.

Our one-day course will guide you through the entire process.

It’s ideal to prepare learners for the Lantra qualification in the Safe Use of Pesticides Using Granular Applicators.

The finer details

This course is designed for people who use a vehicle-mounted or trailed applicator as part of their job.

Our experienced instructors will use a mix of theory and practical sessions.

You’ll learn how to prepare, set up and use the equipment safely and effectively.

You’ll also be taught key decontamination and storage techniques.

Course sessions:

  • The basics of granular application
  • PPE and personal hygiene
  • How the applicator works
  • Preparation of the equipment
  • Calibration
  • Site work
  • Decontamination, storage and recording
  • Identifying faults.


Worth noting: To be eligible for this course, you must be able to proficiently operate and drive the appropriate vehicle.

Who should attend?

Our course is aimed at anyone using, or looking to use, professional pesticide products in industries like agriculture, horticulture and forestry.

What will be covered?

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

  • Identify and describe how granular applicators work
  • Prepare and set up granular applicators
  • Choose and use the correct type of applicator for a given product and situation
  • Set and check the application rate for an application
  • Fill the applicator accurately and safely
  • Operate the applicator safely and efficiently
  • Decontaminate the machinery safely
  • Service the machinery
  • Select the correct PPE when using granules
  • Clean and store machinery correctly
  • Accurately record information.



13th October 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Event Category:


PMR Training
01437 761321