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FETAC Hand Held Pesticide Application

FETAC Hand Held Pesticide Application

FETAC Hand Held Pesticide Application is a two and a half day course and is aimed at people working with pesticides on golf courses, landscapers, farmers and vegetable growers. 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.

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Dublin Office: +353 1 517 5270

Cork Office: +353 21 497 8100

FETAC Hand Held Pesticide Application Course


Scheduled Dates

Upcoming Course Venues and Dates:
Venue Date: Price:
Cork – Little Island Quick Call Enquiry: t: (021) 497 8100
Dublin 24 – Ballymount Quick Call Enquiry: t: (01) 517 5270

Course Details

This course enables participants to learn and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a knapsack sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices.

Participants: Up to 12 personnel            Duration: 3 Days

Assessment: Practical and Written Assessment      Certification: QQI Level 5

Course Objective

This course enables participants to learn and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply crop pesticides using a hand held sprayer in accordance with legislation and recommended safety practices.

Who Is This Course Intended For?

This course is designed for anyone who needs to apply pesticides in a public place and requires a recognised appropriate qualification.

Course Programme

• Effects of pests on crops, non-crop areas and amenity areas
• Range of Pest Control Measures available to Farmers, Growers and Pest Control Personnel
• Terminology used to categorise pesticides for crop/amenity areas, the factors affecting pesticide efficiency and the factors to be considered when selecting a formulation
• Safe handling and disposal of pesticides including appropriate personal protective equipment
• Pesticide Residues and Regulations relating to Poisonous Substances
• Principles of application technology
• Interpretation of pesticide label information
• Preparation of a hand held sprayer for work, including calibration, in accordance with safe recommended good practice and manufacturer’s recommendations
• Making up a pesticide spray mix
• Application of pesticide with a boom sprayer
• Preparation of hand held sprayer and personal protective equipment for storage


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