PA1 Safe use of Pesticides

1 Days training followed by a 1 hour computer based assessment

Pesticides are very widely and successfully used in land-based industries, but they can be potentially harmful substances, therefore it is essential that they are handled, applied and stored correctly. This therefore makes training essential and our Safe Use of Pesticides PA1 attendance course will guide you through the key elements of using pesticides safely, and with confidence.

Who is it for?

Our one day training course is for you if you are employed within the agriculture or horticulture industries, and if you are responsible for the storage, handling and application of pesticides. This course will help you develop your knowledge of health and safety and legislation enabling you to work safely and effectively out in the field.

Due to the use of pesticides, it is important that you are able to read and interpret product information in order to participate in this course.


  • 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.

A computer based test will then have to be completed in order to achieve your PA1 Foundation certificate which will then allow you to progress and complete units PA2 and PA6 (It is essential that delegates complete PA1 before progressing to any other pesticides/spraying unit) The computer based test can be completed at our training centre and is usually arranged for the week following the training course to give you time to revise the materials and concepts taught on the training course.

Course Duration

Training: 1 Day
City and Guilds Computer Based Assessment: 1 hour (separate day)

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