Candidates undertaking assessment will need to complete all assessment activities appropriate to the applicator they use. Assessors will conduct the assessment in the context of the equipment available and intended for use during the assessment.
There are a number of methods of calibration for a slug pellet applicator and candidates may use any method provided that it produces the correct end result.
- Prepare a pesticide slug pellet applicator for work, calibrate and operate it to ensure correct application rate without risk to themselves, other people and the environment.
- Use the information detailed on product labels to determine the approved uses for the product and its potential hazards to human safety, non-target areas and the environment in general.
- Carry out daily and routine maintenance of the applicator.
- Carry out the correct procedure for clearing personal protective equipment and application equipment which may have been contaminated with pesticide.
All trainees must have attended the Safe Use of Pesticides Course (PA1) before attending this course and must pass the PA1 assessment before they can take the PA4S assessment.