Spray CDA

Herbicide Application

SprayCDA offer equipment for the safe and controlled application of herbicides which are classified by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) as professional pesticides.

The end users of pesticide products are responsible for ensuring that professional pesticide products are used in line with Industry Approved Codes of Practice. All operators must be trained and certificated in using and applying any Ministry Approved professional product. Operators must have had relevant training and be competent for the duties they are to perform. Operators born after 31 December 1964 or who will be spraying as a commercial service must hold the appropriate Certificate of Competence issued by the National Proficiency Tests Council (NPTC) or Scottish Skills Testing Service (SSTS), unless they will be under the direct and personal supervision of a person who holds such a certificate.

If born before 31 December 1964 and working on their own or their employer’s land, operators still need to be able to demonstrate competence and show proof of appropriate training. “By law, everyone who uses pesticides professionally must have received adequate training in using pesticides safely and be skilled in the job they are carrying out.”

The law requires end users to; “Use plant protection products safely. Always read the label and product information before use.”

SprayCDA in-conjunction with selected partner companies can offer NPTC training and specialist training on machines and equipment for groups of operators, contact 01952 897414.

Should you require any advice or information related to application of herbicide through Controlled Droplet Application (CDA) or Ultra Low Volume (ULV) equipment, do not hesitate to contact a SprayCDA BASIS trained advisor on 01952 897414.