Spray CDA


Local Environment Risk Assessment for Pesticides

All plant protection products are classified under the LERAP scheme in the statutory box that is featured on the label. LERAP applies to all boom spraying applications within amenity or agriculture that occur near water or water courses (i.e. ditches).

The three LERAP classifications are:

A 5 metre buffer zone required – Not eligible for reduction.
B 5 metre buffer zone required but can be reduced with LERAP measures.
C No buffer zone required.

A sample LERAP record form is available to download here (PDF) and further information can be obtained at the Health and Safety Executive LERAP page.