Growsafe Courses

Growsafe courses teach safe, responsible and effective use of agrichemicals as prescribed by NZS8409 - the Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals.

Peter Thomson is an agrispray trainer with over 40 years industry experience and two decades of training experience.

Agrispray and Equipment run Growsafe courses on a regular basis, particularly from Autumn to early Spring. There are four qualification levels:

Basic Growsafe  (½ day duration)

This course is suitable for people spraying with lower toxicity products under supervision. Methods include knapsack and spot spraying with 12 volt sprayers and conservation work with herbicide gel and pastes. Participants gain the Growsafe Basic Certificate - this meets the training requirements of Worksafe NZ.

Book now for the next Basic Growsafe course.

Introductory Growsafe and Approved Handler  (full day duration)

This course is suitable for farmers, growers and all users of agrichemicals and is required for the purchase of some restricted products, for wide dispersal of agrichemicals and for storage and handling. This course meets the requirements of Regional Council Rules for the Discharge of Agrichemicals. This course is a must for users who apply agrichemicals by motorised means through a boom, hand gun or airblast sprayer. Participants attain the Growsafe Introductory Certificate; the additional Approved Handler Certificate is subject to evidence of spraying experience.

Book now for the next Introductory Growsafe course.

Advanced Growsafe  (1-2 day course plus self study and site visit)

This is a course designed for managers and supervisors of companies employing staff that are regularly spraying in a widely dispersive manner, such as tractor or truck-mounted booms, and includes horticultural airblast methods. Suitable for where larger quantities of agrichemicals are stored.

Book now for the next Advanced Growsafe course.

Registered Chemical Applicator

This course is designed for contractors who apply agrichemicals as a business, or where any spraying is done for hire or reward. A period of home study is followed by a rigorous audit of equipment, storage and safe handling procedures. Upon completion of study and with evidence of experience, the candidate may then apply to become a Registered Chemical Applicator. This qualification is required by several Regional Council Air Plans.
Book now for the next Registered Chemical Applicator course

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