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Training for Forestry Pesticide Users

FISA Safety Bulletin

Forestry pesticide users do need to be suitably trained and certified.

The law states that anyone who uses or applies pesticides in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, industry or amenity workplaces must possess a valid Pesticide Certificate in order to comply with regulations. This legislation isn't optional, and it applies to volunteers, employed and self-employed people alike.

Basic training covers essential safety details and the risks associated with pesticides.  Pesticide users need to understand and comply with a wide range of regulations and legal conditions.  Training gives you the knowledge on whether the substance itself can harm people, wildlife or the environment – or even kill the crop you are trying to protect!

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