Application Quiz – Knapsacks

We’ve worked with ICL to develop an Online quiz (link here) to help support you guys and girls out there spraying – in this blog series I intend to go through each question, give you an in depth answer and a few useful links.

Do Knapsack, handheld and pedestrian equipment need to be tested under the NSTS scheme…..

  • Every 5 years
  • Yes, if it has a battery powered pump
  • Yes, if holding capacity greater than 15 litres
  • No, but must be checked on a regular basis and a record of inspection kept.

Unlike self-propelled sprayers; Knapsack sprayers, Pedestrian and handheld sprayers do not need to be inspected under the NSTS scheme but must be inspected by a competent person on a regular basis with any faults being repaired and an inspection record kept.

The NSTS recommend using their checklist which can be found here…

Try your luck with the other Application Quiz questions here.

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