Equipment Inspectors

A pesticide application equipment inspector is any person who has acquired adequate knowledge and verifies that pesticide application equipment satisfies the relevant requirements listed in Annex II of Directive 2009/128/EC, in order to achieve a high level of protection for human health and the environment.

Equipment Inspectors must be appropriately trained and registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. 

From the 26th November 2016, all sprayers that are more than 5 years old having a boom width of >3m, and all blast and orchard sprayers must have passed a Pesticide Application Equipment Test before being used to apply professional use plant protection products.

The interval between tests must not exceed 5 years up to 2020 after which the interval must not exceed 3 years.

A list of registered Inspectors of Pesticide Application Equipment is available on the PCS website at


Click Here to Register as an Equipment Inspector