Professional Users / Sprayer Operators

A professional user is any person who applies/sprays professional use Plant Protection Products, regardless of the quantity or the method of application. This includes operators, technicians, employees and self-employed people, both in the farming and other sectors.

Since the 26th November 2015, only a DAFM-registered professional user can apply Plant Protection Products that are authorised for professional use. 

Since the 26th November 2016, it has been a requirement for sprayers to have passed a Pesticide Application Equipment Test before being used to apply professional use Plant Protection Products. 

A list of DAFM-registered Inspectors of Pesticide Application Equipment and the types of sprayers that must be tested is available here.


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