The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) requires that all pesticide application equipment (PAE) is tested on a regular basis.* At Wilfred Scruton Ltd, both our depots are approved test centres with members of our team certified to test equipment and issue NSTS certificates.
The Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 states that all types of PAE must be tested to certain timescales depending on the age of the machine. The legislation relates to all sectors: agriculture, horticulture, amenity and fruit, but for anyone applying a professional pesticide the equipment must be tested.
Application equipment that does not require an NSTS test are knapsacks, handheld and pedestrian equipment. These need to be inspected by a competent person, repairs made as required and a record kept. Please visit https://www.nsts.org.uk/Legislation for more information on knapsack sprayer testing.
*The legal requirements are contained in the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012
To book an NSTS sprayer test please contact us on 01262 470221 (Foxholes) or 01757 249799 (Riccall). For further information on sprayer testing please visit https://www.nsts.org.uk
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