What is NRoSO?
A central register of sprayer operators using Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a means of ensuring ongoing training.
Who Can Join?
The scheme is open to anybody who holds an appropriate City & Guilds NPTC PA certificate of competence, or was born before 31st December 1964 and is applying pesticides under "Grandfather Rights".
Please note that the Plant Protection Products (Sustainable Use) Regulations 2012 allow the Grandfather Rights exemption to continue until 26 November 2015. After this date everyone who uses plant protection products authorised for professional use must hold a recognised City & Guilds NPTC certificate of competence. ATB Training Certificates and other evidence of training are not acceptable.
What is involved?
As a member you are required to collect 30 or more CPD points in each three-year period to qualify for membership renewal. A wide range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events and courses are approved for NRoSO members. Events and courses are publicised in the agricultural press, by colleges, in local training providers’ newsletters and under the events section of this website.
What are the responsibilities of Members?
- Ensure that any equipment is being used in accordance with current legislation.
- Have due regard to any environmental impact.
- Give priority to the health and safety of bystanders and those that purchase/use/consume crops being treated.
- Use equipment that affords relevant protection to operators under current health & safety legislation.