NSTS single nozzle machine testing
The National Sprayer Testing Scheme has become an accepted part of UK agriculture. It was designed by the Agricultural Engineers Association as a practical test to ensure that machinery could deliver pesticides efficiently with minimal environmental impact.
The annual check of machines means that they are safe for both the environment and the operator.
It is having a positive impact, operators are reporting that annual inspections carried out by NSTS are reducing downtime and making machines far more reliable during the busy spraying season.
In total, 13,800 sprayers were checked last year (2009), exceeding government targets and covering 89.2% of the UK sprayed area.*
The test is carried out by a person qualified by the National Proficiency Test Council (NPTC) to a level 3 Certificate of Competence in Sprayer Examining. The test can be carried out at the premises of the machine owner or any other premises provide spray out water is disposed of under the terms of the Groundwater Regulations.
Please note travelling expenses will be chargeable if the location of the machine testing is more than 30 miles from Deeping St James, Peterborough. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this please contact us
*For more information visit the NSTS website www.nsts.org.uk