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CRD - Live Online Bitesize Event: Using Drones for the Application of Pesticides in Great Britain

Live Online


HSE will be holding a 2-hour Bitesize Event on the use of drones for the application of pesticides. The aim of the event will be to ensure there is a shared understanding of the current issues and likely future developments, as well as to provide guidance for proposing and supporting applications to use drones to apply pesticides.

The event will cover drone pesticide application policy and procedures, with a particular emphasis on the main elements risk assessment that need to be considered when preparing an application.

The session will be presented by Chemical Regulations Division Policy and Regulatory Specialists who will be available to answer your questions throughout the event.

The course will cover:

  • Drone use policy and procedures
  • The application and authorisation process and procedures
  • Environmental fate - the importance of drift and how to include drift cases, data and studies in your application
  • Operator exposure - the risks to operators when applying pesticides with drones
  • Efficacy - new use scenarios: issues to consider

Download the programme for the day here.

Who should attend?

The event will be targeted at technical and regulatory staff involved in the production and submission of data into the GB pesticide authorisation process. The event will also provide relevant information for parties who have an interest in the development of drones to apply pesticides, in particular operating companies, and those for whom this application technology may offer an additional/complementary method for controlling pests, weeds and diseases.

Live Online Course Information

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet, plus a webcam and microphone. We do not recommend using a smartphone. Before you book, please check that you meet the Zoom System Requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings. If this does not work, try adjusting your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website.


£295 (plus VAT) per person.

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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