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ALS become Accredited NSTS Sprayer Test Centre

Amenity Land Solutions (ALS) has recently been recognised as a National Sprayer Testing Scheme (NSTS) Sprayer Test Centre.

Comprehensive servicing and certification for all types of spray equipment including CDA, ULV and conventional sprayer units, can be carried out by ALS at their Telford or mobile servicing can occur at the customer’s premises so sprayers comply with legislative requirements.

From November 2016 it will be mandatory that all self-propelled and vehicle mounted spraying equipment will require an NSTS Test Certificate to satisfy the sprayer testing requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive. This is a comprehensive “Sprayer MOT” which must be carried out by an approved Test Centre.

The NSTS test is designed to assess all major components of a sprayer such as;

Control Systems Hoses and Pipework Nozzles and Nozzle Control Systems Filters
Pumps Tank Chemical Induction Systems Booms

Currently hand held applicators are excluded from the examination.

The full test consists of 47 test items, the first 30 of which must be satisfied to receive a pass certificate. The subsequent 10 are advisory and the final 7 are optional test elements.

Over a 12 month period a well serviced and maintained sprayer can often save you more than the cost of the NSTS test.

With the test optimising your sprayers calibration you can feel confident you are using your expensive pesticides, in the most efficient and responsible manner. Confident that it is applying chemicals exactly where they are needed and at the appropriate droplet size.

In addition, as with any well maintained piece of equipment the risk of breakdown during the operating season is significantly reduced. As potential failures are much more likely to be spotted during the testing process and then rectified proactively.

If you wish to ensure your equipment is working reliably and efficiently with further safety benefits for the spray operator and the environment, contact ALS Technical Sales Department on 01952 897911 to discuss your requirements.

With test prices starting from only £80 can you afford not to?

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