Japanese Knotweed – Training & Certification PA1 & PA6INJ (Injection Equipment)

Japanese Knotweed is a problematic & invasive species which its roots can penetrate walls, foundations, footpaths, roads and has the potential to cost millions worth of damage.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has unveiled a €5.5m war-chest aimed at stopping the spread of Japanese Knotweed on the country’s national road network alone.

If you do find Japanese knotweed, the most important thing that you can do is prevent any further spread of the species.
Do not strim, cut, flail or chip the plants as tiny fragments can regenerate new plants and make the problem even more difficult to manage.
It is also advised not to dig, move or dump soil which may contain plant material as this may contribute to its spread.
The knotweed can be controlled successfully through the application of appropriate herbicides by a trained & certified competent person.


At KTC we can offer you training and certification in the application of herbicide for the treatment of Japanese Knotweed.

Our course is an intensive 2 day theory & practical course accredited by City & Guilds NPTC which is globally recognised certification.

The course is broken down into two components:

  1. PA1 – Safe use of Pesticides
  2. PA6INJ – Operating Hand Held Pesticide Injection Equipment

For more information on this course contact us on 057-8646619 or contact us on info@ktcsafety.ie

Posted on Tue 27th September, 2016 by KTC Safety