REVIEW OF NZS8409

We are commencing a review of the New Zealand Standard for the Management of Agrichemicals NZS8409 to incorporate recent regulatory changes and to update good practice use of agrichemicals.

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CHANGES TO GROWSAFE CERTIFICATES

Growsafe’s certificates have changed. From 1 January 2018, we replaced the GROWSAFE Introductory certificate with two certificates:
  • Growsafe Basic which is for users working under supervision and first-time agrichemical users. This course provides practical, task-related knowledge with a focus on personal safety.
  • Growsafe Standard which is designed for those taking responsibility for a workplace or site and may have responsibility for managing or supervising others. This will prepare you for the Certified Handler certificate as well as meeting EPA requirements .
Growsafe recommends that all staff using agrichemicals attend a Growsafe Basic course and at least one person from each workplace hold a Growsafe Standard certificate.

Still not sure which training you or your staff should be doing?  Use our decision tree to guide you.

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REGULATORY CHANGES

Regulatory changes took effect on 1 December 2017 moving responsibility for hazardous substances safety to WorkSafe.

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