TO BOOK YOUR SPRAYER MOT PLEASE CALL: 01531 632171
We have three qualified NSTS examiners working within our company. This means that we are able to offer fully recognised sprayer MOT’s to all of our customers. Normally we will perform the test on farm at a time and place to suit. It is really important that you keep your MOT record up to date.
The NSTS website lists four major reasons why it is important to keep your sprayers MOT certified.
– Be Fully Compliant
The NSTS test is a requirement of the major UK crop assurance schemes and of supermarket protocols. The NSTS test will become a requirement for all boom sprayers by 2016. Under the minimum requirements of the Sustainable Use Directive retesting is necessary every five years until 2020. Thereafter the requirement for re-testing reduces to every three years. The SUD is mandatory throughout the EU. Furthermore, a NSTS certificate will indicate to clients your adherence to best practice procedures and reflect favourably upon your professionalism.
This is particularly important for larger farms or businesses as, knowing your sprayer is safe to use, means you can safeguard your employees from accident. An NSTS certificate is also an extremely useful document when it comes to insurance policies.
– Reduce Costs
The test includes sprayer nozzle optimisation and calibration. This means that a certified sprayer is a more reliable and efficient sprayer. This efficiency reduces the wastage of expensive chemicals and protects against unwanted chemical damage to crops.
– Be Environmental
Good farming practice dictates that those working on the land also protect it. The chemicals used in spraying can harm wildlife and contaminate water sources when used inaccurately. The NSTS testing procedure ensures that chemicals are not dispersed anywhere other than intended. This gives you, the user, peace of mind and helps build relations with those more sceptical of the use of chemicals on the land.
MOT’s can be booked through our office by calling 01531 632171. We will be happy to answer any questions about the procedure, or you can visit www.nsts.org.uk for more information.