The machine must be presented for testing in a clean condition, washed both inside and out and the PTO will need to be fully guarded before the test can commence. The time taken is according to the complexity of the machine involved.

At successful conclusion of the test the Examiner will provide a completed test report form, which should be kept with your crop assurance folder. He will also fix a uniquely numbered sticker to the machine stating that the machine passed and the date of the test. A copy of the test report form is returned to the NSTS where its details are entered onto a database, this information is made available to crop assurance schemes and other bodies for verification purposes.

If you would like to pre-check your sprayer before offering it for test then the NSTS Operator Check Sheet is available giving you a good indication of the checks made.