HORT329 – Ground Duties
The aim of this module is to develop student’s ability to carry out groundperson’s duties in arboriculture situations.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Secure site for arboriculture work
Support aerial crew members
Carry out general ground duties
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including workbooks, lectures, workshops, group practical activities, discussion, independent learning, and assignments centred on project based learning.
- - Codes of Practice
- NZ Transport requirements
- Road signage use
- Safety features, barrier tapes, signage
- Excluding people from work area and potential dangers
- Communication methods, signals
- General climber safety; hanger look out, dead wood, other hazards, best anchor point, advice
- Line maintenance; defect checks, untangling, freeing debris, passing and throwing lines
- Chainsaw servicing
- Wood stacking and cutting
- Overnight site safety, and security
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.