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HORT329 – Ground Duties

Module code
Module title
Ground Duties
The aim of this module is to develop student’s ability to carry out groundperson’s duties in arboriculture situations.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.

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