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
Directed hours
Self directed 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.