HORT502 – Health and Safety Management

Module code
Module title
Health and Safety Management
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge of health and safety documentation for risk prevention in Arboriculture work.
  • SX1803
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Research and analyse Health and Safety documentation to determine workplace job requirements.
Develop strategies to implement Health and Safety plans in the workplace.
oOccupational health and safety legislation in New Zealand; Worksafe NZ, Government agencies, professional and industry associations, trade unions
oHealth and Safety in Employment Act New Zealand, workplace obligations, practicable steps, safe work environments, hazards
oIntegration of Health and Safety in workplace management
oHazard recording and accident procedures, registers, notification requirements
oCommunications, informed consent, monitoring, team, staff, employee involvement
oHazard management, recording systems
oHierarchy of controls; elimination, isolation, minimisation
oWorksite safety and risk mitigation
oSpecific site characteristic risks; utilities, powerlines
oStrategy development
oAudit and review processes
oSignificant hazards control plan identified and developed
oEvaluating systems, procedures and control systems.
oLegal liabilities, accountabilities, penalties imposed, circumstances, procedures.
oSafe operating procedures, processes assessed, inductions, training
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including; workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, on-line learning, work integration, and independent research for the creation of portfolios of evidence of learning.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50 in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks.