HORT510 – Specialist Arboriculture Equipment

Module code
Module title
Specialist Arboriculture Equipment
The aim of this module is to develop student's knowledge and skill in managing specialist arboriculture equipment on worksites.
  • 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
Demonstrate knowledge of and implement the Codes of Practice associated with temporary traffic management on site.
Select cranes for specified work, in accordance with rigging and log preparation guidelines.
Select helicopters for specified work, in accordance with rigging and log preparation guidelines.
Recognise and understand the types of communication used in crane and helicopter work.
Describe and analyse the techniques for emergency procedures required for crane and helicopter work.
oCodes of practice, traffic management, rules regulations, signage, notices requirements
oHazards with rigging, lifting and site characteristics; ground conditions, underground/overhead services - utilities, powerlines, access/egress restrictions, load lifting, snagging, wind conditions, visibility of team, communication signals
oPrior planning, certification, emergency procedures
oLog preparation, weight loadings, rigging techniques, selection of slings ropes for lifting, load limitations
oCrane types, weights, sizes, reach, maximum radius, heights, crane load limitations
oHelicopter types, flight/hover manoeuvrability, weights, sizes, lift, accessibility, limitations, load control techniques, industry practice
oHelicopter specific hazards, signals, radio communications, guidance techniques, industry practice, weather conditions, terrain, wind.
oCommunications, hand signals, emergency action
oEmergency procedures, plan, fire risk, action steps, first aid equipment, survival equipment, emergency locator beacons, fire extinguisher, use of
oObserver role while felling and lifting, safe positioning, approved codes of practice, best practice, work safe, communication techniques between parties, pre-arranged signals.
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.