LADE300 – Tool Safety
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The aim of this modules is to develop students skill and knowledge in the safe operation and maintenance of power tools and small machinery for landscape work.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- As per Ako: Teaching and Learning Directions – Project-based learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices
- Learning Outcomes
- 1 Operate and maintain power tools and small machinery used in landscape work.
- ? Saws (circular, bench and drop), nail guns, drills, general cutters, routers, disc grinders, planer, tile cutter,
? Rotary hoe, concrete mixer, compactor, line trimmer, hedge trimmer, power float.
? Selection and preparation of tool/item of machinery for particular task and site
? Safety and functionality checks
? Effective, efficient, safe operation according to operating instructions
? Site hazard awareness and demonstration of checks ie; water, surface conditions, general site hazards
? Use of correct PPE for task and site
? Safe work practice around people and machinery on site
? Cleaning, maintenance and storage of tools and equipment after use.
- 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. Where there are only competency components, no grade will be awarded.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- ? Tutorial notes, exercises and readings, flexible, blended learning focus on content and material as projects for project based learning.
? Interactive Moodle platform.