LADE300 – Tool Safety

Module code
Module title
Tool Safety
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.
  • SX1702
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
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.