Purpose People credited with this unit standard are able to drive the tractor and equipment to the work site, and maintain the surface of a track used for working horses through a range of weather conditions.
Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Special notes 1 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, and its subsequent amendments.
2 Race club procedures are the documented practices and polices required within a particular workplace, and do not contravene the Code of Recommendations and Minimum Standards for Welfare of Horses. (Wellington: Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, 1993); or available at http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/animal-welfare/codes/horses/index.htm.
3 For this unit standard the practical assessment evidence must be provided in the context of a commercial business operation under normal working conditions.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Drive the tractor and equipment to the work site.
Performance criteria 1.1 A three point linkage implement is attached to a tractor in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements.
Range harrows, rotatill, roller, ripper.
1.2 Tractor and implement are prepared to move to work site in a manner which does not cause damage to equipment.
Range implement raised, adjustment made to allow minimum sideways movement, arm secured to tractor frame, pin clips secured, operation angle set.
1.3 Care taken while driving through gateways ensures that machinery does not make contact with fences or gates.
1.4 Implement is lowered when not working or during movement to or between worksites in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements.
Element 2 Maintain the surface of a track used for working horses.
Range sand, plough, spring, summer, autumn, winter.
Performance criteria 2.1 Area to be worked is free of horses and other obstacles.
2.2 Area is worked in either left or right direction without redoing areas of last round, at a uniform speed using suitable equipment to produce a consistent surface free of lumps, at a depth which enables horses to work on throughout the year without jarring.
Range harrows, rotatill, roller, tyne harrows, light ripper.
2.3 Track is graded to provide a water table of three percent fall on the inside, cambered on the outside, free of mounds or depressions in accordance with race club procedures.
2.4 Equipment is returned to storage area, left prepared for next user and any damage reported to supervisor in accordance with race club procedures.
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