Purpose This unit standard is for people working or intending to work in amenity horticulture. People credited with this unit standard are able to use and maintain small, powered amenity machinery and equipment.
Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA, industry and teaching professional in the same field from another provider.
Standard setting body (SSB)
Primary Industry Training Organisation
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 Workplace procedures refer to oral or written instructions to staff on procedures for the worksite and equipment.
2 Equipment may include mowers; walk behind rotary hoes; cutting equipment – line trimmers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters; lawn edge trimmer.
3 Chainsaws are not included in this unit standard. Chainsaw use and maintenance is covered in other unit standards on the National Qualifications Framework.
4 Legislation relevant to this unit standard includes but is not limited to the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, the Resource Management Act 1991, and their subsequent amendments.
Elements and performance criteria Element 1 Use small, powered amenity machinery and equipment safely.
Performance criteria 1.1 Two different types of mowing equipment are identified, their application and safe use are explained, and the use of one type is demonstrated.
1.2 Other powered machinery and equipment are identified, their application and safe use are explained, and their use is demonstrated.
Range two of the following – walk behind rotary hoes; line trimmers, hedge trimmers, brush cutters; lawn edge trimmer.
1.3 Appropriate powered machinery and equipment are selected for specified uses and sites.
1.4 Equipment is operated using correct personal protective equipment, in accordance with the safety requirements of manufacturer's instructions and workplace procedures without damage to equipment, property, or other persons.
Element 2 Maintain small, powered amenity machinery and equipment.
Performance criteria 2.1 Equipment use and maintenance actions are recorded in logbook or equivalent recording system in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.2 Equipment is cleaned down, cooling system is checked, and oil and fuel levels are maintained after use, so that equipment is ready for use when next required.
2.3 Machinery and equipment are sharpened and/or adjusted in accordance with manufacturer's instructions and workplace procedures.
2.4 Specified oil change and servicing intervals in the equipment’s instruction manual are identified, and arrangements made with authorised agent for servicing to be carried out, in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.5 Machinery and equipment are stored in accordance with workplace procedures.
2.6 Waste generated by cleaning and maintenance procedures is collected, treated and disposed of, or recycled in accordance with workplace procedures.
Please note Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.
Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard Please contact the Primary Industry Training Organisation http://www.primaryito.ac.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.