20th March 2017
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
James O'Keeffe Institute
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Date: 20th, 21st & 27th of March
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Venue: James O’Keeffe Institute, Newmarket
The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify, select, use and maintain commonly used horticultural tools and equipment.
List common tools and equipment used in horticultural operations and workshops to include their primary use and
hazards associated with their use.
Describe safe operating practices for a range of tools and equipment to include both hand and power
Prepare power hand tools and equipment for use to include using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pre-starting safety checks, mixing fuel, checking for leaks and damage while adhering to manufacturers’ recommendations and operators’ manuals
Use a range of hand tools safely including a hoe, rake, fork and spade
Use power hand tools safely including a two-stroke engine
powered strimmer and a hedge cutter.
Operate a pedestrian rotovator, scarifier, knapsack sprayer, mechanised raker, pedestrian mower, ride-on mower, trailing mower and compact-type tractor mower.
Maintain all equipment while in use to include setting height of cut, removing blade for maintenance, sharpening blade, refuelling, replacing cord or gut as needed, and maintaining lubrication and filters.
Prepare tools and equipment for storage to include cleaning and storage procedures
Operate within appropriate safety procedures to create and maintain a safe working environment including safety standards regarding lifting, carrying and handling plants, tools and equipment.