Develop a sports turf maintenance program

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Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Test soil and plant material

1.1 Develop a soil and plant testing program which defines field and off-site testing activities, scheduling and information outcomes

1.2 Implement and monitor testing tasks and undertake remedial action

1.3 Present data and readings in a form that can be easily interpreted by the turf manager

1.4 Consider seasonal issues affecting test results from information on the turf species and cultivars, historical records and own experience

1.5 Determine nutritional status of the turf plant species and cultivars by analysing collected data and comparing with accepted standards

2. Identify the requirements of a sports turf maintenance program

2.1 Define the standards for turf presentation according to client requirements and industry best practice

2.2 Identify the different maintenance requirements for a range of conditions over the growing cycle

2.3 Select sports turf maintenance procedures to achieve the standards for turf presentation

2.4 Identify and confirm availability of resources, tools, equipment and machinery required for the sports turf maintenance program

2.5 Determine the most cost-effective approach to maintaining the sports turf playing surface

3. Prepare and document the sports turf maintenance program

3.1 Prepare detailed plan, specifications and quotation based on the requirements of the program

3.2 Develop and document on-site procedures and schedules for the sports turf maintenance program

4. Monitor the sports turf maintenance program

4.1 Monitor the program to ensure enterprise standards for presentation of sports turf playing surfaces are achieved

4.2 Review the sports turf maintenance program to ensure it remains responsive to changing conditions

4.3 Implement appropriate courses of action to overcome shortcomings in the program

4.4 Document and report remedial action undertaken to management