|Range of VariablesThe Range of Variables explains the contexts within which the performance and knowledge requirements of this standard may be assessed. The scope of variables chosen in particular training and assessment requirements may depend on the work situations available|
What tasks may be included under gardeningwork?
|Maintenance of planted areas including watering, fertilising, staking, mowing, pruning, weeding and collecting rubbish.Maintaining garden facilities including assisting with repair and upkeep of site furniture and structures, paths and paved areas, and garden features.Assisting in preparation of areas for planting, installing trees and shrubs (containerised and bare-rooted), and planting of annual and perennial beds. |
What instructions may be relevant to this standard?
|Instructions may include Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), enterprise policy and procedures, specifications, work notes, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), manufacturers instructions, or verbal directions from manager or supervisor. |
What tools and equipment may be required for gardening work?
|Tools and equipment may include secateurs, knives, spades, forks, trowels, rakes, hoes, spray equipment, augers, buckets, brooms, wheelbarrows, hoses and hose fittings; ancillary equipment such as stabilising materials, weed mats, stakes and tree guards. |
What workplace information might be required for this standard?
|Workplace information may include procedures for disposing of waste materials, work instructions or verbal instructions from the supervisor. |
What OHS hazards may be associated with gardening work?
|Hazards may include, solar radiation, dust, noise, air- and soil-borne micro-organisms, chemicals and hazardous substances, sharp hand tools and equipment, manual handling, holes, and slippery and uneven surfaces. |
What are the personal protective clothing and equipment requirements associated with gardening support?
|Personal protective clothing and equipment may include steel capped boots/shoes, overalls, gloves, sun hat, sunscreen lotion, safety goggles, face mask and ear protectors. |
What waste materials may apply to this standard?
|Plant debris, litter and broken components, mulches, compost, plastic, metal, and paper-based materials. These may be recycled, re-used, returned to the manufacturer or disposed of according to enterprise work procedures. |
|For more information on contexts, environment and variables for training and assessment, refer to the Sector Booklet. |