Be able to select, use and maintain equipment for preparing and transporting plants and resources
Select appropriate equipment for this area of work
Use equipment according to instructions
Prepare, maintain and store equipment in a safe and effective working condition
Prepare plants and other resources for transportation.
Identify and label plants and or resources to be transported
Check plants and resources are in suitable condition for use and transportation.
Use safe lifting and handling techniques.
Maintain the condition of plants and resources throughout.
Complete all records and reports
Load plants and resources
Load and position plants and resources safely and securely for transportation.
Transport a range of plants and other resources.
Transport all types of plants (delicate, robust, safely lifted by one person and requiring more than one person to lift) and other resources (growing medium, containers, tools and equipment, supports, watering devices and chemicals) safely and efficiently to the correct location.
Inspect the condition of plants and resources after transportation.
Identify potential hazards and operate equipment safely
Be able to work safely and minimise environmental damage
Work in a way which maintains health and safety and is consistent with current legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements
Know how to prepare plants and other resources for transportation.
State the importance of establishing the transport requirements for plants and other resources
Describe how to inspect and prepare plants and resources for transportation.
Describe the appropriate records that need to be maintained
Know the principles of safe and effective transportation
Describe how to handle and transport plants and resources safely and efficiently covering: growing medium containers,
• tools and equipment,
• watering devices,
• delicate and robust plants,
• plants which can be safely lifted by one person or need more than one person.
Describe how to maintain the condition of plants during transportation
List the safety procedures to follow when transporting hazardous substances
Describe safe lifting and handling techniques when working alone and with others
Know the types of equipment required and how to maintain them
Describe the equipment which will be necessary preparing and transporting plants and resources
Describe methods of maintaining the equipment ready for use
Know the current health and safety legislation and environmental good practice.
Outline the current health and safety legislation, codes of practice and any additional requirements, which apply to this area of work.