Lawn Care Worker (Basic Skills)

Recipients of the Lawn Care Worker (Basic Skills) credential have demonstrated concept proficiency and completed  the following tasks:

Student demonstrates work ethics/employability skills:

  1. ___   Reports to work area and dresses appropriately for work:
  2. ___   Has all supplies needed to perform work
  3. ___   Starts work promptly
  4. ___   Asks instructor for assistance if needed.
  5. ___   Stays on task.  (Does not abuse bathroom or water breaks)
  6. ___   Follows safety rules and demonstrates correct social skills at all times.
  7. ___   Asks instructor for work assignment if necessary
  8. ___   Cleans up work area at the end of the period without being asked
  9. ___   Works cooperatively with others on group projects
  10. ___   Works independently after being assigned a task
  11. ___   Accepts constructive criticism
  12. ___   Notifies school/employer of absence or tardiness
  13. ___   Accepts and performs additional tasks willingly

Student maintains a safe work environment by:

  1. ___   Following universal safety precautions
  2. ___   Storing all equipment, materials and supplies correctly
  3. ___   Following cleanup procedures at end of the workday
  4. ___   Performing basic and/or routine maintenance of equipment

Student is familiar with safety concepts and safe work habits:

  1. ___   Displays a safe attitude when working
  2. ___   Performs work in a safe manner with out being told
  3. ___   Identifies potential dangers and understands their consequences in independent work situations.

Student can perform lawn and turf maintenance:

  1. ___   Maintains established lawns/turf
  2. ___   Identifies and controls weed in turf and lawns

Student can perform operation of a lawn mower:

  1. ___   Checks for adequate ventilation before starting engine
  2. ___   Checks fuel level
  3. ___   Opens fuel supply or lines
  4. ___   Sets blades at appropriate level
  5. ___   Operates mower through designated areas

Student trims walkways and landscape edging with weed trimmer:

  1. ___   Checks trimmer head for line supply
  2. ___   Checks guard for tightness
  3. ___   Checks fuel
  4. ___   Turns switch to on
  5. ___   Trims in designated areas


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