Product Description

Basic site setting out and preparation for domestic landscaping projects TTA/SO/18

Duration 1 Day

Course Description This course is designed to give delegates the confidence and competence to set out and prepare domestic sites prior to landscaping installations.

Aim

  • Gain basic knowledge and develop the necessary skills to set out landscaping features correctly, using boning rods, spirit level and laser levels.

Learning outcomes

  • Be able to excavate safely and correctly to industry standards
  • Be able to lead in and compact sub-bases according to industry specifications, tolerances and guidelines
  • Be able to set levels and falls to industry specifications, tolerances and guidelines

AIM

Gain basic knowledge and develop the necessary skills to set out landscaping features correctly, using boning rods, spirit levels and laser levels.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Be able to excavate safely and correctly to industry standards.
  2. Be able to lead in and compact sub-bases according to industry specifications, tolerances and guidelines.
  3. Be able to set levels and falls to industry specifications, tolerances and guidelines.

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  1. Tie a string correctly – Delegates can set a string line correctly to instructions given
  2. Set out square 2×2 metres using 3.4.5 method – Delegates can demonstrate this with corners to 90 degrees
  3. Set out a rectangle 1.2×5 metres – Delegates can demonstrate this with corners to 90 degrees
  4. Set a circle radius 1 metre – Delegates can demonstrate this using a string line trammel to specifications given
  5. Set a curve – Delegates can make a trammel to specifications given and set out a curve
  6. Set levels – Delegates can set gradient 1.40 in a straight line using either wooden or metal pegs
  7. Excavate to reduce levels – Delegates can excavate to correct depths as per industry standards
  8. Use boning rods – Delegates can set levels correctly to specifications given, using boning rods
  9. Use a spirit level – Delegates can set levels correctly to specifications given, using a straight edge and spirit level
  10. Correctly operate laser levels – Delegates can set levels using a laser safely and correctly, as per specifications given
  11. Lead in sub-base materials – Delegates can install a sub-base correctly with longitudinal gradient 1.80 and cross fall 1.40
  12. Compact sub-base and laying course bed – Delegates can safely operate a plate compactor to specifications given