Requirements: The Sports Turf Operative must be able to apply the knowledge and skills in a logical and systematic approach and demonstrate a positive work ethic in achieving the desired outcomes from the sports surfaces being maintained. In order to do this they will need to be capable of the following:
in a safe and appropriate way to ensure games can take place which provide for a fair, safe and exciting contest for players. This will include the safe use of a range of equipment and machinery, such as mowers, scarifiers, aerators and other specialist turf care equipment, covering hand tools, as well as pedestrian operated, ride-on and tractor mounted implements.
for material requirements and apply at the correct rates a range of materials, including grass seed, fertiliser and bulky top-dressing.
methods to reduce the incidence of diseases, disorders, pests and weeds on turf.
in accordance with the Laws of the Governing Bodies of Sport.
used for maintenance and renovation activities to ensure their safe and effective use.
servicing and repairs to drainage and irrigation systems.
with others and provide an excellent level of customer service.
at all times, whether under supervision, as an individual, or in a team.