Landscape and Horticulture Technicians and Specialists (2225)
The following characteristics concern the occupation of
Landscape Gardeners (2225.5)
Landscape gardeners assist in landscaping grounds around residential, commercial and industrial establishments.
Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.
Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.
Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.
Directive persons like to take charge and control situations. They like to take responsibility for projects that require planning, decision making and co-ordinating the work of others. They are able to give direction and instructions easily. They enjoy organizing their own activities. They see themselves as independent and self-directing.
Near and far vision (V3)
Some work activities involve the monitoring of processes, objects or situations in the work environment that are far from the worker. Other work activities involve Near vision (2).
Colour discrimination is relevant in the performance of the work.
Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.
Other body positions (B4)
Work activities involve body postures other than, or in addition to, Sitting (1) and Standing and/or walking (2) such as bending, stooping, kneeling and crouching.
Multiple limb co-ordination (L2)
Work activities are carried out by co-ordinating the movements of upper limb(s) simultaneously with lower limb(s).
Work activities involve handling loads between 10 kg and 20 kg.
Carrying out a set of explicit procedural/operational functions or processes based on an understanding of instructions or information necessary to perform the work.*
Not significant (P8)
Operating - Manipulating (C4)
Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.
Regulated inside climate (L1)
A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.
An outdoor work environment where the worker is exposed to variations in weather conditions and seasonal weather patterns.
Dangerous chemical substances (H1)
Exposure to any chemical that may endanger health through inhalation, absorption or ingestion, contact with skin or eyes, or any chemical with the potential for fire or explosion. Substances may be in forms such as solids, liquids, gases, aerosols or particles.
Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)
Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.
The presence of noxious, intense or prolonged odours in the work environment.