Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners

FWPCOT2237 Mapping and Delivery Guide
Maintain chainsaws

Version 1.0
Issue Date: November 2018


Qualification -
Unit of Competency FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsaws
Description
Employability Skills
Learning Outcomes and Application This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to maintain engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws. It includes sharpening chains and completing routine and frequently required service requirements as well as periodic servicing. Work is completed in a variety of work settings including a forest environment, agricultural, workshop, arboretum and horticultural settings.The unit applies to chainsaw operators. No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Duration and Setting X weeks, nominally xx hours, delivered in a classroom/online/blended learning setting.

The following resources must be made available:

engine or electrically operated hand-held chainsaws

tools and equipment used to repair and maintain chainsaws

consumable chainsaw parts, oil and fuel

personal protective equipment suitable for repairing and maintaining chainsaws including:

Safety boots

Safety helmet

Cut resistant leg protection

First aid kit

Hearing protection

High visibility clothing

Eye protection

Apron

Chain mesh gloves

manufacturers’ instructions and recommendations for repair and maintenance of chainsaws

template documents for recording repairs, maintenance activities and equipment faults.

organisational procedures for repairing and maintaining chainsaws.

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

Assessor requirements

Assessors must:

hold the appropriate assessor competency standards as outlined in regulations; and

be able to demonstrate vocational competencies at least to the level being assessed; and

be able to demonstrate how they are continuing to develop their VET knowledge and skills as well as maintaining their industry currency and assessor competence.

Prerequisites/co-requisites
Competency Field
Development and validation strategy and guide for assessors and learners Student Learning Resources Handouts
Activities
Slides
PPT
Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3 Assessment 4
Elements of Competency Performance Criteria              
Element: Prepare for chainsaw maintenance
  • Select appropriate personal protective, maintenance and repair equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Plan repair and maintenance activities in line with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and organisational requirements
       
Element: Complete chainsaw maintenance
  • Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.
  • Complete routine and frequently required service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements
  • Complete periodic service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements
  • Check chain for bluntness or damage.
  • Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations.
  • Identify, diagnose, tag and report chainsaw faults, malfunctions or irregular operation for repair or replacement.
  • Reassemble serviced chainsaw components, check for operational effectiveness, tag and store.
       
Element: Complete maintenance records and clean up
  • Complete, process and maintain records and reports in line with organisational procedures.
  • Clear and clean work area and tools, and dispose of and recycle waste materials in line with environmental protection practices.
       


Evidence Required

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for chainsaw maintenance

1.1 Select appropriate personal protective, maintenance and repair equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

1.2 Plan repair and maintenance activities in line with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and organisational requirements

2. Complete chainsaw maintenance

2.1 Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.

2.2 Complete routine and frequently required service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

2.3 Complete periodic service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

2.4 Check chain for bluntness or damage.

2.5 Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

2.6 Identify, diagnose, tag and report chainsaw faults, malfunctions or irregular operation for repair or replacement.

2.7 Reassemble serviced chainsaw components, check for operational effectiveness, tag and store.

3. Complete maintenance records and clean up

3.1 Complete, process and maintain records and reports in line with organisational procedures.

3.2 Clear and clean work area and tools, and dispose of and recycle waste materials in line with environmental protection practices.

A person demonstrating competency in this unit must satisfy all of the elements, performance criteria and foundation skills of this unit. If a specific volume or frequency is not stated below, then evidence must be provided that the following requirements have been performed on at least one occasion:

complete these routine and frequently required service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions:

removing, checking and cleaning air filter for damage and penetration of foreign material

cleaning saw body, air intake vents and cooling fins

cleaning chain brake

inspecting chain and guide bar

checking screws and nuts for tightness

checking safety devices

filling fuel tanks and chain oil tanks

complete these types of periodic service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions:

replacing drive sprocket

cleaning or replacing and setting spark plug

checking and replacing fuel filter

checking chain brake, oil system, flywheel assembly, anti-vibration system, muffler and spark arrestor

inspecting and replacing starter cord and starter spring

matching pitches and gauges of cutting components

dressing and cleaning cutter bar

cleaning fly wheel

removing and cleaning exhaust and fire screen

complete these activities to check and sharpen chain saw chains in line with manufacturer's instructions:

inspecting and adjusting chain

inspecting and replacing chain that is worn, damaged or incorrectly sharpened

sharpening chain types and setting of depth gauges.

A person competent in this unit must be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

types, purpose, features and operation of chainsaws for which repairs are completed

features and names of different parts of chainsaws

purpose, features and operation of tools and equipment used to repair and maintain chainsaws

specifications and types of bars, chains and sprockets

differences between frequent and periodic chainsaw maintenance requirements

techniques for:

removing chains and other chainsaw components

assessing chain condition

sharpening chains to specified requirements

reassembling chainsaw components

hazards for maintaining chainsaws and methods to minimise associated risks:

loud noise and exhaust fumes

mechanical vibration

handling hazardous substances

cuts and hot surfaces

rotating parts

organisational procedures specific to repairing and maintaining chainsaws:

workplace health and safety with particular emphasis on equipment lock out and use of personal protective equipment

communication reporting lines

recording and reporting repairs, maintenance activities and equipment faults

environmental protection practices for repairing and maintaining chainsaws:

cleaning plant, tools and equipment

disposing of, recycling and reusing materials

disposing of hazardous substances.


Submission Requirements

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Assessment task 1: [title]      Due date:

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Assessment Tasks

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ELEMENTS

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare for chainsaw maintenance

1.1 Select appropriate personal protective, maintenance and repair equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

1.2 Plan repair and maintenance activities in line with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and organisational requirements

2. Complete chainsaw maintenance

2.1 Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.

2.2 Complete routine and frequently required service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements

2.3 Complete periodic service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

2.4 Check chain for bluntness or damage.

2.5 Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

2.6 Identify, diagnose, tag and report chainsaw faults, malfunctions or irregular operation for repair or replacement.

2.7 Reassemble serviced chainsaw components, check for operational effectiveness, tag and store.

3. Complete maintenance records and clean up

3.1 Complete, process and maintain records and reports in line with organisational procedures.

3.2 Clear and clean work area and tools, and dispose of and recycle waste materials in line with environmental protection practices.

Not Applicable

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Observation Checklist

Tasks to be observed according to workplace/college/TAFE policy and procedures, relevant legislation and Codes of Practice Yes No Comments/feedback
Select appropriate personal protective, maintenance and repair equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations. 
Plan repair and maintenance activities in line with manufacturer's instructions and recommendations and organisational requirements 
Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment. 
Complete routine and frequently required service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's instructions and organisational requirements 
Complete periodic service requirements on chainsaws in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements 
Check chain for bluntness or damage. 
Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations. 
Identify, diagnose, tag and report chainsaw faults, malfunctions or irregular operation for repair or replacement. 
Reassemble serviced chainsaw components, check for operational effectiveness, tag and store. 
Complete, process and maintain records and reports in line with organisational procedures. 
Clear and clean work area and tools, and dispose of and recycle waste materials in line with environmental protection practices. 

Forms

Assessment Cover Sheet

FWPCOT2237 - Maintain chainsaws
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