Undertake complex tree climbing

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Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCARB307A, 'Undertake complex tree climbing'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for climbing and tree operations

1.1. Team members are informed of their role and duties in the climbing and tree operations.

1.2. Ropes are selected according to industry specifications and required tree works.

1.3. Ropes are assessed prior to use with damaged and faulty ropes discarded according to enterprise policy.

1.4. Appropriate climbing tools and equipment are selected.

1.5. Ropes, tools and equipment are checked.

1.6. Tree is inspected for safe ascension route.

2. Ascend and descend from trees

2.1. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified risks assessed and appropriate controls are documented and implemented.

2.2. Personal protective and safety equipment is used and adjusted.

2.3. Trees are ascended using appropriate techniques and equipment.

2.4. Safe anchor points are selected according to strength and suitability requirements.

2.5. Tree is descended in a controlled manner according to industry practice.

3. Undertake tree operations

3.1. Required tree operations are carried out according to treatment plans, work procedures and rigging techniques.

3.2. Load is balanced, tensioned and lowered in a staged controlled manner using appropriate cranage points according to safe work practices, branch weight and rope characteristics.

3.3. Staff are communicated with during operations, as required, verbally and by hand signals.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCARB307A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30710 - Certificate III in Horticulture
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture