Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare to harvest agricultural crops

1.1. Requirements for the work to be undertaken, method and order of harvesting is interpreted from the harvest strategy and confirmed with the supervisor.

1.2. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) hazards are identified, risks assessed and risk controls are implemented for the harvesting operation.

1.3. Personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained.

1.4. The environmental impacts of harvesting the crop are identified and action taken where required.

1.5. Windrowing/swathing is completed to the standard required.

1.6. Crop is sampled for moisture content to assess timing of harvest.

1.7. The hygiene standards for the crop and the paddock are identified from the harvest strategy and/or the crop storage plan.

2. Prepare the harvesting equipment

2.1. Harvesting machinery and other equipment are cleaned of pests and other contaminants to maintain crop and paddock hygiene standards, as required by the harvest strategy.

2.2. All machinery and equipment are serviced, assessed for reliability, adjusted for harvesting conditions and appropriate parts are replaced to ensure reliability during the harvest.

2.3. All containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the maintenance and servicing work are disposed of safely and in line with environmental guidelines.

2.4. All maintenance and servicing is documented according to the requirements of the organisation.

3. Harvest crops

3.1. The harvest strategy is followed and completed for each paddock.

3.2. Personal protective equipment is selected, used and maintained for harvesting.

3.3. Harvesting machinery and ancillary equipment is operated in a safe manner and at speeds to suit crop conditions.

3.4. Cleanliness and purity of the harvested product is maximised by maintaining the hygiene of all surfaces that come into contact with the crop.

3.5. The quality of product is optimised by continually checking and, where necessary, adjusting the harvester and ancillary equipment, including their height and other settings.

3.6. Fire prevention measures are taken as outlined and described in the harvest strategy.

4. Complete harvesting operations

4.1. Equipment is cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

4.2. Attachments and other ancillary equipment are cleaned and stored to minimise damage and to maximise hygiene according to manufacturer's specifications, organisational procedures and regulations.

4.3. Insecticides are applied as required by the organisation and the harvest strategy.

4.4. All containers, leftover fluids, waste and debris from the maintenance and servicing work are disposed of safely and according to environmental requirements.

4.5. Harvesting equipment is moved between sites and on public roads in compliance with legislation including hygiene requirements.

4.6. All required records and documentation are completed accurately and promptly in accordance with enterprise requirements.

Qualifications and Skillsets

AHCBAC308A appears in the following qualifications:

  • AHC30110 - Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC30210 - Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)