Operate and maintain chainsaws

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

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
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver AHCMOM213, 'Operate and maintain chainsaws'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
Reference books for 'Operate and maintain chainsaws' on fishpond.com.au. This online store has a huge range of books, pretty reasonable prices, free delivery in Australia *and* they give a small commission to ntisthis.com for every purchase, so go nuts :)

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance criteria

Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Assist in preparation of work site

1.1 Determine location of worksite and correct tree from scope of works

1.2 Identify site hazards, assess risks and report to supervisor

1.3 Confirm work zone with work crew and monitor site

1.4 Confirm first aid and emergency personnel, equipment and procedures

1.5 Record and implement work health, safety, site, environmental and traffic control measures

2. Recognise and apply workplace safety procedures

2.1 Identify hazards relevant to the maintenance and operation of chainsaws, assess risks and implement risk controls

2.2 Select and use personal protective equipment

2.3 Confirm relevant licensing and legislative requirements with regard to the operation of chainsaws with supervisor

2.4 Transport chainsaw and fuel appropriately

3. Check and prepare chainsaw

3.1 Select appropriate tools and materials required for maintenance

3.2 Conduct routine checks and maintenance procedures before operation

3.3 Calculate fuel oil ratios before mixing

3.4 Identify, tag, record and report chainsaw faults or malfunctions and organise repair

4. Operate chainsaw

4.1 Communicate with work team during operations using voice, hand and whistle signals

4.2 Place supports appropriately to ensure a stable base

4.3 Identify materials to be cut and position them for operation

4.4 Assess material to be cut visually for defects

4.5 Determine cutting methods appropriate to material type and implement risk controls

4.6 Select and use appropriate tools associated with chainsaw use

4.7 Operate chainsaw to cross cut timber using documented low risk work methods

4.8 Maintain effective worksite communication to ensure efficient workflow and address problems

4.9 Identify, assess and control environmental implications associated with chainsaw operation

5. Complete and check chainsaw operation

5.1 Record and report chainsaw damage, malfunction and irregular performance

5.2 Clean and store chainsaw

5.3 Dispose of debris from operation in accordance with environmental requirements

5.4 Maintain relevant reports