Trim and cross cut felled trees

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 FPICOT2221A, 'Trim and cross cut felled trees'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria

Elements and Performance Criteria


Performance Criteria


Prepare for trimming and cross cutting


Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to trimming and cross cutting felled trees are identified and complied with


Site environmental protection measures are adhered to in accordance with relevant legislation and regulations


Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel


Logs to be trimmed and cross cut are identified in accordance with work order


Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations


Trimming and cross cutting activities are planned in accordance with site procedures


Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OHS requirements


Assess felled trees


Environmental conditions are assessed and used to plan the cutting of each tree


Movement and whereabouts of other personnel is monitored and work modified to be in accordance with OHS regulations


Tree, location and stability are assessed for conditions likely to affect safety of cross cutting activities


Tree is visually assessed for defects and removal status


Trees unable to be cut safely are identified and referred to appropriate personnel


Plan cutting


Tree is moved or stabilised for safe cutting in accordance with site standards and regulations


Cutting pattern is selected to optimise time and manageable removal of the sections


Sequence of cross cuts is planned to maintain control of cut sections and minimise cutting problems


Debris is cleared from the work area to prevent saw damage or injury in accordance with OHS requirements


Trim and cross cut fallen trees


Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in accordance with site requirements


Tree section on each side of planned cut is secured and potential movement assessed and planned for


Saw is operated to cut tree and cutting technique is adjusted in response to movement and condition of the tree in accordance with safety regulations


Unexpected characteristics of a tree are assessed and planning reviewed


Cross cut is completed once initiated in accordance with OHS and site requirements


Trimming and cross cutting processes and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel


Conduct operator maintenance


Chain is checked for blunt or damaged condition


Chain and other components are removed, sharpened, maintained, adjusted and replaced in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations


Chainsaw set-up is assessed and adjusted to suit cutting conditions


Chainsaw is properly maintained and checked to comply with relevant standards prior to use