Maintain chainsaws

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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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 FPICOT2237A, 'Maintain chainsaws'.
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



1. Plan and prepare for maintenance

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative, organisationalrequirements and manufacturer's specifications relevant to the maintenance of chainsaws are identified and followed

1.2. Suitable personal protective equipment and/or clothing is selected, used and maintained

1.3. Job requirements are reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel

1.4. Tools, equipment and materials are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site operating procedures

1.5. Potential and existing risks and hazards in the work area are identified and controlled

2. Conduct chainsaw maintenance

2.1. Frequent/daily services are carried out in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

2.2. Periodic services are carried out in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

2.3. Chain and other components are removed, sharpened, maintained, adjusted or replaced in line with manufacturer's recommendations

2.4. Serviced chainsaw components are reassembled and checked for operational effectiveness

2.5. Chainsaw is tagged and stored

3. Complete maintenance records and clean up

3.1. Records and reports are accurately completed, processed and maintained in line with workplace procedures

3.2. Chainsaw faults, malfunctions or irregular operation are identified, tagged and reported for repair or replacement

3.3. Work area is cleared and waste materials disposed of, or recycled, in line with organisational environmentalpolicies and procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT2237A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20405 - Certificate II in Wood Panel Products
  • FPI20305 - Certificate II in Sawmilling and Processing
  • FPI20105 - Certificate II in Forest Growing and Management
  • FPI20605 - Certificate II in Timber Merchandising
  • FPI20205 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage