Cut material with a pole saw

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 FPICOT2240, 'Cut material with a pole saw'.
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. Prepare for cutting

1.1.Identify as within safe working limits type and quantity of material to be cut

1.2.Select equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer recommendations

1.3.Carry out pre start-up checks on equipment in line with site requirements

1.4.Assess pole saw set-up and adjust to suit cutting conditions

1.5.Establish and maintain communication with others in line with occupational health and safety (OHS) requirements

2. Assess materials

2.1.Assess type and quantity of material to be cut and environmental conditions to plan cutting activities consistent with site procedures and environmental requirements

2.2.Monitor movement and location of other personnel and modify work in line with OHS regulations, where required

2.3.Assess location and stability of materials for conditions likely to affect safety of cutting activities

2.4.Identify materials unable to be cut safely and refer them to appropriate personnel

3. Use pole saw to cut and unblock materials

3.1.Operate pole saw to cut materials and unblock machinery components in line with safety regulations, job specifications and workplace procedures, and adjust cutting technique in response to equipment requirements and allowances

3.2.Turn motor off before examining any blockages to the pole saw

3.3.Clear waste and debris from the site in line with standard operating procedures and environmental requirements

3.4.Record and report cutting processes and equipment faults to appropriate personnel

4. Maintain equipment

4.1.Follow equipment lock-out procedures in line with site procedures

4.2.Check chain for blunt or damaged condition

4.3.Remove, sharpen, maintain, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer recommendations

4.4.Deal with chain and other components that need replacing in line with site procedures, manufacturer recommendations and environmental requirements

4.5.Keep pole saw clear of dust, shavings and debris and check it to make sure it meets relevant standards