Shift forestry logs using trucks

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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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 FPICOT3226A, 'Shift forestry logs using trucks'.
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


Plan log movement


Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to shifting forestry logs using trucks are identified and complied with


Work order is reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel


Type of truck, ancillary equipment, accessories and configuration to be operated are checked for serviceability in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and statutory regulations


Logging sites and logs to be transported are identified from schedules, work orders and harvesting site personnel


Truck loads, transport routes, timing with harvesting personnel are planned and permits obtained to comply with statutory road regulations and road conditions


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


Load and unload truck


Access is identified and manoeuvring approach planned for loading and unloading sites


Condition of roads and tracks are monitored and unexpected ground, water, vegetation or other environmental conditions reported to appropriate personnel


Truck and trailer are positioned to maintain load safety and security while loading occurs


Logs are assessed for weight, diameter, length and grade


Log positioning equipment is placed and checked or reset for planned loading


Log loading is undertaken to ensure load build meets specifications, follows sequence and locations to minimise handling, stabilises the load and meets transport requirements


Logs are secured with sufficient securing devices to satisfy safety, job and regulatory requirements


Load is inspected after transport for log movement and logs only supported by binders or chains


Safe unloading sequence is assessed and provisions made to support logs which cannot be controlled when released


Binders and chains are released in correct sequence for truck, trailer and load configuration


Transport logs


Load is checked and trimmed to ensure safe transport with overhang warning devices fitted to comply with road regulations


Engine is started with instruments and gauges monitored to ensure equipment operation is safe according to manufacturer's specifications and safety rules


Truck is operated and driven to manufacturer's specifications and legislative requirements using primary and subsidiary controls as appropriate to conditions


Logs are transported following planned or modified route with consideration for road surfaces and conditions


Periodic load safety checks are conducted and load re-tensioned in accordance with statutory requirements and road conditions


Truck is monitored using gauges, warning devices and observation of performance to detect operating faults


Log shifting process and truck operations including faults are recorded and reported


Truck is parked to avoid site and equipment hazards, engine shutdown and truck secured in accordance with manufacturer's specifications

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPICOT3226A appears in the following qualifications:

  • TLI31210 - Certificate III in Driving Operations