Transport 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 FPICOT3261, 'Transport forestry logs using trucks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes of a unit of competency.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the required skills and knowledge section and the range statement. Assessment of performance is to be consistent with the evidence guide.

1. Prepare to transport logs

1.1. Appropriate work/occupational health and safety(WHS/OHS), environmental and organisational policies and procedures relevant to transporting forestry logs using trucks are identified and followed

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

1.3. Coupe map is located and examined for truck access areas

1.4.Work order and/or schedules are reviewed and clarified with appropriate personnel, as required

1.5. Truck, ancillary equipment, accessories and/or configuration requirements relevant to work order and load build are located and availability is confirmed

1.6. Transportation documentationrequired to comply with legislation related to driving hours, load limits and dimensions is received and checked

2. Establish route for log truck

2.1. Route is selected and its suitability to enter and exit coupe is confirmed with appropriate personnel to ensure minimal environmental impact and site protection

2.2. Transport routes are communicated and confirmed with appropriate personnel to ensure the most efficient, safe, secure and legal movement of forestry logs

2.3. Information on height, width and load limits of road infrastructure, environmental constraints and otherrestrictions are adhered to, where necessary

2.4. Time required to transport logs is estimated and confirmed with relevant personnel accounting for fatigue management legislation and guidelines

3. Facilitate log truck loading

3.1. Access is identified and manoeuvring approach established with worksite personnel for loading areas

3.2. Truck and/or configuration are positioned to avoid site and equipment hazards and to maximise load safety and security while loading

3.3. Log positioning equipment is placed and checked for planned loading, and is reset if necessary

3.4. Safe loading procedures are agreed to with relevant worksite personnel and monitored to ensure load meets transport regulatory requirements

3.5. Communication between driver and machine operators is established and maintained to determine safe location when loading logs

3.6. Load is checked and feedback provided to loader operator, as required, to ensure safe transport

4. Secure logs prior to transport

4.1. Load is secured with sufficient number and type of securing devices as per loading guidelines and transport regulatory requirements

4.2. Logs are re-tensioned as required

4.3. Overhang warning devices and signage are fitted to load to comply with transport regulatory requirements

5. Transport logs

5.1. Logs are transported following planned or modified route with consideration for road surfaces, conditions and fatigue management legislation and guidelines

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

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

5.4. Truck gauges and warning devices are monitored through observation of performance to detect operating faults

5.5. Operating faults are identified, recorded and reported, and responded to as necessary according to organisational requirements to ensure equipment is safely operated within manufacturer specifications and safety regulations

5.6. Periodic load safety checks are conducted and load is re-tensioned according to statutory requirements and road conditions

5.7. Communication methods with other drivers and road users are established and operated during log transport to inform location of truck and possible hazards

5.8. Communication channels are kept open in line with organisational arrangements to ensure location is known at all times so that timely emergency assistance can be provided if required

6. Complete log transport operations for unloading

6.1. Site procedures for unloading are established with appropriate personnel and site inductions are completed

6.2. Truck is directed to and manoeuvred into planned position for unloading

6.3. Truck is parked in designated area as instructed by appropriate personnel to avoid site and equipment hazards

6.4. Truck and trailer are shut down and truck is secured according to manufacturer specifications and site requirements

6.5. Load is inspected for log movement and provision is made to support logs that cannot be controlled when released

6.6. Safe location and safe unloading zones are identified and adhered to when removing logs according to site unloading procedures

6.7. Securing devices for load restraint are released in correct sequence for truck, trailer and/or load configuration

6.8. Log shifting process and truck operations, including faults, are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel

6.9. Workplace records and documentation are completed and maintained according to workplace procedures

6.10. Truck and trailer are made safe for return journey to coupe