Fall trees manually (intermediate)

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 FPIFGM3204A, 'Fall trees manually (intermediate)'.
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 and maintain falling equipment

1.1 Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), legislative and organisational requirements relevant to falling trees are identified and complied with

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

1.3 Work plan is reviewed and checked as required with appropriate personnel

1.4 Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5 Blunt or damaged chainsaw is detected, rectified and reported in accordance with workplace procedures

1.6 Operational effectiveness of chainsaw is monitored to maintain falling safety and productivity

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

2 Assess conditions and surroundings

2.1 Site environmental concerns are identified and complied with in accordance with relevant national, state, and local legislation and/or regulations

2.2 Environmental conditions are identified and assessed in accordance with work order requirements

2.3 Awareness of environmental conditions and other personnel activity in the work area is maintained and falling activity modified

2.4 General factors affecting falling requirements are determined and specific forest or site risks and hazards are assessed and controlled

3 Assess tree and plan falling

3.1 Tree falling sequence for individual trees is assessed and progressively planned

3.2 Tree to be felled is located and growth is cleared to enable a visual assessment of falling characteristics

3.3 Required falling direction is assessed and checked in accordance with planned falling

3.4 Sequence of cuts to fall tree is planned in accordance with standard falling procedures

3.5 Suitable escape route is selected and cleared of growth and other obstacles in accordance with environmental care principles and statutory requirements

3.6 Personal limitations in safely falling trees with own skills are assessed and assistance sought from appropriate personnel

3.7 Location and activity of other personnel in the work area is noted and monitored

4 Fall tree

4.1 All work is conducted using established safe operating practices and in accordance with workplace procedures

4.2 Tree falling operations are safely undertaken appropriate to site conditions and at a safe distance from other personnel in the work area

4.3 Unexpected characteristics of tree and other problems are identified, assistance sought and planning reviewed

4.4 Planned escape route is used when tree starts to fall and the fall and movement of tree on ground is monitored until stability is determined

4.5 Chainsaw is monitored for operational effectiveness and any faults, malfunctions or problems are reported in accordance with workplace procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIFGM3204A appears in the following qualifications:

  • PUA32006 - Certificate III in Public Safety (Military Engineering)
  • PUA30410 - Certificate III in Public Safety (SES Rescue)
  • FPI30105 - Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
  • AHC20410 - Certificate II in Horticulture
  • AHC30810 - Certificate III in Arboriculture

And the skillsets: