Trim and cut harvested trees

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
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Wiki Markup
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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 FPIHAR2207A, 'Trim and cut harvested trees'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for trimming and cutting

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative, organisationalrequirements and manufacturer's specifications relevant to trimming and cutting harvested trees are identified and followed

1.2. Site environmental protection measures and enterprise environmental management systems are identified and adhered to in line with relevant legislation and regulations

1.3. Job requirements are reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.4. Trimming and cutting activities are planned in line with site procedures

1.5. Cutting procedures to achieve optimum utilisation of tree to be cut are identified

1.6. Tools and equipment are selected appropriate to job requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with organisational procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

1.7. Communication with others is established and maintained in line with OHS and organisational requirements

2. Visually assess trees

2.1. Environmentalrequirements are identified and used to plan the cutting of each tree

2.2. Tree, location and stability are assessed for conditions likely to affect safety of trimming and cutting activities

2.3. Tree is visually assessed for defects, grade and recovery status

2.4. Trees are assessed for extraction and transport method suitability

2.5. Trees unable to be cut safely are identified and referred to appropriate personnel

3. Plan cutting

3.1. Tree is moved or stabilised for safe cutting in line with site standards and regulations

3.2. Cutting pattern is selected to optimise time, maximise volume and quality of recovery in line with assessment and finished tree specifications

3.3. Sequence of cuts is planned to maintain control of cut sections and minimise cutting problems

3.4. Cutting positions selected are measured and marked in line with job requirements and industry standard lengths

3.5. Debris is cleared from the work area to allow safe access and prevent saw damage or injury in line with OHS requirements

4. Conduct trimming and cutting

4.1. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in line with site requirements

4.2. Movement and whereabouts of other personnel is monitored and work is modified to be in line with OHS regulations

4.3. Tree section on each side of planned cut is secured and potential movement is assessed and planned

4.4. Saw is operated to cut tree and cutting technique is adjusted in response to movement and condition of the tree

4.5. Cut is completed once initiated, minimising capping and splitting, in line with job requirements

4.6. Butts are square cut, accessible branches and knots trimmed, and head of tree removed in line with job requirements

4.7. Logs are prepared for extraction in line with site requirements

4.8. Trimming and cutting records are prepared and problems reported to the appropriate personnel

5. Conduct equipment maintenance

5.1. Equipment is inspected on completion of trimming and cutting activities

5.2. Damaged saws and cutting attachments are identified and dealt with according to site procedures and manufacturer's recommendations

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

5.4. Tools and equipment are maintained in line with OHS requirements and manufacturer's recommendations

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR2207A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI20205 - Certificate II in Harvesting and Haulage