Harvest trees manually (intermediate)

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
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver FPIHAR3202A, 'Harvest trees manually (intermediate)'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1 Plan falling sequence

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

1.2 Site environmental protection measures and harvest plan 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 Falling requirements are identified and assessed for safe working conditions

1.5 Potential and existing risks and hazards in the work area are assessed and controlled

1.6 Trees to be felled and retained are identified and working face and general falling direction are checked

1.7 Log extraction method and requirements for landings and snig tracks or cable anchor points are located

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

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

2 Prepare and maintain falling equipment

2.1 All work is conducted in accordance with work plan, environmental and OHS requirements

2.2 Chainsaw and components are selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations

2.3 Tools and equipment are selected to support work requirements and prepared in accordance with workplace procedures

2.4 Blunt or damaged saw chain is detected, rectified and reported in accordance with workplace procedures

2.5 Chainsaw is sharpened and adjusted or components changed in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations

2.6 Chainsaw set up is assessed and adjusted in response to changing falling conditions

2.7 Chainsaw performance is systematically monitored to ensure and maintain efficient operations

3 Assess tree and plan falling

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

3.2 Required falling direction and degree of allowable error is assessed

3.3 Trees that are beyond the characteristics appropriate for intermediate manual harvesting are identified and reported to appropriate personnel

3.4 Trees considered too dangerous to fall are marked and reported in accordance with site procedures

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

3.6 Suitable escape route is selected and cleared of growth and other obstacles in accordance with environmental care principles and site procedures

4 Fall tree

4.1 Movement and whereabouts of other personnel is monitored and work modified to be in accordance with OHS requirements

4.2 Tree falling operations are safely undertaken appropriate to site conditions

4.3 Unexpected characteristics of tree and other problems are assessed and planning reviewed

4.4 Cutting technique is adjusted in response to movement and condition of tree

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

4.6 Trees that hang up are immediately cleared or marked and assistance sought from appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3202A appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage