Conduct forwarder operations

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 FPIHAR3206C, 'Conduct forwarder operations'.
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. Plan and prepare for forwarder operations

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to conducting forwarder operations are identified and followed

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

1.3. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.4. Type and quantity of material to be moved with a forwarder is assessed and prepared

1.5. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.6. Forwarder operations are assessed for safe working conditions and planned in line with site procedures and environmental and heritage concerns

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

2. Operate forwarder

2.1. All work is conducted in line with work order, environmental and OHS requirements

2.2. Pre start-up checks are carried out on equipment in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site requirements

2.3. Forwarder controls and functions, including implements or other attachments, brakes and manoeuvrability are checked for serviceability and any faults are rectified or reported

2.4. Forwarder is manoeuvred to maximise efficiency and ensure safety of other equipment and personnel

2.5. Forwarder performance is monitored utilising appropriate indicators to aid efficient operations

2.6. Site hazards associated with forwarder operations are detected and safe operating techniques are used to minimise risk

2.7. Operating techniques for the forwarder are within recommended capacities and limitations in line with manufacturer's design specifications

2.8. Forwarder is operated to work instructions in line with site operating procedures and site conditions

2.9. Emergency plan procedures are followed in line with OHS, environmental, legal and site requirements

3. Segregate and stack logs

3.1. Planned landing layout and log handling procedures are identified from site and work order instructions and checked with appropriate personnel

3.2. Stacks are located to ensure appropriate space for access by site equipment and the safe conduct of other landing operations

3.3. Log stacks are positioned and maintained in line with planned layout and site requirements

3.4. Log stacks are constructed to provide stability and minimise problems from slippage and falling of logs

3.5. Logs delivered to landing are visually assessed and directed/moved to appropriate location for further processing or stacking

4. Load, transport and unload logs

4.1. Forwarder is positioned for safe access to logs within equipment load reach and movement limits in line with manufacturer's recommendations

4.2. Log weight is estimated and individual logs are selected and segregated by size and grade

4.3. Logs unable to be determined for size or grade by own personal skill are marked and reported to appropriate personnel

4.4. Logs are systematically lifted and placed in line with recommended equipment operating procedures to achieve optimum log shape

4.5. Placement of logs meets positioning and stability requirements and loads are safely and efficiently transported over planned route

5. Carry out machine operator maintenance

5.1. Forwarder is safely parked, shut-down and prepared for maintenance in line with manufacturer's manual and organisational requirements

5.2. Visual inspection and fault finding processes are conducted in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

5.3. Defective parts are removed and replaced safely and effectively in line with manufacturer's manual and organisational requirements

5.4. Routine operational servicing is conducted in line with manufacturer's and organisational requirements

5.5. Work area is cleared and waste materials are disposed of or recycled in line with site environmental management plan

5.6. Plant, tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in line with manufacturer's recommendations and standard work practices

5.7. Forwarder operational records and reports are completed accurately and processed in line with site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3206C appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage