Conduct feller buncher operations

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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
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Assessment Matrix
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Evidence Guide
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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 FPIHAR3207C, 'Conduct feller buncher operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for operations

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to conducting feller buncher 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. Equipment is selected appropriate to work requirements and checked for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations

1.5. Tree or log extraction, placement and access requirements are identified and assessed for safe working conditions

1.6. Level and/or suitable surface for stability of equipment to be used is determined and confirmed

1.7. Feller buncher operations are planned in line with site procedures and environmental and heritage concerns

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

2. Operate equipment

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

2.2. Feller buncher is operated within equipment capabilities and limitations and manoeuvred to ensure safe and efficient operations

2.3. Pre-operational checks are carried out on equipment and attachments in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

2.4. Site hazards associated with feller buncher operations are detected and safe operating techniques are used to minimise risk

2.5. Operating techniques are selected and adjusted as required to meet work requirements and site conditions

2.6. Feller buncher performance is systematically monitored to ensure and maintain efficient operations

2.7. Emergency plan procedures are follow in line with OHS, environmental, legal and site requirements

3. Fall individual trees mechanically

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

3.2. Falling sequence for individual trees is progressively planned to minimise tree damage and maximise falling and extraction efficiency

3.3. Cutting sequence is planned and communicated to control direction of the fall and minimise damage to the tree and surrounding environment

3.4. Equipment is positioned for stable and safe access to tree and operated to clamp and cut tree in line with industry and site standards

3.5. Clamping and cutting techniques are adjusted as required in response to movement and condition of tree

3.6. Trees too dangerous to be felled safely are marked and referred to appropriate personnel

3.7. Unexpected characteristics of a tree are diagnosed and planning is reviewed

3.8. Controlled manipulation with equipment is used to free tree hang ups to ensure personnel safety and minimise damage to tree and surrounding environment

3.9. Equipment is operated to stack pre-bunched logs and stems to facilitate subsequent extraction operations

3.10. Personnel safety and minimal damage to the timber and surrounding environment are ensured through method used to move timber and stems to pre-bunching site

3.11. Equipment is moved over pre-arranged routes with minimal damage to the environment

4. Carry out machine operator maintenance

4.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS requirements and site procedures

4.2. Visual inspection and fault finding procedures are conducted in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

4.3. Routine operational servicing is conducted to maintain optimum operational performance of equipment

4.4. Equipment, attachments and other ancillary equipment are cleaned and stored in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

4.5. Faults, malfunctions or problems with equipment are diagnosed and reported in line with site procedures

4.6. Feller buncher operation results are recorded and reported in line with site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3207C appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage