Conduct mechanical processor operations

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 FPIHAR3210C, 'Conduct mechanical processor 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



Plan and prepare for operations

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

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

Work plan is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

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

Tree or log load placement and access requirements are identified and assessed for safe working conditions

Mechanical processor operations are planned in line with site procedures and environmental and heritage concerns

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

Operate equipment

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

Mechanical processor is operated within equipment capabilities and limitations, and manoeuvred to ensure safe and efficient operations

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

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

Mechanical processor performance is systematically monitored to ensure and maintain efficient operations

Site hazards associated with crawler operations are detected and safe operating techniques are used to minimise risk

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

Process individual trees

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

Access and processing characteristics of fallen trees are assessed and processing is planned to ensure minimal tree damage and maximum recovery

Required length cutting patterns are programmed or modified on processing controller to meet work plan requirements

Equipment is positioned for stable and safe access to felled tree and loads are placed within rated load/reach capacity

Tree is processed to produce standard length and diameter of logs with optimal grade and length combination in line with work plan requirements

Equipment is safely and efficiently operated to stack pre-bunched logs/stems to facilitate subsequent recovery operations

Processing techniques are adjusted as required in response to unexpected characteristics, movement or condition of tree

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

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

Segregate and stack logs

Planned landing layout and log handling procedures are identified from site and work plan instructions and checked with appropriate personnel as required

Stacks are located to provide appropriate space for access by site equipment and to allow for the conduct of other landing operations

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

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

Delivered logs are visually assessed and directed/moved to appropriate location for further processing or stacking

Carry out machine operator maintenance

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

Visual inspection and fault findingprocedures are conducted in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures

Routine operational servicing is conducted to maintain optimum operational performance of equipment in line with manufacturer's recommendations

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

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

Mechanical processor operation results are recorded and reported in line with site procedures

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3210C appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage