Operate yarder

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 FPIHAR3211B, 'Operate yarder'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for yarder operations

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a yarder are identified and followed

1.2. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of logs to be extracted is identified and assessed for safe working conditions and environmental protection measures

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

1.5. Yarder and cable operation activities are planned in line with site procedures

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

2. Set up yarder

2.1. Yarder is moved to the landing in line with the logging code of practice

2.2. Yarder is positioned on landing in line with planned system design and stable, level support base is ensured for outriggers

2.3. Tower or spar is inspected, rigged to suit system design and raised in line with manufacturer's recommendations and the logging code of practice

2.4. Line shifts are conducted with other personnel and yarder is operated to provide required line slack and tension to facilitate movements

3. Inspect and maintain cable systems

3.1. System components are observed during normal operations, faults noted and corrective action taken

3.2. System components are routinely inspected, maintained, repaired or replaced in line with the logging code of practice

3.3. Guylines are routinely inspected and tension adjusted to equalise load in line with the logging code of practice

3.4. Blocks are lubricated to maintain operational condition

3.5. Repetitive damage is diagnosed and the system design or operational practices reviewed and amended

4. Haul logs

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

4.2. Yarder operations are only performed in response to breakout, landing signals or own transmitted signals

4.3. Yarder mechanical systems are monitored, managed and controlled to maintain log alignment and satisfy safe operating limits in line with manufacturer's specifications

4.4. Tension is controlled in running and standing lines to optimise the lift and deflection consistency with payload and rope capacities

4.5. Hang ups and obstacles are anticipated and haul is halted and cleared in cooperation with the rigging slinger

4.6. Haul speed, line swing and bridling are used to position logs on the landing and payloads are controlled in cooperation with the chaser

4.7. Rigging is returned to extraction point and positioned in line with signals from the rigging slinger

4.8. Yarding process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3211B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage