Operate a heavy production mobile chipper

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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 FPIHAR3215C, 'Operate a heavy production mobile chipper'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Plan and prepare for chipping

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to operating a heavy production mobile chipping unit 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 timber to be chipped is identified and assessed for safe working conditions

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

1.6. Chipping activities are 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. Chip timber

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

2.2. Chipping unit is positioned, secured and set up in line with manufacturer's specifications

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

2.4. Site hazards associated with heavy production mobile chipper operations are detected and safe operating techniques are used to minimise risk

2.5. Timber is fed into the chipper at a rate applicable to the capacity of the machinery and product quality

2.6. Timber is chipped to the chip sizes set on the chipping unit in line with the work order

2.7. Chipped timber is fed into the back of a truck or other modes of transportation

2.8. Communication with others is maintained in line with OHS requirements

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

3. Carry out machine operator maintenance

3.1. Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with OHS legislation and site procedures

3.2. Chipper is checked for blunt or damaged condition

3.3. Components are removed, maintained, adjusted and replaced in line with manufacturer's recommendations

3.4. Chipper set-up is assessed and adjusted to suit chipping conditions

3.5. Chipper is kept clear of foreign matter and checked to ensure it meets relevant standards prior to use

3.6. Chipping processes and equipment faults are recorded and reported to appropriate personnel

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR3215C appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI30205 - Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage