Conduct loader 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 FPIHAR3218A, 'Conduct loader 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 loader operations

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to conducting loader 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 loader 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. Loader operations 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. Operate loader

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

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

2.5. Operating techniques for the loader are applied to achieve optimum efficiency in line with manufacturer's design specifications

2.6. Loader is operated to work instructions in line with company operating procedures

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

3. Attach, secure, lift, carry and place materials

3.1. Communication practices associated with transportation and lifting of materials are conducted in line with site procedures and continued between parties

3.2. Weight of load is established in line with site procedures

3.3. Lifting gear is selected, attached and used in line with safe working load requirements and OHS legislation

3.4. Machinery is positioned ensuring stability and located to effectively shift materials in line with job specifications

3.5. Load is shifted safely and effectively in line with industry safety standards and manufacturer's' specifications

3.6. Load is moved in line with conventional hand and audible signals that meet OHS legislation and/or work site procedures

4. Segregate and stack logs

4.1. Planned landing layout and log handling procedures are identified from work order

4.2. Location of stacks provides space for other landing operations and access to all appropriate site equipment

4.3. Log stacks are positioned and maintained in accordance with planned layout to provide for anticipated stock levels, stock rotation requirements, size, segregation of lengths, species and grades

4.4. Stacks are constructed to provide stability and minimise problems from slippage and falling of logs

4.5. Logs delivered to landing are visually assessed

4.6. Logs are directed or moved to appropriate location for further processing or stacking consistent with species, diameter, length, grade, landing layout and stock rotation requirements

4.7. Logs are identified and records maintained in accordance with standard site procedures

5. Load and unload logs

5.1. Work is planned to minimise equipment and log movement and to load/unload logs safely in accordance with regulations and site operating plans and procedures

5.2. Loader is positioned to enable access to the logs to be loaded/unloaded within load reach and movement limits

5.3. Weight of logs is estimated to determine lifting requirement and compliance to load plate

5.4. Logs are segregated or selected by size and grade in accordance with work requirements and logs suitable for base and side of load are selected, transferred and placed

5.5. Individual logs are separated and rolled/lifted using all relevant movements in accordance with normal equipment operating procedures

5.6. Logs are bunched using lifting gear to optimise loaded movements

5.7. Trial lift is carried out when warranted by load size or stability and load is lowered for corrective action to be taken where unacceptable operational situation is revealed

5.8. Loads are lifted, turned and placed using all relevant equipment movements in accordance with standards and regulations to achieve optimum load shape

5.9. Logs which do not meet requirements for size or grade - within the scope of operator's knowledge - are rejected or referred to others for regrading

5.10. Logs are supported or compressed to enable placement of slipper or chocks where necessary

5.11. Placement of logs meets all requirements for positioning, ensuring stability of load and stack is maintained at all times

6. Carry out machine operator maintenance

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

6.2. Inspection and fault finding processes are conducted in line with manufacturer's recommendations and organisational requirements

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

6.4. Regular programmed maintenance tasks are carried out in line with manufacturer's and organisational requirements

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

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

6.7. Loader operational records and reports are completed accurately and processed in line with site procedures