Apply tree jacking techniques

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 FPIHAR4201B, 'Apply tree jacking techniques'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for tree jacking

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to applying tree jacking techniques are identified and followed

1.2. Work plan is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

1.3. Type and quantity of trees to be tree jacked are 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. Tree jacking activities are planned in line with site procedures

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

2. Assess and plan tree jacking

2.1. Environmental conditions are assessed and the outcomes are used as the basis to plan the felling of each tree

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

2.3. Tree, location and stability are assessed for conditions likely to affect safety of tree jacking activities

2.4. Tree is visually assessed for defects, grade and recovery status

2.5. Growth around tree and appropriate escape route are selected and cleared either manually or mechanically

2.6. Fall direction and allowable degree of error are assessed, considering hang ups, damage, extraction constraints and available open space

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

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

3. Tree jack trees

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

3.2. Leaders are removed and cleared in line with the tree jacking plan

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

3.4. Jacking slots are made to provide for placement of tree jacks in line with planned falling direction

3.5. Cutting technique is adjusted and tree jacks are used to control movement and direction of tree being felled

3.6. Falling is completed once initiated and planned safe exit route used in line with OHS requirements

3.7. Movement of the tree on the ground is monitored and trees that hang up are assessed and cleared in line with site requirements

3.8. Tree jacking process and equipment faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

4. Conduct operator maintenance

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

4.2. Chain is checked for blunt or damaged condition

4.3. Chain and other components are removed, sharpened, maintained, adjusted and replaced in line with manufacturer's recommendations

4.4. Tree jacks are checked for operation and serviced

4.5. Chainsaw set-up is assessed and adjusted to suit cutting conditions

4.6. Chainsaw is kept in operational condition and checked to ensure it meets relevant standards prior to use

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR4201B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations