Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations

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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
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 FPIHAR4204B, 'Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for salvage operations

1.1. Applicable Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to planning and coordinating fire salvage operations are identified and followed

1.2. Local authority is contacted and salvage approval obtained

1.3. Work order is reviewed and checked with appropriate personnel

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

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

2. Plan salvage operations

2.1. Location including map and grid references are checked, land ownings are obtained and boundaries established

2.2. Topography including slope, elevation, contours and soil type are investigated and reported

2.3. Operational activities including site preparation, environmental considerations and access are planned

2.4. Environmental protection measures for the landscape, soil and drainage are planned and instigated

2.5. Extent ofdamage caused by fire is assessed and reported

2.6. Estimation of commercialviability of tree harvest and extraction is calculated and reported

2.7. Clearing, trimming and felling operations are planned and communicated to harvesting personnel

3. Coordinate salvage operations

3.1. Schedule for salvaging is produced, checked and communicated

3.2. Track builders are directed to form access in line with the salvage schedule and plan

3.3. Clearing of burnt scrub and dangerous limbs is directed and monitored

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

3.5. Tree, location and stability are assessed for conditions likely to affect safety of felling activities

3.6. Fellers are directed to fall designated trees in line with the salvage plan and OHS regulations

3.7. Use of mechanical equipment is monitored to minimise carbon emissions

3.8. Logs are hauled from site and landscape is left in a safe and tidy condition to allow regeneration to occur

Qualifications and Skillsets

FPIHAR4204B appears in the following qualifications:

  • FPI40105 - Certificate IV in Forest Operations