Transport forestry logs using trucks

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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
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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 FWPCOT3261, 'Transport forestry logs using trucks'.
Google Links
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions.

1. Prepare to transport logs

1.1 Review work order and schedules and where required check with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Obtain coupe map to determine identify logging sites, truck entry, access and exit tracks and loading areas.

1.3 Determine required truck configuration to meet work order and load build requirements and confirm availability of truck and ancillary equipment.

1.4 Check transportation documentation for compliance with regulatory requirements for driving hours, load limits and dimensions.

2. Plan route

2.1 Select route and coupe entry and exits points to ensure efficient, safe and legal log movement and minimal environmental damage.

2.2 Ensure selected route complies with height, width, overhang and load limits of road infrastructure and environmental constraints.

2.3 Estimate time required to transport logs and account for fatigue management guidelines.

2.4 Confirm route, timings and coupe entry and exit points with appropriate personnel.

3. Facilitate log loading

3.1 Access site and determine safe manoeuvring approach for loading area with worksite personnel.

3.2 Position truck to avoid site and equipment hazards and to maximise load safety and security while loading.

3.3 Place and check log positioning equipment for loading, and reset as required.

3.4 Communicate with worksite personnel and machine operators to ensure safe loading location and processes and that load meets transport regulatory requirements.

3.5 Monitor loading, complete final check to ensure safe transport.

4. Secure logs prior to transport

4.1 Secure load with sufficient number and type of securing devices in line with loading guidelines and transport regulatory requirements.

4.2 Re-tension logs as required.

4.3 Fit overhang warning devices and signage to load to comply with transport regulatory requirements

5. Transport logs

5.1 Transport logs on planned or modified route considering conditions, road surfaces and fatigue management practices.

5.2 Monitor condition of tracks and roads and report unexpected ground, water, vegetation and other environmental conditions to appropriate personnel

5.3 Drive truck legally and safely using primary and subsidiary controls appropriate to conditions.

5.4 Monitor truck gauges and warning devices to detect and respond to operating faults and ensure operational safety.

5.5 Communicate with other drivers and road users to inform location and potential hazards.

5.6 Conduct periodic load safety checks and re-tension load in line with road conditions and regulatory requirements.

5.7 Keep communication channels open to ensure location is known at all times to allow for emergency assistance.

6. Facilitate log unloading

6.1 Complete site inductions and establish safe manoeuvring approach for unloading area with worksite personnel.

6.2 Follow site personnel directions to manoeuvre and park truck to avoid site and equipment hazards.

6.3 Shut down and secure truck in identified safe unloading zone.

6.4 Inspect load for log movement and make provisions to support logs requiring difficult control during release.

6.5 Release load securing devices in correct sequence for truck, trailer and load configuration and in line with site safe unloading procedures.

6.6 Make truck, trailer and ancillary equipment safe for return journey to coupe.

6.7 Record and report log shifting process and truck operating faults to appropriate personnel.