Fall trees manually (intermediate)

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 FWPFGM3212, 'Fall trees manually (intermediate)'.
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 for felling

1.1 Identify and comply with applicable work health and safety (WHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to felling trees

1.2 Identify and adhere to site environmental protection measures according to relevant legislation and regulations

1.3 Review and check job requirements with appropriate personnel

1.4 Sharpen and adjust chainsaw or change components according to manufacturer recommendations

1.5 Assess tree and determine felling requirements

1.6 Identify and control potential and existing risks and hazards in the work area

1.7 Identify trees to be retained and felled

1.8 Establish and maintain communication with others according to WHS requirements

2. Visually assess site conditions and surroundings

2.1 Review terrain and slope to determine if they add complexity to the operation

2.2 Assess general factors affecting felling requirements and detect and control specific forest or site risks and hazards

3. Assess tree and plan felling

3.1 Visually assess tree for felling characteristics

3.2 Confirm tree is safe to fell

3.3 Select tools and equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness according to manufacturer recommendations

3.4 Identify trees to be felled for size, significant defects and any characteristics causing excessive complexity

3.5 Assess and progressively plan tree-felling sequence for individual trees

3.6 Assess and check required falling direction and possible deviation

3.7 Plan sequence of cuts to fell tree according to standard felling procedures

3.8 Assess limitations of own skills in safely felling trees, identify trees considered outside own skill level and seek assistance from appropriate personnel where required

3.9 Monitor and exclude location and activity of other personnel on the work site

4. Apply tree-felling techniques

4.1 Select suitable escape route and clear of growth and other obstacles according to environmental care principles and statutory requirements

4.2 Fell individual trees using planned techniques according to site requirements, at a safe distance from other personnel in the work area

4.3 Adjust cutting technique in response to movement and condition of tree

4.4 Use planned escape route when tree starts to fall and monitor the fall and movement of tree on ground until determined stable

4.5 Delay movement back into the felling area until all tree material, including from adjacent tree crowns, has fallen

4.6 Identify and implement procedures for removal of trees that are hung-up

4.7 Dispose of waste materials in line with environmental and operational requirements

4.8 Detect, rectify and report blunt or damaged saw chain according to workplace procedures

4.9 Monitor chainsaw for operational effectiveness and record and report faults, malfunctions and problems according to workplace procedures