Perform landing duties (chaser)

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
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 FWPHAR2204, 'Perform landing duties (chaser)'.
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 chaser operations

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

1.2 Identify type and quantity of logs to be extracted and assess area for safety and environmental protection practices.

1.3 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.4 Plan chaser and cable operations in line with work order.

2. Land and unhook logs

2.1 Identify audible or visual signal system to be used.

2.2 Monitor logs entering landing area and assist yarder to place them using signals in line with cable logging code of practice.

2.3 Check that logs have at least two thirds of their length on the landing before release.

2.4 Check stability of logs and adjust when chokers or grapple ropes are slackened.

2.5 Remove chokers or grapples, coil strawlines and check and adjust butt rigging in line with directions from yarder operator.

2.6 Maintain landing area to enable safe and clear log, equipment and personnel movement.

2.7 Record and report chaser process and equipment faults to yarder.

3. Assist with line shifts

3.1 Clear all logs to be hauled with existing line position before line shift is initiated.

3.2 Notch stumps in line with code requirements and rigging method to be used.

3.3 Pull slack on all lines prior to release of existing rigging.

3.4 Dismantle rigging components on existing line, check and set up on new line.

3.5 Move obstructions which may cause binding or damage during hauling.

3.6 Assist rigging slinger to rig spars, tail trees and intermediate supports.