Trim and cut harvested trees

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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 FWPHAR2207, 'Trim and cut harvested trees'.
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 trimming and cutting

1.1 Identify site environmental protection measures and adhere to in line with relevant legislation and regulations

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

1.3 Select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness, including pre-start checks.

1.4 Plan trimming and cutting activities in line with work order and environmental conditions.

2. Visually assess trees and suitability for cutting.

2.1 Assess tree location and stability for conditions likely to affect safety of trimming and cutting activities.

2.2 Visually assess trees for defects, grades and recovery status.

2.3 Assess trees for extraction and suitable transport method.

2.4 Mark trees too dangerous to cut safely and refer to appropriate personnel.

3. Plan cutting.

3.1 Move or stabilise tree for safe cutting in line with site procedures.

3.2 Select cutting pattern to optimise time, volume recovery and quality.

3.3 Plan cutting sequence to maintain control of cut sections and minimise cutting problems.

3.4 Select, measure and mark cutting positions in line with work requirements and industry standard lengths.

3.5 Clear debris from work area to allow safe access and prevent saw damage and personal injury.

4. Use chainsaw to trim and cut trees

4.1 Monitor location and movement of other personnel and modify work to ensure safety.

4.2 Secure tree section on each side of planned cut; evaluate and control potential movement.

4.3 Operate saw to cut tree and adjust cutting technique in response to movement and condition of tree.

4.4 Complete cut once started and minimise capping and splitting.

4.5 Square cut butts, trim accessible branches and knots and remove head of tree.

4.6 Prepare logs for extraction in line with organisational requirements.

5. Complete operator maintenance

5.1 Inspect equipment on completion of trimming and cutting activities.

5.2 Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.

5.3 Check chain for bluntness or damage.

5.4 Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

5.5 Record and report production outcomes, equipment faults and maintenance requirements to appropriate personnel.