Conduct forwarder operations

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 FWPHAR3206, 'Conduct forwarder operations'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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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. Plan and prepare for forwarder operations

1.1 Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Plan to adhere with site environmental protection measures.

1.3 Assess type and quantity of material to be moved with forwarder and prepare for safe work.

1.4 Select appropriate equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

2. Operate forwarder

2.1 Carry out pre start-up checks on equipment, in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site requirements.

2.2 Establish and maintain communication with others on site to ensure safe work.

2.3 Detect site hazards associated with forwarder operations and use safe operating techniques to minimise risk

2.4 Operate forwarder and any attachments within recommended capacities and limitations, and manoeuvre to ensure safe and efficient operations.

2.5 Monitor and adjust operating techniques to meet work requirements and site conditions.

2.6 Follow emergency plan in line with WHS, environmental, legal and site requirements

3. Segregate and stack logs

3.1 Identify requirements for landing and stacking logs from work order and clarify.

3.2 Visually assess logs delivered to landing and direct to appropriate location for further processing or stacking.

3.3 Locate stacks to ensure appropriate space for access by site equipment and the safe conduct of other landing operations.

3.4 Position and construct log stacks to provide stability and minimise problems from slippage and falling of logs.

3.5 Maintain log stacks in line with planned layout and site requirements.

4. Load, transport and unload logs

4.1 Position forwarder for safe access to logs and within reach and movement limits.

4.2 Estimate log weight and segregate by size and grade.

4.3 Mark logs unable to be determined for size or grade, for assessment by others, and report to appropriate personnel.

4.4 Systematically lift and place logs in line with recommended equipment operating procedures.

4.5 Place logs to meet positioning and stability requirements for transportation, using slippers or chocks where required.

5. Carry out machine operator maintenance

5.1 Park and shut-down forwarder in line with organisational requirements

5.2 Conduct visual inspection and fault finding processes.

5.3 Remove and replace defective parts safely and effectively in line with manufacturer's instructions.

5.4 Clean and carry out routine operational servicing on forwarder and attachments.

5.5 Clear work area and dispose of or recycle waste materials in line with site environmental management plan.

5.6 Record and report forwarder operations and maintenance in line with site procedures.