Conduct feller buncher operations

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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
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
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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 operations

1.1 Prepare to work safely according to organisation and site requirements.

1.2 Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.3 Select appropriate equipment for work and check for operational effectiveness.

1.4 Plan feller buncher operations in line with site procedures, environmental and heritage concerns

1.5 Identify access to tree or log to be extracted and assess working conditions for safety.

1.6 Determine best placement of feller buncher and confirm level and/or suitable surface for stability of equipment.

1.7 Plan cutting sequence to control direction of the fall and minimise damage to the tree and surrounding environment.

2. Operate equipment

2.1 Conduct pre-operational checks on equipment and attachments in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures.

2.2 Detect site hazards associated with feller buncher operations and use safe operating techniques to minimise risk.

2.3 Operate feller buncher within equipment capabilities and limitations and manoeuvre to ensure safe and efficient operations.

2.4 Establish and maintain communication with other personnel to ensure safety in line with safety requirements.

3. Fall individual trees mechanically

3.1 Monitor movement and whereabouts of other personnel to ensure safety.

3.2 Progressively plan and communicate cutting sequence for individual trees to minimise tree damage and maximise falling and extraction efficiency.

3.3 Position equipment for stable and safe access to tree and to clamp and cut tree in line with industry and site standards.

3.4 Adjust clamping and cutting techniques as required in response to movement and condition of tree.

3.5 Mark trees that are too dangerous to be felled safely and refer to appropriate personnel.

3.6 Diagnose unexpected characteristics of a tree and review cutting plan.

3.7 Use controlled manipulation of equipment to free tree hang ups to ensure personnel safety and minimise damage to tree and surrounding environment.

3.8 Stack pre-bunched logs and stems to facilitate subsequent extraction operations.

3.9 Move equipment over pre-arranged routes to ensure minimal damage to the environment.

4. Carry out machine operator maintenance

4.1 Follow equipment lock-out procedures in line with WHS requirements and site procedures.

4.2 Conduct visual inspection and fault finding procedures are in line with manufacturer's recommendations and site procedures.

4.3 Conduct routine operational servicing to maintain optimum operational performance of equipment.

4.4 Diagnose faults, malfunctions or problems with equipment and report in line with site procedures.

4.5 Clean and store equipment, attachments and other ancillary equipment.

4.6 Record and report feller buncher operation results in line with site procedures.