Conduct boom delimber operations

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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 boom delimber operations

1.1 Identify and follow WHS, environmental, legal and organisational requirements relevant to conducting boom delimber operations.

1.2 Review work order and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.3 Select equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.4 Plan boom delimber operations in line with site procedures and environmental and heritage concerns and to ensure minimal damage and recovery.

2. Operate equipment to delimb individual trees

2.1 Establish and maintain communication with relevant personnel.

2.2 Carry out pre-operational checks on equipment and attachments.

2.3 Position equipment for stable and safe access to felled trees and so loads are placed within rated load/reach capacity.

2.4 Coordinate tree supply with other site operations in line with site procedures.

2.5 Clamp, lift and process trees through delimber with minimal damage to surrounding trees.

2.6 Select and adjust processing techniques in response to unexpected characteristics, movement or condition of trees and to maintain efficient operations.

2.7 Place logs to allow clear access for extraction and separation for grade and size when possible.

2.8 Monitor movement and whereabouts of other personnel to ensure work site is safe.

2.9 Move equipment over pre-arranged routes with minimal damage to the environment.

3. Carry out machine operator maintenance

3.1 Equipment lock-out procedures are followed in line with WHS requirements and site procedures.

3.2 Conduct visual inspection of equipment to identify faults.

3.3 Diagnose and report faults, malfunctions or problems.

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

3.5 Clean and store equipment, attachments and other ancillary equipment are cleaned and stored.

3.6 Record and report boom delimber operation activities and maintenance in line with site procedures.