Operate yarder

Formats and tools

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
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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 FWPHAR3211, 'Operate yarder'.
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 yarder operations

1.1 Review work plan and clarify with appropriate personnel.

1.2 Identify type and quantity of logs to be hauled and assess for safe working conditions.

1.3 Plan yarder and cable operations in line with site procedures.

2. Set up yarder

2.1 Establish and maintain communication with other personnel to ensure safety.

2.2 Move yarder to the landing in line with the logging code of practice.

2.3 Position yarder is positioned on landing in line with planned system design and stable, level support base is ensured for outriggers.

2.4 Inspect tower or spar is rigged to suit system design and raised in line with manufacturer's recommendations and the logging code of practice.

2.5 Work with other personnel to tension lines with enough slack to facilitate yarder movements.

3. Inspect and maintain cable systems

3.1 Observe mechanical system components during normal operations, faults noted and corrective actions taken.

3.2 Routinely inspect system components and maintain, repair or replace in line with the logging code of practice.

3.3 Routinely inspected guylines and adjust tension to equalise load in line with the logging code of practice.

3.4 Lubricate blocks to maintain operational condition.

3.5 Diagnose repetitive damage and review and amend operational practices.

4. Haul logs

4.1 Carry out pre start-up checks are on equipment in line with site requirements.

4.2 Perform yarder operations only in response to breakout, landing signals or own transmitted signals.

4.3 Monitor, manage and control yarder mechanical systems are to maintain log alignment and satisfy safe operating limits.

4.4 Control tension is in running and standing lines to optimise the lift and deflection consistency with payload and rope capacities.

4.5 Anticipate hang ups and obstacles, halt haul and clear in cooperation with the rigging slinger.

4.6 Use haul speed, line swing and bridling to position logs on the landing and control payloads in cooperation with the chaser.

4.7 Return rigging to extraction point and position in line with signals from the rigging slinger.

4.8 Record and report yarding process and equipment faults to the appropriate personnel.