Conduct loader operations

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
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 FWPHAR3218, 'Conduct loader operations'.
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. Plan loader operations

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

1.2 Select appropriate personal protective equipment and check for operational effectiveness.

1.3 Identify type, quantity and weight of material to be moved to determine lifting requirements and compliance with load plate.

1.4 Plan loader operations in line with work order and heritage concerns.

1.5 Check loader controls and functions, attachments, brakes and manoeuvrability to ensure operational effectiveness.

2. Operate loader to shift materials

2.1 Use equipment in line with organisational safety procedures, manufacturer’s instructions and environmental protection practices.

2.2 Select, attach and stabilise lifting gear in line with safe working load requirements and organisational safety procedures.

2.3 Secure load to ensure stability.

2.4 Operate loader to shift material with optimum efficiency; observe and respond to people and hazards present.

2.5 Use communication signals throughout shifting operations to notify nearby personnel of presence.

3. Load and unload logs.

3.1 Plan loading and unloading work to minimise equipment and log movement.

3.2 Position loader to enable access to logs within load reach and movement limits.

3.3 Complete a trial lift to ensure stability and make adjustments to loads.

3.4 Select and segregate logs by size and grade; transfer and place logs suitable for base and side of load.

3.5 Separate and roll or lift individual logs using appropriate equipment movement techniques.

3.6 Use lifting gear to bunch logs to optimise loaded movements.

3.7 Lift, turn and place loads to achieve optimum load shape using appropriate equipment movement techniques.

3.8 Support or compress logs to enable placement of slipper or chocks.

3.9 Reject or report logs that do not meet size and grade requirements.

4. Segregate and stack logs

4.1 Position log stacks in line with work order plan for landing layout.

4.2 Visually assess logs for size, length, species and grade and segregate accordingly.

4.3 Allow space for other operations and construct stacks to provide stability and minimise potential of slippage and falling of logs.

4.4 Maintain log stacks to meet stock level requirements.

4.5 Move logs to designated location for further processing.

5. Complete operator maintenance.

5.1 Safely park, shut down and prepare loader for maintenance.

5.2 Inspect loader for faults, remove and replace defective parts in line with manufacturer’s recommendations

5.3 Complete cleaning and programmed maintenance tasks for loader; dispose of waste materials in line with environmental protection practices.

5.4 Record and report process outcomes, equipment faults and maintenance requirements to appropriate personnel.