Harvest trees manually (intermediate)

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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. Determine harvesting requirements

1.1 Identify and comply with applicable work health and safety (WHS), environmental, legislative and organisational requirements relevant to harvesting trees

1.2 Identify and adhere to site environmental protection measures according to harvesting plan and relevant legislation and regulations

1.3 Review job requirements and check with appropriate personnel

1.4 Identify log extraction method and requirements

1.5 Identify requirements for product quality

1.6 Determine harvesting requirements, and plan tree felling sequence and general falling directions

1.7 Establish and maintain communication with others according to WHS requirements

2. Assess harvest site

2.1 Assess location and stability of harvest site for conditions likely to affect harvesting activities

2.2 Identify and assess environmental conditions according to harvest plan

2.3 Identify trees to be felled according to harvest plan

2.4 Assess factors affecting harvesting requirements and detect and control specific forest or site risks and hazards

3. Visually assess trees and plan felling

3.1 Assess factors affecting harvesting requirements and detect and control specific forest or site risks and hazards

3.2 Confirm tree is safe to fell

3.3 Check planned falling direction and propose deviation if required

3.4 Select cutting pattern to optimise time and manageable removal of sections

3.5 Plan sequence of cuts to fell tree according to standard felling procedures and log quality requirements

3.6 Assess limitations of own skills in safely felling trees, identify trees considered outside own skill level and seek assistance from appropriate personnel where required

3.7 Select suitable escape route and clear of growth and other obstacles according to environmental care principles and statutory requirements

3.8 Note and monitor location and activity of other personnel in the work area and modify activity where required

4. Prepare equipment

4.1 Select tools and equipment appropriate to work requirements and check for operational effectiveness according to manufacturer recommendations

4.2 Sharpen and adjust chainsaw or change components according to manufacturer recommendations

4.3 Sharpen and adjust chainsaw or change components according to manufacturer recommendations

5. Fell trees

5.1 Fell individual trees using selected cutting techniques according to WHS and job requirements

5.2 Adjust cutting technique in response to movement and condition of tree

5.3 Use planned escape route when tree starts to fall and monitor the fall and movement of tree on ground until determined stable

5.4 Delay movement back into the felling area until all tree material, including from adjacent tree crowns, has fallen

5.5 Identify and implement procedures for removal of trees that are hung-up

5.6 Fell trees to meet production levels, log extraction methods and site requirements

5.7 Dispose of waste materials in line with environmental and operational requirements

6. Maintain equipment

6.1 Inspect equipment on completion of harvesting activities

6.2 Identify damaged saws and cutting attachments for repair or replacement according to organisational requirements and manufacturer recommendations

6.3 Remove, clean, adjust or replace chain and other components according to manufacturer recommendations

6.4 Maintain tools and equipment according to WHS requirements and manufacturer recommendations