Apply tree jacking techniques

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Assessment Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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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 tree jacking

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

1.2 Identify type and quantity of trees to be tree jacked and assess activities for safety and environmental protection practices.

1.3 Select appropriate equipment and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

1.4 Plan tree jacking activities in line with workplace health and safety (WHS) procedures and work plan.

2. Assess and plan tree jacking

2.1 Assess environmental conditions and use outcomes to plan felling of each tree.

2.2 Monitor location and movement of other personnel and modify work to ensure safety.

2.3 Assess tree, location and stability for conditions likely to affect safety of tree jacking activities.

2.4 Visually assess tree for defects, grade and recovery status.

2.5 Select escape route, clear route and growth around tree manually or mechanically.

2.6 Assess fall direction and allowable degree of error, considering hang ups, damage, extraction constraints and available open space.

2.7 Plan cutting sequence to control direction of fall and minimise damage to tree and surrounding environment; communicate to others.

2.8 Mark trees too dangerous to fell safely and refer to appropriate personnel.

3. Tree jack trees

3.1 Complete equipment pre start-up checks.

3.2 Remove and clear leaders in line with tree jacking work plan.

3.3 Diagnose unexpected characteristics of tree and review plan.

3.4 Make jacking slots to provide for placement of tree jacks in line with planned falling direction.

3.5 Adjust cutting technique and use tree jacks to control movement and direction of tree being felled.

3.6 Complete felling and use planned safe exit route in line with safety procedures.

3.7 Monitor ground movement of tree; assess and clear trees that hang up.

3.8 Record and report tree jacking process and equipment faults to appropriate personnel.

4. Complete operator maintenance

4.1 Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.

4.2 Check chain for bluntness or damage.

4.3 Remove, sharpen, adjust and replace chain and other components in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

4.4 Assess and adjust chainsaw set-up to suit cutting conditions.

4.5 Maintain operational condition of chainsaw to meet standards prior to use.

4.6 Check and service tree jacks.