Design log landings and snig tracks

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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.
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
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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 landing and recovery requirements

1.1 Analyse workplace health and safety (WHS) and regulatory requirements, standards and codes of practice for the design, construction and operation of landings and snig tracks.

1.2 Obtain and assess information on logging methods, topography and environmental management considerations for site.

1.3 Identify landing location and construction requirements from harvest plan and inspect site to assess factors affecting operations.

1.4 Identify timeframe for use of site and likely weather conditions.

1.5 Calculate and document log extraction methods and storage requirements for landings, roads, tracks, equipment placement, falling and recovery rates and delivery schedules.

2. Design landing and snig tracks

2.1 Calculate specific landing site size and level to meet operational requirements, optimise construction time and minimise environmental damage.

2.2 Plan number and location of snig tracks to optimise track clearing and construction time, log handling capacity and minimise environmental damage.

2.3 Locate track and road entry points to landing in line with harvest plan, log handling procedures, vehicle and equipment access, turning and loading space requirements.

2.4 Design landing and track to provide for available equipment and access for construction.

2.5 Plan and document restoration of land on completion of operations.

2.6 Document landing design and track locations in line with regulation.

2.7 Record design and development process and report to appropriate personnel.

3. Coordinate landing and track development

3.1 Communicate landing and snig track design and construction plan to site personnel to enable preparation.

3.2 Develop operational procedures for tracks and landings with site personnel.

3.3 Provide technical assistance to site personnel for construction of landing and tracks.

3.4 Monitor construction of landing and tracks; review and modify design to account for unexpected ground, water, vegetation or other environmental conditions.