Plan and coordinate fire salvage operations

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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 FWPHAR4204, 'Plan and coordinate fire salvage 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. Prepare for salvage operations

1.1 Analyse workplace health and safety (WHS), environmental and regulatory requirements for fire salvage operations.

1.2 Check and review work order with appropriate personnel.

1.3 Contact local authority and obtain salvage approval.

1.4 Select appropriate equipment for work requirements and check for operational effectiveness in line with manufacturers recommendations.

2. Plan salvage operations

2.1 Determine location using map and grid references, obtain land ownings and establish boundaries

2.2 Investigate and report on topography including slope, elevation, contours and soil type

2.3 Assess environmental conditions and plan site preparation, access and operational activities.

2.4 Plan and instigate environmental protection practices for the landscape, soil and drainage.

2.5 Assess and report on extent of fire damage.

2.6 Estimate and report on commercial viability of tree harvest and extraction.

2.7 Produce and check a written plan for all fire salvage operations.

3. Coordinate salvage operations

3.1 Communicate plans for clearing, trimming and felling operations to harvesting personnel.

3.2 Direct track builders to form access in line with salvage plan.

3.3 Direct and monitor clearing of burnt scrub and dangerous limbs.

3.4 Monitor movement and whereabouts of personnel and modify work in line with WHS requirements.

3.5 Assess tree location and stability for conditions likely to affect safety of felling activities.

3.6 Direct fellers to fall designated trees in line with salvage plan and WHS requirements.

3.7 Monitor use of mechanical equipment to minimise carbon emissions.

3.8 Coordinate haulage of logs from site and ensure landscape is left in a safe and tidy condition to allow regeneration to occur.