Select and saw logs in multi-species operations

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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 sawing and select logs

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 Select appropriate logs according to species and size or grade and billet to suit work order.

1.4 Reject, segregate or dispose of defective logs in line with organisational procedures and environmental protection practices.

2. Break down logs

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

2.2 Complete pre start-up checks to ensure operational effectiveness.

2.3 Use dogs to secure and align logs to saw and minimise damage.

2.4 Clear logs of foreign matter and feed into saw at feed rate in line with organisational safety procedures.

2.5 Plan, maintain and adjust sawing sequence to produce required quantity of flitches or cants and maximise feed rate.

2.6 Check and adjust break down process regularly to maintain desired quality and output, allowing for defects and changes in species.

2.7 Direct flitches or cants to designated area in line with work order.

2.8 Identify routine processing problems and resolve or report to appropriate personnel.

3. Complete operator maintenance

3.1 Follow organisational safety procedures to lock out equipment.

3.2 Check saw blades for bluntness or damage.

3.3 Remove and replace saw blades in line with manufacturer's recommendations.

3.4 Dispose of used blades in line with organisational procedures and environmental protection practices.

3.5 Complete basic non-specialist maintenance for equipment.

3.6 Keep machine clear of dust and debris in line with organisational safety procedures.

3.7 Record and report equipment faults and maintenance requirements to appropriate personnel.