Push trees with machines in forest fire control operations

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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
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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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
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Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver PUAFIR322, 'Push trees with machines in forest fire control operations'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria

ELEMENT

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA

1. Use and service machine

1.1 Machine is set up, maintained and serviced to ensure safe operation in forest environments and that it is free of soil and water borne disease and weeds, prior to and after use.

1.2 Effective communication is established with supervisor, team members and support vehicle/s.

1.3 Safe procedures are employed when using the machine to push trees.

1.4 Machine is parked safely and securely when not in operation.

1.5 Personal protective clothing and equipment are worn and used in accordance with agency requirements.

2. Plan to push tree

2.1 Tree is assessed for suitability for pushing.

2.2 Topographical and vegetation factors are considered.

2.3 Environmental, cultural and heritage factors are considered in relation to the area where tree/s may be pushed or fall.

2.4 Approval is sought and gained for tree/s to be pushed.

2.5 Hazards and safe clearances are established around the tree selected for pushing.

2.6 Escape routes are identified.

2.7 Support personnel are warned of tree to be pushed.

3. Push tree

3.1 Communication is maintained with ground crews during tree pushing operations

3.2 Ground is prepared for tree pushing.

3.3 Direction of fall is determined.

3.4 Tree is pushed applying safe tree pushing practices.

4. Undertake mop-up and rehabilitation activities

4.1 Tree and debris are cleared for access and mop-up work as required.

4.2 Area is made safe for personnel to enter.

4.3 Rehabilitation works are conducted to specified standards as required.