Learner Guide with Unit Content, Assessment Tasks, Competency Records, Benchmark Answers and Assessment Mapping for FWPFGM3212 Fall trees manually (intermediate).
This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to assess, plan and safely carry out manual tree-felling operations using a chainsaw.
This unit covers the felling procedures for trees with a level of complexity that requires significant tree assessment and practical felling skills.
Persons competent in this unit should be able to effectively fell most trees except very large trees, and/or those with significant defects and/or characteristics that cause excessive complexity.
It applies to trees that have a diameter greater than the bar length of the chainsaw.
Trees typical to the scope of this unit may include the following characteristics:
- lean and weight distribution, which can be assessed and readily adapted to falling direction with the use of wedges and/or control with hinge-wood
- various dimensions relative to local forest size distribution
- limited visible damage or defect
- species prone to free splitting and adverse reactions during felling
- single or multi-stems
- diameter of tree greater than chainsaw bar length
- grown on terrain and slope that can add complexity to the operation
The unit applies to a non-production environment, including forest, rural and community environments.
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Qualifications that include this unit
- FWP30116 – Certificate III in Forest Growing and Management
- AHC30816 – Certificate III in Arboriculture
- AHC20516 – Certificate II in Arboriculture
- AHC20416 – Certificate II in Horticulture