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1262 Position and secure a cable-hauler

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Position and secure a cable-hauler

Level                             4

Credits                           15

Purpose       This unit standard is intended for people employed in a cable harvesting role
              in a commercial forestry operation.

              People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and explain the set-
              up of a cable-hauler to meet operational requirements; prepare site for hauler
              set-up; prepare and attach guylines to anchor a cable-hauler; and raise an
              integral tower on a cable logging machine.


Subfield                          Forestry

Domain                            Forest Harvesting Operations

Status                            Registered

Status date                       22 May 2008

Date version published            22 May 2008

Planned review date               31 December 2013

Entry information                 Prerequisites: Unit 1268, Prepare ropes, rigging, and
                                  equipment for cable harvesting operations; Unit 6920,
                                  Demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting; and Unit
                                  23411, Demonstrate basic chainsaw operation in a
                                  commercial forestry operation; or demonstrate
                                  equivalent knowledge and skills.

Accreditation                     Evaluation of documentation and visit by NZQA and
                                  industry.

Standard setting body (SSB)       Forest Industries Training and Education Council
                                  (FITEC)

Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP) reference                   0173
This AMAP can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

Special notes

1   This unit standard must be assessed against on-job.




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2     Best Practice Guide refers to the Best Practice Guidelines for Cable Logging
      published by FITEC and any subsequent amendments. Available from FITEC at
      http://www.fitec.org.nz, or FITEC, PO Box 137067, Parnell, Auckland.

3     Approved Code of Practice refers to the Approved Code of Practice for Safety and
      Health in Forest Operations published by the Occupational Safety and Health
      Service, (Wellington: Department of Labour, 1999) and any subsequent
      amendments. Available at http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/order/catalogue/301.shtml.

4     Definition
      Worksite policy and procedures includes instructions to staff on policy and
      procedures (including the application of legislation to work site situations) which are
      formally or informally documented. Examples are standard operating procedures,
      codes of practice, specifications, and worksite signage.

5     Operational plan is supplied by contractor in conjunction with Harvest Plan.

Elements and performance criteria
Element 1

Plan and explain the set-up of a cable-hauler to meet operational requirements.

Performance criteria

1.1        Resources and equipment needed are explained in accordance with operational
           requirements and the Approved Code of Practice.

           Range         machine system and capability, personnel.

1.2        The position of the cable-hauler is planned and explained in accordance with
           operational requirements and the Best Practice Guide.

           Range         landing layout, first drag, log chute, anchors.

1.3        Features of suitable guylines are described.

           Range         includes but is not limited to – length, guy rope extensions,
                         diameter, strength, auxiliary equipment, method of connection.

1.4        Features of suitable guyline anchors are described in accordance with the
           Approved Code of Practice and the Best Practice Guide.

           Range         availability, location, ground conditions, ‘earth/deadman’, tie
                         backs, twisters, multiple stump anchors, stump notching, stump
                         age, size and condition.

1.5        Guyline configuration and positioning of anchors is planned.

           Range         vertical angles, number per quadrant, hauling radius, anchor
                         availability.



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1.6        Method for stabilising machine and raising tower is explained.

1.7        Procedure to reposition the machine on the same landing is explained in
           accordance with the Best Practice Guide and manufacturer’s recommendations.

Element 2

Prepare site for hauler set-up.

Performance criteria

2.1        Initial site is selected on a prepared landing and machine positioned in
           accordance with the set-up plan and the Approved Code of Practice.

           Range        includes but is not limited to – haul direction, landing layout,
                        suitable log landing area, clearance over edge of landing, effect on
                        processing, machine stability.

2.2        Hazards associated with setting up and securing the spar or tower are
           identified, recorded, and communicated to those involved, in accordance with
           the Approved Code of Practice.

2.3        Location and spacing of guylines is explained for the machine being used in
           terms of anchor location, uniformity, number per quadrant, and vertical angle of
           guyrope.

2.4        Anchor points for guys are selected by marking or other identification.

           Range        stumps, provision for alternative anchors, allowing for subsequent
                        machine shifts.

Element 3

Prepare and attach guylines to anchor a cable-hauler.

Performance criteria

3.1        Anchors are prepared in accordance with operational requirements, the Best
           Practice Guide, and the Approved Code of Practice.

           Range        stumps, alternative anchors.

3.2        Stumps are notched in accordance with operational requirements and the Best
           Practice Guide.

3.3        Guylines are secured to extensions and anchors and tensioned in accordance
           with the Approved Code of Practice and the Best Practice Guide.




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Element 4

Raise an integral tower on a cable logging machine.

Performance criteria

4.1       Tower components are inspected and maintained prior to raising in accordance
          with the Best Practice Guide.

          Range         straw-line in sheaves, guyline blocks, sheaves, bearings,
                        shackles, safety strops, greased, loose bolts, hydraulic equipment,
                        locking devices, tower raising line.

4.2       Communication with workers involved is established and roles in operation
          clarified.

          Range         positioning to perform assigned duties, adequately instructed and
                        equipped, hazard awareness.

4.3       Anchors are preset in accordance with the Best Practice Guide.

4.4       Machine is levelled and stabilised prior to raising the tower.

          Range         includes but is not limited to – stabilising rams, ground conditions,
                        displacement pads, suitable chocks.

4.5       Tower is raised by directing crew members using hand or radio communication
          in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.

          Range         safety, other machines, allowing sufficient slack in ropes for the
                        raising process.

4.6       Guys and ropes are positioned and tensioned progressively in accordance with
          manufacturer's recommendations.

          Range         sequence, spooled evenly on drums, balanced.

4.7       Tower set-up is checked and adjusted prior to machine operation.

          Range         includes but is not limited to – locking pawls, machine security,
                        anchor security, guyline tension, fleet angle.

4.8       The main-rope is directed through the backline blocks in accordance with the
          Best Practice Guide.

4.9       Anchors and guy ropes are re-checked for stability and safety.

          Range         initial drags, system under production load.




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Please note

Providers must be accredited by NZQA, or an inter-institutional body with delegated
authority for quality assurance, before they can report credits from assessment against
unit standards or deliver courses of study leading to that assessment.

Industry Training Organisations must be accredited by NZQA before they can register
credits from assessment against unit standards.

Accredited providers and Industry Training Organisations assessing against unit standards
must engage with the moderation system that applies to those standards.

Accreditation requirements and an outline of the moderation system that applies to this
standard are outlined in the Accreditation and Moderation Action Plan (AMAP). The
AMAP also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations
wishing to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for
tutors and assessors, and special resource requirements.

Comments on this unit standard

Please contact the Forest Industries Training and Education Council (FITEC)
info@fitec.org.nz if you wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.




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