Domain - Forest Harvesting Operations

Domain - Forest Harvesting Operations

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Level 3

Trim felled trees for extraction in a forest harvesting operation

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Version 9

1230 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a forest harvesting operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain health and safety requirements when trimming felled trees; demonstrate knowledge of trimming felled trees for extraction; and trim felled trees for extraction from the forest.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of helicopter logging
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

19761 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a commercial forestry helicopter logging operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to demonstrate knowledge of: factors affecting the productivity of helicopter logging operations; hazards associated with the extraction of logs by helicopter; and operational factors relating to the extraction of logs by helicopter.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out the functions of the poleman on a cable harvesting landing

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Version 7

22132 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed as a poleman in a cable harvesting operation. The poleman assists with productivity and safety around the cable yarder. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of risks associated with working on a cable harvesting landing as a poleman; unhook landed stems in the chute; monitor and inspect the condition of the carriage, wire ropes, rigging, and strops during unhooking, and replace, repair, or report as necessary; maintain the poleman''s equipment; and carry out poleman lineshift duties for the cable yarder.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting operations

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Version 10

6920 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain roles of personnel in a cable harvesting operation; demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting equipment and systems; demonstrate knowledge of rigging used in cable harvesting; and demonstrate knowledge of communication requirements for cable harvesting operations.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Level 4

Position, secure and raise an integral tower on a cable yarder

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Version 10

1262 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in cable harvesting roles in a commercial forestry operation and required to set up a cable yarder to meet a forest harvesting plan. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and explain the set-up of a cable yarder to meet worksite requirements; prepare site for cable yarder set-up; prepare and attach guylines to anchor a cable yarder; and raise an integral tower on a cable yarder.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting systems
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6

1267 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the differences between cable logging systems; describe cable harvesting machines; identify items of rigging used in cable harvesting; describe and identify cable hauler systems; and identify sources of information on cable harvesting.

Standard-setting body:

Te P?kenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology

Prepare wire ropes, rigging, and equipment for cable harvesting operations

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Version 9

1268 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a cable harvesting operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain terms associated with wire ropes, rigging, and equipment on cable yarders; demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting blocks; demonstrate knowledge of wire ropes and their applications and use in cable harvesting operations; demonstrate knowledge of rigging for cable harvesting operations; check and prepare wire ropes, rigging, and equipment for use in cable harvesting operations and explain the procedures for replacing wire ropes on a cable yarder.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan, prepare for, and carry out line shifts in a cable harvesting operation

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Version 9

1269 Unit Standard 12 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a cable harvesting operation who are responsible for all line shifts. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the factors to be considered when planning and carrying out a line shift in a cable harvesting operation; identify risks associated with establishing a first yarding line, and subsequent line shifts; and explain their management.; plan a line shift; prepare tail-hold stumps and pre-set a line shift; carry out a line shift; and evaluate the effectiveness of a line shift.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan and rig an elevated support system for a cable harvesting operation

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Version 6

17764 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people involved in a cable yarder operation who are responsible for planning and rigging elevated support systems. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the use of elevated support systems for cable harvesting operations; plan the rigging of an elevated support system; rig an elevated support system; and demonstrate knowledge of an elevated support system rescue.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Carry out line shifts in a cable harvesting operation using mobile tail-holds

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Version 6

17771 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a cable harvesting operation who are responsible for carrying out line shifts using a mobile tail-hold. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of requirements for the use of mobile tail-holds in a cable harvesting operation; demonstrate knowledge of risks associated with using tail-holds machines in cable harvesting operations; carry out line shifts using mobile tail-holds in a cable harvesting operation; and carry out general tail-hold machine operator responsibilities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Prepare logs for extraction by helicopter
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

19762 Unit Standard 6 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a commercial forestry helicopter logging operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to fell selected trees and prepare logs for extraction by helicopter; and prepare log turns for extraction by helicopter.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Measure, mark, and record log details for helicopter extraction
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

19763 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a forestry helicopter logging operation People credited with this unit standard are able to: measure tree stems and calculate best log combination for helicopter lifting capacity; and record log details and location on log marking sheet and log tag.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Plan and manage a cable yarder down-tower operation and plan the relocation of a cable yarder

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Version 5

24578 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a cable yarder harvesting operation who are responsible for relocating the cable yarder to another cable yarder harvesting worksite. These people are also responsible for ensuring compliance with roading regulations. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and manage a cable yarder down-tower operation, inspect tower components, and plan the relocation of the cable yarder to another cable harvesting worksite.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Position, secure, and plan the relocation of a swing yarder

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Version 6

27633 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in swing yarder harvesting roles in a commercial forestry operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and explain the set-up of a swing yarder to meet worksite requirements; prepare site for swing yarder set-up; prepare and attach guylines to anchor a swing yarder; raise the A-frame and boom on a swing yarder; plan and manage an A-frame and boom lowering operation; and plan the relocation of the swing yarder to another cable harvesting worksite.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting equipment and systems

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Version 4

27634 Unit Standard 5 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed as the head breaker-out, cable harvesting machine operators, or crew supervisors in a cable harvesting operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of cable harvesting systems; describe cable yarders used in cable harvesting operations; compare cable harvesting systems; and demonstrate knowledge of rigging systems for a selected cable yarding machine operating on an existing worksite.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Extract stems using a swing yarder

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Version 4

27636 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in swing yarder operator roles in a cable harvesting operation. These people are responsible for extracting stems and ensuring the safety of any personnel working in close proximity to the swing yarder. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for swing yarder operations; prepare a swing yarder for operation; start up and shut down a swing yarder; demonstrate knowledge of swing yarder machine capabilities; operate a swing yarder to extract stems; and carry out general swing yarder operator responsibilities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Position, secure and extract stems using a mobile cable yarder

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Version 2

32178 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed as mobile cable yarder operators in a harvesting operation. Mobile cable yarder operators are responsible for extracting stems and ensuring the safety of any personnel working in close proximity to the mobile cable yarder. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan and explain the set-up of a mobile cable yarder, identify and manage risks specific to mobile cable yarder operations, prepare a mobile cable yarder for operation, start up and shut down a mobile cable yarder, demonstrate knowledge of a mobile cable yarder and its capabilities, operate a mobile cable yarder to extract stems and carry out general mobile cable yarder operator responsibilities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Extract stems using a cable yarder

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Version 9

6921 Unit Standard 18 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed as cable yarder operators in a cable harvesting operation. Cable yarder operators are responsible for extracting stems and ensuring the safety of any personnel working in close proximity to the cable yarder. People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare for cable yarder operations; prepare a cable yarder for operation; start up and shut down a cable yarder; demonstrate knowledge of cable yarder capabilities; operate a cable yarder to extract stems; and carry out general cable yarder operator responsibilities.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Operate a loader in a forestry production situation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 5

6933 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: operate a loader to fleet, sort, and stack logs, and/or to load a logging truck, to meet job prescription; and meet operational production requirements for operating a log loader.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Forest Industries Training and Education Council (FITEC)

Level 5

Manage a cable harvesting operation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 6 This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 26799.

1266 Unit Standard 15 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for crew owners or crew foremen managing cable harvesting in a commercial forestry operation. They are responsible for any personnel involved in the operation and any person entering the worksite. Personnel directly involved in the operation may include machine operators, breaker outs, tree fallers, skid workers, and log makers. People entering the worksite may include supervisors, trainers, health and safety workers, and service providers. People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain organisational requirements for cable harvesting; plan a cable harvesting operation; select and explain cable hauling systems to meet operational requirements; manage a cable harvesting operation; and maintain a hauler log book.

Standard-setting body:

Competenz - Forest Industries Training and Education Council (FITEC)

Inspect forest cable yarder and associated components

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Version 5

19722 Unit Standard 20 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of forestry health and safety requirements and cable yarder operations; prepare for cable hauler/yarder inspection; inspect cable hauler/yarder tower and associated components; and report the results of the cable hauler/yarder inspection. This unit standard is designed for Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng) and experienced mechanical trades people who are required to carry out visual inspections and report on the condition of cable hauler tower structures and associated components.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Manage a helicopter forest harvesting operation
This standard has expired and is no longer available.

Version 4

19764 Unit Standard 10 Credits

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This unit standard is intended for people employed in a commercial forestry helicopter logging operation. People credited with this unit standard are able to: plan a helicopter forest harvesting operation; organise resources and equipment for a helicopter forest harvesting operation; establish working areas for extraction of logs by helicopter; and manage a helicopter forest harvesting operation.

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Demonstrate knowledge of forest harvesting operations

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Version 4 This unit standard replaced unit standard 1140.

25754 Unit Standard 8 Credits

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People credited with this unit standard are able to: explain the objectives of forest harvesting operations; describe the main forest harvesting systems in New Zealand; describe the processes used in common ground-based harvesting systems; describe common cable harvesting systems; explain tree felling operations; explain extraction operations in forestry; explain forest landing operations; and describe post-harvest rehabilitation in forestry.

Consent & Moderation Requirements:

CMR 173 Word PDF

Standard-setting body:

Muka Tangata - People, Food and Fibre Workforce Development Council

Data as at 13 June 2024