NZQA registered unit standard 1247 version 8 Page 1 of 4

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NZQA registered unit standard
1247 version 8
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Title
Thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste
Level
3
Purpose
Credits
10
This unit standard covers early thinning to waste operations
where the cull trees are generally of less than 200mm stump
diameter. It is intended for people employed in a thinning role in
a forestry operation.
People credited with this unit standard are able to: prepare to
thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste;
and thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to
waste, using a chainsaw.
Classification
Forestry > Forest Silvicultural Operations
Available grade
Achieved
Entry information
Critical health and
safety prerequisites
Unit 17763, Demonstrate knowledge of tree-felling; or
demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.
Explanatory notes
1
This unit standard must be assessed against on-job.
2
Sufficient trees must be thinned to demonstrate consistent, methodical, efficient, and
safe thinning.
3
Definitions
Accepted forestry industry practice refers to documented codes of practice and
standardised procedures accepted by the wider forestry industry as examples of best
practice.
Job prescription refers to any written instructions for the operation and may include
maps, harvest plans or cut plans.
Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1
Prepare to thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
1247 version 8
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Evidence requirements
1.1
Chainsaw and equipment are checked for suitability and safety in accordance
with accepted forestry industry practice.
Range
1.2
Job prescription requirements are identified and explained in terms of
operational requirements.
Range
1.3
includes – chainsaw safety features, chainsaw size, bar length,
protective clothing and footwear, fuel and oil containers, first aid,
high visibility clothing;
may include – road signs, fire extinguisher.
residual stocking, selection of cull trees, safety requirements,
hazards, boundaries, environmental.
Hazards are identified and managed to meet operational requirements in
accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.
Range
may include but is not limited to – chainsaw use, terrain, ground
conditions, falling trees, tree condition, other people, hang-ups,
weather, fumes.
1.4
The reason for on-going hazard identification is explained in accordance with
accepted forestry industry practice.
1.5
Factors that may change hazards or introduce new hazards are described in
accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.
Range
1.6
weather, terrain, hindrance.
The requirements for a minimum number of workers in a thin to waste operation
are explained in accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.
Outcome 2
Thin plantation trees, under 200mm stump diameter, to waste, using a chainsaw.
Evidence requirements
2.1
Cull trees are selected and assessed individually for hazards and felling
direction in accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.
Range
branching, surrounding hindrance, potential for hang-ups.
2.2
Vegetation is cleared around trees, trees are limbed to allow access, and
escape routes are prepared in accordance with accepted forestry industry
practice.
2.3
Cull trees are felled in accordance with accepted forestry industry practice.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
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1247 version 8
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The requirements of the operation are met in accordance with the job
prescription.
Range
stocking, spacing, trees cut from stump, environmental
requirements, damage to residual crop.
2.5
Hang-ups are brought down in accordance with the accepted forestry industry
practice.
2.6
Quality control is carried out on own work to ensure compliance with the job
prescription.
2.7
Work method and work pattern suit the needs of the particular operation in
accordance with accepted forestry industry practice, and meet job prescription
requirements.
Range
techniques, equipment, ergonomics, use of terrain and contour,
tree lean, wind, environmental requirements, other workers.
Planned review date
31 December 2020
Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration
1
28 January 1995
31 December 2012
Review
2
8 November 1996
31 December 2012
Revision
3
19 June 1998
31 December 2012
Review
4
5 December 2000
31 December 2012
Review
5
24 March 2003
31 December 2012
Review
6
22 May 2008
31 December 2012
Revision
7
16 July 2010
31 December 2016
Review
8
19 March 2015
N/A
Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference
0173
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.
Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
NZQA registered unit standard
1247 version 8
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Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR 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 Competenz [email protected] if you wish to suggest
changes to the content of this unit standard.
Competenz
SSB Code 101571
 New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016
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