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HORT426 – Sectional Felling

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Module code
HORT426
Module title
Sectional Felling
Prescription
To develop students ability to select and use equipment and techniques for sectional felling, including the use of rigging equipment, and undertake a pole rescue.
Programmes
  • SX1703
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
10
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
100
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Select equipment and techniques for sectional felling, and identify hazards
Use climbing equipment to ascend and descend clear trunked trees
Use sectional felling techniques that do not require the use of rigging equipment
Use sectional felling techniques that require the use of basic rigging equipment
Leave site clean and tidy in accordance with workplace procedures
Undertake a pole rescue above 10 metres in an arboriculture situation.
Content
-Sectional felling equipment; lowering lines, frictional devices, false crotches, whoopee slings, snatch blocks
-Hazard identification and management
-Climbing equipment; climbing spikes, lanyard, harness and climbing line
-Tree assessment for climbing
-Maintaining climbing equipment
-Ascending and descending 10m
-Codes of practice
-Strategies and procedures where rigging equipment not required; holding cuts, side scarfing, topping cuts, felling adjacent limbs, felling sections of limbs climber is on
-Tree section removal with no rigging equipment; holding cuts, blocking/chogging, side scarfing, topping cuts, felling adjacent limbs, felling section of limb climber is on
-Strategies and procedures where rigging equipment is required; position and securing false crotches, positioning and securing friction devices, tip tying, butt tying, cradling, single and multiple roping, pulling lines, freeing of felled material, hand winches and pulley systems
-Tree section removal with rigging equipment; false crotches, friction devices, tip tying, butt tying, cradling, single and multiple roping, pulling lines, hand winches, pulley systems
-Removing and disposing felled material
-Methods to remedy ground surface damage
-Strategies and procedures for pole rescue
-Pole rescue; using victim’s climbing equipment, using additional climbing equipment
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this module is mixed mode. Students must gain a minimum mark of 50% in the achievement-based assessments and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard to be eligible for a final grade for this module. The final grade will be based on the marks from the achievement-based assessment tasks.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will be face to face delivery including workshops, project based interactive tasks, with group sessions, tutorials, and creation of portfolios of evidence.

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