Describe and explain basic safety requirements in a forestry environment

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Describe and explain general safe working practices and procedures.
  • Explain commitment towards safety.
  • Explain preventative measures.

 

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Demonstrate knowledge of key elements of commercial forestry

This unit standard orientates commercial forestry labour to the key elements in commercial forestry so that they understand the work that they do and how it fits into the sector.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of commercial forestry research.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Silviculture in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of harvesting in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of timber processing in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fire protection in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of conservation in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the management function in commercial forestry.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of commercial forestry nurseries.

 

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Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand, and the concept: production

Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of supply and demand.
Demonstrate an understanding of the factors of production.
Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the factors of production on the South African Economy
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Debranch trees using an axe/hatchet

This unit is for people who debranch trees using an axe/hatchet.

People credited with this unit are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing efficiencies in debranching using an axe/hatchet.
  • Prepare for debranching.
  • Debranch trees to meet specifications.

 

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Contribute to the suppression of wildfires at basic fire-fighting level

This unit standard is for people actively involved in the suppression of wildfires. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Identify and explain basic characteristics of fire behavior to enable safe and effective fire suppression.
  • Extinguish wildfires using manual methods and procedures.
  • Communicate using verbal and hand signaled instructions.
  • Use of water hose equipment.
  • Conduct mop-up procedures.

 

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Clear plantation waste by burning

This unit standard is for people who clear plantation waste by burning. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Prepare for burning.
  • Burn waste.
  • Mop up.
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Extract timber to a landing using a grapple skidder in a production situation

This unit is for people who extract timber to a landing using a grapple skidder in a production situation. People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the grapple skidder.
  • Prepare and start-up the skidder for extraction.
  • Prepare for extraction.
  • Accumulate timber for extraction with the winch fitted on the grapple skidder.
  • Extract timber to a landing using a grapple skidder in a production situation.
  • Park, shut-down and maintain the skidder after use.
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Apply pesticides before or after planting

This unit standard is for people who apply pesticides either before or after planting.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of pests, pesticides, equipment and methods.
  • Prepare for pesticides application.
  • Apply pesticides.

 

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Apply herbicides to noxious weeds

This unit standard is for people who control weeds with herbicides.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:

  • Prepare for chemical weed control.
  • Apply chemical to weeds.
  • Practice safe working procedures when using agrochemicals.
  • Maintain equipment.

 

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Apply fertiliser before and after planting.

Demonstrate knowledge of fertiliser, equipment and methods.

Prepare for fertiliser application.

Apply fertiliser.

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