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Childer Wood Heavy Horses
Work Book for OCN accreditation of five day introductory course
Horse Logging; Level 2. Workbook and Record of Achievement.
This page gives a precis of the details of the topics covered and the information required to successfully complete the work book for OCNWMR accreditation and is for information only.
A full copy of the work book will be emailed to course students for completion upon booking.
Cover page, please fill in your personal information below
Your date of birth (This is required for OCN Registration )
This booklet is the required written work for the OCN progression unit. If you would like a certificate, you must complete this workbook and return it to the tutor.
Introduction and General Information.
They will then be assessed by the tutor, and if successful, a certificate will be sent to you by the Green Wood Centre. This may take a couple of months due to the processes involved.
LEARNING OUTCOMES; ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
The learner will/the learner can:
Understand how to prepare a horse for work. Participate in the preparation and care of a horse including grooming, feeding and identifying suitable rest periods.
Know the range of tools used for horse logging. Describe the tools and equipment used to enable timber handling and extraction to be carried out safely and effectively.
Know how to maintain horse logging tools. Undertake tool maintenance to include cleaning, sharpening and safe storage on and off site.
Understand the selection of routes. Participate in the selection of routes.
Observe health and safety. Describe the possible hazards and risks when carrying out operational tasks.
Understand customer services and marketing within horse logging. List reasons for using horses in forestry to fulfil forestry management requirements.
1. Know the equipment used in horse logging
1.1 Identify the necessary harness
1.2 Report on the condition of the harness:
1.3 Adjust to appropriate size and weight.
1.4 Ensure correct and comfortable fitting.
1.6 Locate the standard marks and report on the condition of the equipment.
2. Understand how to prepare a horse for work
4. Know how to maintain horse logging tools.
5. Understand the selection of routes
5.1 Participate in the selection of routes.
6. Observe health and safety
6.1 Describe possible hazards and risks when carrying out operational tasks.
7. Know different site layout requirements
7.1 Describe the requirements of different site layouts including:
8.1 Safely and effectively assist with the extraction of timber by ground skidding, shaft skidding and forwarding with the horse.
9. Understand the use of additional aids
9.1 Understand and explain the use of additional aids including:
10. Understand customer services and marketing within horse logging
10.1 List reasons for using horses in forestry to fulfil forestry management requirements
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