The Fallers stop saw engines, pull cutting bars from cuts, and run to safety as tree falls. The Fallers must appraise trees for certain characteristics, such as twist, rot, and heavy limb growth, and gauge amount and direction of lean, in order to determine how to control the direction of a tree’s fall with the least damage. The Faller must saw back-cuts, leaving sufficient sound wood to control direction of fall. The Fallers must also clear brush from work areas and escape routes, and cut saplings and other trees from direction of falls, using axes, chainsaws, or bulldozers. The Fallers measure felled trees and cut them into specified log lengths, using chain saws and axes. The Fallers assess logs after cutting to ensure that the quality and length are correct. The Faller determines position, direction, and depth of cuts to be made, and placement of wedges or jacks. The Faller control’s the direction of a tree’s fall by scoring cutting lines with axes, sawing undercuts along scored lines with chainsaws, knocking slabs from cuts with single-bit axes, and driving wedges. The Faller trims off the tops and limbs of trees, using chainsaws, delimbers, or axe. The Faller is the one who selects trees to be cut down, assessing factors such as site, terrain, and weather conditions before beginning work.
The Faller performs physical activities that require considerable use of arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as cling, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. The Faller uses either control mechanisms or directs physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles. The Faller must use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. The Faller identifies information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. The Faller runs, maneuvers, navigates or drives vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. The Faller monitors and reviews all information pertaining to the cutting of the tree’s that he has been assigned. The Faller inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. The Faller services, repairs, adjust, and tests machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical not electronic principles. The Faller observes, receives, and otherwise obtains information from all relevant sources. The Faller assesses the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
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