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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of cable yarder extraction 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117078  Demonstrate knowledge of cable yarder extraction 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Forestry and Wood Technology 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit is for people who manage or operate a cable yarder in extraction operations. People credited with this unit are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cable yarder extraction systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing efficiencies in cable yarder extraction. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of cable yarder extraction systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Terminology for a typical cable yarder operation is explained according to the Handbook section 1.1 and 1.2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of carriages and their applications are explained according to the Handbook section 2. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Types of slopes are identified according to the Handbook, figure 13. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Different cable yarding configurations and their applications are explained according to the Handbook section 3. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing efficiencies in cable yarder extraction. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implications of unplanned cable yarder extraction and lack of controls are explained in terms of cost, safety, operational efficiency, and physical environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the different members as part of the harvesting team is explained in terms of complying with safety standards and to optimise production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors influencing extraction productivity and product quality are stated in terms of section 4.3 of the Guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Factors influencing cable yarding operations are stated in terms of section 4.3.6 of the Guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Factors influencing the extraction direction are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Felling direction and layout, presentation of timber, landing location, terrain (slope, ground roughness and ground conditions), environmental considerations, equipment to be used.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Effects of over and under production in cable yarder extraction are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects on subsequent operations, quality, team work, safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Reasons for planning each extraction route are explain. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effective machine application, balance wood flow to and from landing, maintain production, minimise hazards, maximise personnel effectiveness, minimise environmental impacts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The importance of pre-operational checks and post operational maintenance is explained in terms of prolonging machine life, maximising productivity, minimising cost, enhancing safety and minimising down-time. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Providers of learning and assessors must be accredited in terms of the requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority.

    Moderation: The moderation requirements of the Forest Industries Education and Training Authority must be met. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Names and functions of:
  • Different cable yarding configurations
  • Different types of carriages
  • Different types of slopes

    Attributes, descriptions, characteristics and properties of:
  • Types of slopes

    Sensory cues:
  • What I see, feel and hear during the process

    Purpose of:
  • Different cable yarding configurations and types of carriages
  • Team members
  • Planning extraction routes
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Post-operational maintenance

    Regulations, legislation, agreements, policies, standards:
  • Standard operating procedures: "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" (FESA)
  • South African Cable Yarding Safety and Operating Handbook - Second edition,
  • Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) legislation

    Theory: rules, principles, laws:
  • Implications of unplanned cable yarder extraction and lack of controls
  • Factors influencing extraction productivity and product quality and cable yarding operations
  • Effects of over and under production

    Relationships, systems:
  • Pre-operational checks and post operational maintenance in relation to prolonging machine life, maximising productivity, minimising cost, enhancing safety and minimising down-time. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems
  • Relating to cable yarding extraction 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • When interacting with team members and colleagues to comply with safety standards and to optimise production. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage myself and my activities
  • When gathering information to demonstrate an understanding of cable yarding extraction
  • When managing resources and my time 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively
  • When completing and processing check sheets
  • When performing daily maintenance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically
  • When using special tools and equipment to do maintenance 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • When I can explain and justify my actions and procedures followed during the operational requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48988   National Certificate: Forestry: Timber Harvesting  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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    3. Coalition Trading 1238 cc 
    4. College of Machine Operators 
    5. Cradle Stars Trading Enterprise (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Creative Minds Skills Development and Training 
    7. Ehlanzeni TVET College 
    8. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    9. Kwamahlati Training Services cc 
    10. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    11. Lottenburg Edu-Farm 
    12. MHLAMBANYATHI GROUP PTY ( LTD) 
    13. NEW AFRICA SKILLS DEVELOPMENT 
    14. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Platorand Training Centre 
    16. South African Forestry Training College 
    17. Sunrise Skills Training 
    18. Tiriso Investments 
    19. Umbuso Training Services 
    20. Vicmat Consultants 
    21. VPK BUSINESS VENTURE C C 
    22. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.