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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Fire kilns and chimneys 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117196  Fire kilns and chimneys 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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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 4  NQF Level 04  30 
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 standard is for people who initiate the kiln fire and maintain the fire throughout the burning cycle according to standard work procedures, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Prepare kiln and chimney
  • Control fire in kiln and chimney
  • Monitor sealing of kiln 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an NQF level 1;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing production process in their workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 2 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of the Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment that can be described as charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing.
  • All the personnel involved in all activities of charcoal and/or briquette manufacturer.
  • All the material that is handled and processed in this work area of charcoal and/or briquette manufacture.
  • All the company's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area of charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing.
  • All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have bearing on, charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing and all other activities in this work area.

    The context of the Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF level 4 in the activity of charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 4, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in charcoal and/or briquette manufacturing is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 4 to 6. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare kiln and chimney. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with OSH regulations and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ensure all tools and equipment are working to safety requirements and if a problem is detected the Foreman is notified as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The kiln and chimney are prepared by ensuring that the flammable material and steel rod are close at hand as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The flammable material is safely ignited with due care and attention as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Control fire in kiln. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Constant checks are carried out to ensure that the fire is burning evenly as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The portholes are used to check that the fire is burning evenly as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The rate of burning is constantly monitored and if required it is adjusted by closing the portholes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fire is regulated to ensure that a constant burn is achieved throughout the kiln as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor sealing of kiln. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Checks are carried out through the portholes to ensure that the fire is ready to be extinguished by plastering and sealing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Once the fire is ready to be extinguished then the Fireman gives the instruction for the kiln to be plastered and sealed as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Work area is cleaned and ready for the next production run as per work instructions 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, his immediate superior in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for his / her assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the
    relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer (FIETA ETQA) through formative and summative assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.

    The relevant NSB and SGB should be notified of any feedback related to this qualification.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable
  • The FIETA ETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Operate as an efficient unit in carrying out the productions plan/programme in the kiln site. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems he/she detects in the production process while performing his duties, to his/her immediate line manager. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work efficiently and safely as a motivated member of a team in the kiln site. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect and record data for his/her line manager, as and when requested, regarding the activities carried out in the kiln site.
  • Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and instruments utilized in the kiln site in an effective and efficient manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen, understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to his/her line manager. 

    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 
    The Outcomes that Learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation;
  • While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace; and
  • Strictly according to the organisation's work instructions

    Values

    The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and the Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  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.
     
    1. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    3. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    5. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Vicmat Consultants 



    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.