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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate wrapping machine 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117246  Operate wrapping machine 
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 2  NQF Level 02  10 
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 operate the wrapping machine to packet the 10 boxes of matches into the wrapping paper, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Start the VAT machine.
  • Process the matchboxes into match packets.
  • Maintain supply line of matchboxes to VAT machine.
  • Check quality of product.
  • Shutdown the VAT machine. 

  • 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 and numerical skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an ABET level 4.
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the match manufacturing production process in their workplace.
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Either 16 or 24 movement.

    The scope of the Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment that can be described as match manufacturing.
  • All the personnel involved in all activities of match manufacturing.
  • All the material that is handled and processed in this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the company's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have bearing on, match 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 2 in the activity of match manufacturing.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 2, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in match manufacturing is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 2 to 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Start the VAT machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The glue pot and the applicators are assembled and fed into the machine as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Over-wrap is collected from cardboard conversion area as per product specification on production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glue pot is filled to of the glue applicator as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Over-wrap is loaded and fed into the VAT machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Vat feed conveyor is loaded with double rows of matchboxes from the VPO or storage cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Machine is cycled manually to produce 4 packets which are checked for defects (Range: tear off overwrap, barcode, registration, adhesion to boxes, 9 box packet, loose folds, open flaps, excessive glue, uneven wrap, tight packet and dirty overwrap). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Machine is started up as per working instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Process the match boxes into match packets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Constant feed pressure of matchboxes from the VPO is maintained as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    10 boxes are wrapped per packet as per production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tracking of the over-wrap is monitored to ensure that both flaps of the VAT packet are about equal size. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Glue level in the pot is monitored and topped if low as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Glue scraper is adjusted (forward or backwards) to maintain the correct glue application on the over-wrap. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reel guide roller is adjusted to ensure that no wobbling is created as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Paper guide plate is adjusted to ensure that the paper gripper is catching the paper. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Four completed packets are quality checked every 30 minutes as per quality requirements. (Range: tear off overwrap, barcode, registration, adhesion to boxes, 9 box packet, loose folds, open flaps, excessive glue, uneven wrap, tight packet and dirty overwrap). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Problems beyond operators' scope are referred to the Team Leader. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    Scrap packets are re-sorted immediately as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    The reel of overwrap is replaced as required with the correct products during product changes as per the production plan or replaced with a new reel when the reel is empty. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Reel cores are stacked neatly for re-use in the future. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Maintain supply line of match boxes to VAT machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The VAT feed conveyor is loaded with double rows of matchboxes either from the VPO or with reclaimed product or storage cases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A constant feed pressure into the VAT machine is maintained as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Reclaimed boxes are collected and fed to the VAT conveyor during machine stops. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The VAT conveyor is continuously fed with matchboxes from the storage cases in the event of the VPO stopping. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Check quality of product. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Brand of over-wrap used is checked to ensure compliance with quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glue is checked for cleanliness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Badly printed reels of over-wrap are rejected as per quality specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Damaged boxes and boxes with protruding matches are removed before they reach the VAT machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Tracking is corrected when necessary to ensure that both flaps of the VAT packet are equal in size as per quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Glue level is maintained at of the glue applicator. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Loose or open flaps, excessive glue and untidy packets are checked and corrective action is taken if non-compliance is found as per quality requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Shutdown the VAT machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The VAT machine is switched off as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glue pot and applicators are removed from the VAT machine as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The glue pot and applicators are disassembled and cleaned 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 
    A demonstrated understanding of:

    Match manufacturing principles and practical application in the match manufacturing environment, in addition with knowledge of Safety/Environmental/Health issues.
  • Quality - ISO awareness.
  • Safe work procedures.
  • Section 14.
  • Production processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, using critical and creative thinking in the match manufacturing area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively in a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and instruments utilized in his/her work area in an effective and efficient manner. 

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

    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.
  • 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 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  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    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. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    2. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    3. Longata Consultant 
    4. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    5. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    6. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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