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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263679  Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
The Unit Standard will be useful for people who wish to complete at NQF Level 1 Learnership in Lumber Milling.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Understand the purpose and set up of green lumber crosscutting facilities.
  • Set-up and operate green lumber cross cutting/trimming equipment to prescribed standards and cut lumber to the required lengths and quality standards. 

  • 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:
  • Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 1 or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the detail of the Lumber Milling process, especially in the Wet Mill area.
  • Workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment which can be described as the Wet Mill of a lumber mill and specifically the green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All personnel involved in the activities of the Wet Mill.
  • All material handled and processed into and from the lumber trimming facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All prescribed routine set up, maintenance and lubrication procedures and schedules, tools and equipment used in green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities of the Wet Mill.
  • All the prescribed dimensions and quality specifications for trimmed green lumber products.
  • All prescribed product measuring and recording procedures, tools and standards.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner in setting up and operating the green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in the Wet Mill:

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF Level 1, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate a well developed range of skills and the ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to show the ability to operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine, make significant choices from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle significant responsibility for quantity and quality of the Learner's own output under general supervision, and possibly that of others.
  • The nature of the tasks performed, the scope of learning involved and the required responsibility levels, are consistent with those generally defined for NQF Level 1. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect all the prescribed setting up tools and equipment and cutting tools for the crosscutting green lumber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required tools and equipment and log cutting tools used for the crosscutting green lumber are gathered according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment and log cutting tools used for the crosscutting green lumber are inspected to check for damages according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Ancillary materials handling equipment is collected and inspected to confirm good working condition according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up the green lumber crosscutting equipment and install the required cutting tools, to prescribed standards, in the prescribed manner (Green lumber = board, flitch, slab). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Green lumber crosscutting equipment is safely set according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Green lumber crosscutting equipment set-up is explained according to worksite procedures 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required cutting tools are installed to prescribed standards, in the prescribed manner. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate the crosscutting equipment in the prescribed manner to produce lumber of the prescribed lengths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct personal protective clothing is worn for protection according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Crosscutting equipment is safely operated according to company's procedures according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Lumber of the prescribed lengths is cut according to industry standards according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Quality control measures are applied to ensure production of good quality products according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Carry out prescribed routine maintenance and lubrication of board crosscutting and ancillary handling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance of primary board crosscutting equipment is carried out according to the drawn schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lubrication is done on primary board crosscutting equipment according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required documentation is completed according to company' procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • The setting up of green lumber crosscutting/trimming equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards.
  • The operation of green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities as well as ancillary material handling equipment.
  • The maintaining product dimension and process through put standards.
  • The routine maintenance of green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities as well as ancillary materials handling equipment.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 1.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Evaluate the status of reported problems and report verbally or in writing to the relevant responsible person. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of the team in carrying out the prescribed production programme/work plan for the work area of the Wet Mill. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Assist in collecting and recording data collected by workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate health and safety requirements.
    Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with both responsible persons and workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Oversee workers in the care for tools and instruments.
    Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used for grading area of the Dry Mill. 

    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
    Elective  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  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 
    2. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    3. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    4. MPACT 
    5. Umbuso Training Services 
    6. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    7. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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