SAQA 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.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263721  Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
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 standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the sub-field of Forestry and/or wood technology who must be able to operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Assemble all the tools and equipment required to set up and operate the debarking facility in the prescribed manner.
  • Set up and test the debarking facility according to industry standards.
  • Operate the debarking facility in the prescribed manner to prescribed standards.
  • Control the quantity and quality of debarked logs processed through the debarker(s).
  • Complete routine maintenance and lubrication schedules of the debarking facility. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assemble all the tools and equipment required to set up and operate the debarking facility in the prescribed manner. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cutting tools:
  • Hand tools, alignment tools, setting tools and equipment. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The required tools and equipment used for operate the debarking facility are gathered according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment used to operate the debarking facility are inspected 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 and test the debarking facility according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Debarking equipments are checked to identify damages according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Equipment is repaired to insure good working condition according to worksite procedures.. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Damaged parts are replaced according to company operative procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate the debarking facility in the prescribed manner to prescribed standards. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Log infeed, debarker unit, log outfeed, waste removal facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Requirements for the debarking facility are described according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operation of the debarking facility ensures correctly debarked logs according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The debarking facility is operated in line with operative company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control the quantity and quality of debarked logs processed through the debarker(s). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Constant throughput of correctly debarked logs is demonstrated according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The debarking operation is controlled according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete routine maintenance and lubrication schedules of the debarking facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hand tools, lubrication and cleaning materials, equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Routine maintenance of the debarking facility is conducted in line with operative company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lubrication of the debarking facility is conducted in line with operative company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance reports are done and processed in line with operative company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Maintenance reports are processed in line with maintenance schedules. 


    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 tools, equipment and procedures required to set up, align and test a debarking facility to prescribed standards.
  • The procedures required to operate a debarking facility to prescribed standards.
  • The maintenance of product output and quality in the debarking facility.
  • The routine maintenance and lubrication of the debarking facility.
  • The measurement and recording of logs processed by the debarking facility competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    3. 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.