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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce sawn timber and board product components and products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117145  Produce sawn timber and board product components and products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02  16 
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 person credited with this unit standard is able to correctly and safely prepare a machine for the sawing of timber and board products. The person is also able to produce quality products that meet required standards. The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Selecting and preparing materials for sawing.
  • Preparing and setting machines to saw timber and board product components and products.
  • Machining materials to form sawn component or products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in basic numeracy and literacy equivalent to ABET Level 4. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to the National Certificate in Furniture Making, NQF level 1. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements may include but are not limited to:
  • Production information: drawings; cutting lists; routing sheets; verbal and written instructions
  • Materials: hardwood; softwood; composite board; components
  • Equipment: safety; sawing machines; tooling; dust extraction; templates and jigs
  • Dimension control aids: jigs; templates; tape measure; veneer callipers; square
  • Work practices: preparation of workstation; operation of sawing machinery; operation maintenance
  • Quality of materials: correct grade; dimensions
  • Machinery: with circular saw blades; with band saw blades
  • Remedial action: reporting and rectifying
  • Feed speeds: hand fed; mechanically fed
  • Dust extraction system: fixed ducting; portable unit
  • Off-cuts: re-usable; non-reusable
  • Hazards: potential and actual
  • Transportation: pallet; by hand; conveyor system
  • Planned interruptions: tea breaks; lunch breaks; toilet; training; setting up
  • Product quality checks: output against specifications; protection and storage of output; customer requirements
  • Relevant action: reporting; recording; rectifying
  • Production requirements: production rate; quality; materials; waste control; efficiency control
  • Documentation: location and quality control 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select and prepare materials for sawing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production information is checked for accuracy and sufficiency and any incorrect information is reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All necessary materials and equipment for the job are identified and accessed, and any non-availability is reported to the relevant person. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The quality and quantity of materials is checked and remedial action taken if there is non-conformity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The compatibility of materials with the machine to be used is accurately established and correct remedial action taken if there is non-conformity. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The operations are completed within the allowed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and equipment and the health and safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for machining of sawn timber and board product components and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Jigs, templates and other necessary dimension control aids are correct and fit for the purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Correct tooling for the job is fitted and secured correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Correct routine procedures for the sawing machine are carried out in accordance with all safety regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where necessary, assistants are in place prior to and during operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The operations are completed within the allowed time. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and equipment and the health and safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Machine materials to form sawn components or products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All health and safety requirements are adhered to, prior to switching on sawing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Sawing machinery is started and stopped correctly and safely. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Materials are cut at feed speeds suited to materials and machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of guards and relevant safety procedures and requirements are maintained throughout the operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The finished sawn products conform to required specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The operation is completed within the time allocated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Necessary documentation is accurately completed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery, equipment and safety of self and others. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA.

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A sound understanding of materials technology, type and specification

    A sound knowledge of machine function and use including:
  • Feed speeds, both hand fed and mechanically fed
  • Relevant dimension control aids
  • Tooling procedures
  • Use of lubricants
  • Machine operating systems
  • Machine faults

    A demonstrable ability to interpret instructions and specifications, including:
  • Cutting lists
  • Routing sheets
  • Drawings and specifications

    How to avoid damage to materials and machinery

    A sound understanding of Health and Safety requirements, including:
  • Understanding and use of personal protective equipment
  • Emergency stop procedures for machines
  • Dust extraction systems
  • Waste removal procedures

    A knowledge of transportation systems and resources location

    A broad understanding of quality and performance issues including:
  • Importance of quality and performance standards
  • Importance of punctuality
  • Importance of organised workstation
  • Types of interruptions which occur, and how to handle them
  • Importance of quality checks
  • Understanding of tolerances
  • Dealing with deviations to acceptable tolerances
  • Use and completing of documents 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when preparing for the machining and sawing of timber and board product components. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when machining materials to form sawn components or products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when machining components that they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    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  49091   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  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.
     
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    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.