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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Manufacture bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117193  Manufacture bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
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 1  NQF Level 01  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 manufacture bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets ensuring they are manufactured according to the required Quality standards, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, quality, safety and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Conduct Pre Shift Checks
  • Draw, Cut and Machine Timber
  • Assemble Bulk Bin, Box and/or Pallet
  • Conduct Post Shift Safety Checks 

  • 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 ABET level 2;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the production processes in their workplace ;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment that can be described as the manufacture of bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets.
  • All the material that is handled and processed in this work area by the sample personnel.
  • All the organisation's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area.
  • All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have a bearing on the inspection and repair of bulk bins and/or pallets all the other activities in this work area.
  • The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 1 in the manufacture of bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets.
  • The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in the manufacture of bulk bins, boxes and/or pallets and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 1 to 3. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct Pre Shift Checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Working area is clean and safe for working as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workbench has all the specified tools, equipment and materials for production as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Components are neatly and safely stacked as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All personal protective equipment is worn in accordance with OSH regulations and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Ensure all tools and equipment are working to safety requirements and if a problem is detected the Foreman is notified as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Draw, Cut and Machine Timber. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Timber is drawn from stocks and quality check is carried out as per the production plan requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The jig is set as per production plan requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The timber is unbundled by cutting the straps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The cutting machine is operated as per work instructions and safe work procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The timber is cut to production plan and according to safe work procedures, visually checked for quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    If a problem is detected the Foreman is notified as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Assemble Bulk Bin, Box and/or Pallet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The jig is set up for assembly as per production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct components have been gathered for assembly as per the production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct tools and hardware are available for assembly as per production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The fixing equipment is available and loaded for assembly as per safe work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The timber is placed into position and assembled as per production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The finished product is checked to ensure that it meets the quality requirements of the production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    An understanding of stacking principles is demonstrated according to company requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct Post Shift Safety Checks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Clean working area at end of shift as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    iMachinery is cleaned and checked for next shift. 


    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:
  • Manufacture principles and practical application in a bulk bin, box and/or pallet manufacturing environment, in addition with knowledge of Safety/Environmental/Health issues. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in a production environment. 

    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:

    i. Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation;
    ii. While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace; and
    iii. Strictly according to the organisation's work place procedures.

    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 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 


    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. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    2. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    3. CRK Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    5. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    6. Imara Umbono Incorporated (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Longata Consultant 
    10. Mavco Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    11. Media Works 
    12. MGS Gcaba Contracting & Trading cc 
    13. Mwanga Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    14. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    15. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    16. Nteko Investments 
    17. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    20. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    21. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    22. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    23. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    24. 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.