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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform manual handling in a wood products plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117228  Perform manual handling in a wood products plant 
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 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 can perform the manual handling tasks in their specific
workplace in the relevant wood products environment as per work instructions, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, and the environment. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Locate, identify and assemble the material, equipment, tools and instruments that have to be manually handled.
  • Pick up (lift) the load for movement to designated point of delivery.
  • Move/carry the load to designated point of delivery.
  • Deposit (put down) load at designated point of delivery.
  • Explain and carry out the safety and health measures in the relevant work area.
  • Explain and apply the environmental management aspects in the relevant work area. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in communication and mathematical Literacy at ABET 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    (Choose from one of the following:) Wood Preservation, Tannin Extraction, Trusses, Charcoal Manufacture, Match Manufacture, Bulk Bin, Box and Pallet Repair and Manufacture, Veneer and Plywood, Fibreboard and Chipboard.

    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment which covers the relevant workplace with all its equipment, tools and instruments.
  • The spread of raw material and products produced by the operation.
  • The general work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to this workplace.
  • Manual handling aids and equipment.
  • All potential relevant ergonomic principles.
  • All the personnel involved in this workplace.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF level 1 in a wood products operation.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in the various Wood Product activities and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 1 to 3. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Locate, identify and assemble the material, equipment, tools and instruments that have to be manually handled. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner performs the task as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The items to be manually handled are correctly located, identified and assembled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    This task is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Pick up (lift) the load for movement to designated point of delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner performs the task as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The item/s to be manually handled are picked up/lifted as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    This task is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Move/carry the load to designated point of delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of manually moving/transporting item/s to a designated point of delivery is performed in a manner that proves that the learner knows and understands the relevant ergonomic principles involved in this process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner performs the task as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The relevant item/s is/are manually moved/transported to the designated point of delivery employing the prescribed ergonomic principles and work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    This task is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Deposit (put down) load at designated point of delivery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedures followed in the manually depositing/putting down a load proves that the learner knows and understands the ergonomic principles involved in the process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner performs this task as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prescribed ergonomic principles are employed in the depositing/putting down of the load as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    This task is performed within the prescribed time limits. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain and carry out the safety and health measures in the relevant work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The health and safety measures pertaining to this work area are correctly explained and carried out as prescribed by the safety work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The learner demonstrates the required level of knowledge of these measures and the prescribed level of skill in performing them. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applicable safety and health measures are correctly explained and performed in the prescribed manner at the correct level of responsibility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Explain and apply the environmental management aspects in the relevant work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The industry's environmental management principles are explained correctly as described in the safety work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the application of these principles are explained at the level prescribed for his/her level in the relevant work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The environmental management principles relevant to this work area are correctly applied during the work process, while working as an efficient member of a productive team or unit. 


    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:
  • The principles and procedures to correctly perform the manual handling activities in the relevant workplace in the relevant wood products plant.
  • Understanding of the work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental protection procedures pertaining to the relevant workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems detected in the production process to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in this work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Deliver, collect, clean and store tools and instruments utilized in the relevant workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s in this work area. 

    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 
    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 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 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
    Core  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. Ngaphakathi Investments 
    16. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Nteko Investments 
    18. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    20. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    21. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    22. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    23. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    24. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    25. Vicmat Consultants 



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