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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Monitor drying and polishing process 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117262  Monitor drying and polishing process 
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 monitor the drying and polishing process, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Set up to paint skillets
  • Fill and assemble ignition paint
  • Inspect printed skillets
  • Feed the skillets into the magazine and paint skillets
  • Inspect painted skillet
  • Pack completed skillets into a carton
  • Remove the ignition paint trough and components clean, and shut down machine 

  • 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 and numerical skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an ABET level 4;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the match manufacturing production process in their workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Pine and poplar splints

    The scope of the Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment that can be described as match manufacturing.
  • All the personnel involved in all activities of match manufacturing.
  • All the material that is handled and processed in this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the company's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have bearing on, match manufacturing and all other activities in this work area.
  • "Polishing drum" refers to one big drum (for polishing splints) with two smaller drums in it. These are two polishing drums i.e. number 1 and number 2.
  • When the machine is turned to pine, the splints follow a different route after being dried (e.g. they are polished using polishing drum number 2)
  • Pine and poplar splints should not be mixed.
  • "Reversing the start up procedure" refers to:
    > Beginning with the last machine component that was started (i.e. the hopper conveyors and the rake conveyors) and move up to the last action i.e. steam valve.
    > Stopping all the parts that were started and closing everything that was opened.

    The context of the Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF level 1 in the activity of match manufacturing.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in match manufacturing is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 1 to 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Conduct Pre-Start Up and Start Up Procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The dust deflector plates in the polishing drum are checked to ensure that they are in place and that the doors are closed as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The polishing wax dispenser is checked to ensure that it is loaded with wax as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The polisher is checked and loaded if required as work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Steam pressure level at dryer is checked and if out of speed the machine is not started as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Machine is started as per working instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Dry splints. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The rake conveyors and hopper conveyors are started when the hopper is or more full. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hopper is run empty if there is going to be a product change over as per production plan. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Chopper Operators are given a signal to start chopping if the hopper is not full. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The Chopper Operators are given a signal to stop chopping if the hopper is full or not operational. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The mattress is stopped if the drying temperature drops below the specified temp as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The hopper conveyor is stopped if the level of splints in the hopper drops below of the hopper. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Any mattress jams are removed and the machine is reset and started as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The wax slab in the dispenser is checked continuously to see if the wax is being cut as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The finished wax slab in the dispenser is replaced with a new one. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The conveyors and other machine parts that were started are checked continuously to see if they are working as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 11 
    Dry splints are tested for moisture content as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 12 
    Dried and polished splints are levelled in the splints bin. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 13 
    The mattress and the hopper conveyor are stopped when the splints moisture content is out of specification. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Clean and shut down the work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The piles of splints on the floor next to the polishing drum are recycled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Splints dust is removed from the dust extractor area as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The steam trap sight glasses are cleaned every morning. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The sludge from under each dewaterer is removed as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dewaterer's wire meshes are cleaned when blocked as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The dust is discarded as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The machine is shut down as per work instructions. 


    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:

    Match manufacturing principles and practical application in the match manufacturing environment, in addition with knowledge of Safety/Environmental/Health issues.
  • ISO - Quality Awareness
  • Health and Safety (Section 14)
  • SABS ISO 9002 QUALITY SYSTEM (Work instructions)
  • Production process (Customer - Supplier relationship) 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, using critical and creative thinking in the match manufacturing area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively in a team, group, organisation or community. 

    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. 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    A Learner who wishes to enter a learning programme for this Unit Standard must be able to demonstrate:
  • Competency in communication and numerical skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an ABET level 4;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the match manufacturing production process in their workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements.

    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
    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. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    22. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    23. Vicmat Consultants 



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