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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Cut poplar and pine logs into billets 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117268  Cut poplar and pine logs into billets 
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 
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 cut pine and poplar logs into billets, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Start the sawing machine
  • Feed one log at a time into the saw
  • Cut the logs into billets
  • Shut down the sawing machine
  • Clean Work Area 

  • 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 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 
    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.

    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 
    Start the sawing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main switch and control lock out switch is turned on. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The emergency switch is disengaged as per work instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The various machine components are started and checked to ensure that all the components are working as per work instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Billet out-feed conveyor, sawdust fan, saw out-feed conveyor, conveyors, saw feed conveyor, saw clamps, top billet clamps, billet pusher, in-feed conveyors
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The debarker conveyor indicator lights are lit to check if they are in working order. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The beam is activated and the saw is checked whether it moves forward and backward. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Beam speed is checked for both small and large diameter logs as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Feed one log at a time into the saw. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The debarker operator is given a signal to supply logs when they are needed as per production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The log is fed from the tipping conveyor to the saw in-feed conveyor. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The logs that did not land correctly on the saw in-feed conveyor are aligned with the conveyor as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The log is clamped using the side clamps. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The logs whose length is less than 50cm is clamped with the top clamp. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Cut the logs into billets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The log is cut into billets as per company specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Logs that are less than 25cm in diameter are cut while the saw beam is set for small billets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Logs that are more than 25cm in diameter are cut while the saw beam is set for big billets. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Cut billets are pushed to the saw take-off conveyor for further processing 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Pine or poplar
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Off cuts are pushed onto the waste conveyor as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Shut down the sawing machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All the conveyors are stopped as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The saw is stopped as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The saw beam is fully retracted as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The two side clamps and the top clamp are fully retracted as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The machine is switched off as per working instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The number of billets cut are recorded on the process control sheet and reset to zero as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Clean Work Area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Barks and billet off cuts are removed from the cutting area and disposed of in the waste conveyor as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Barks and billet off cuts around and under the cutting area are removed and disposed of in the waste conveyor 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
  • S.A.B.S. ISO 9002 Quality System (Work Instructions)
  • Health and Safety (Section 14)
  • Production Processes (customer-supplier relationship) 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    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. 

    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:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation;
  • While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace; and
  • Strictly according to the organisation's work instructions

    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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