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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Assist with the setting up and operation of the log yard of a wood preservation plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117281  Assist with the setting up and operation of the log yard of a wood preservation 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 2  NQF Level 02  15 
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 follow procedures to assist with setting up and operating log yard of a wood preservation plant, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Assist with offloading logs onto the log receiving deck/offloading deck
  • Assist with sorting logs and storing equipment
  • Aid with the setting up and operating the debarking facility
  • Assist with conditioning process of sorted debarked logs
  • Aid with the feeding of sorted debarked logs to the Peeler receiving deck
  • Assist in keeping records of logs received at and processed at the Peeler (log tallying) 

  • 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 mathematical and communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at NQF Level 1;
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the wood preservation environment's process and procedures of the relevant workplace;
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements.
  • Environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment, which can be described as the log yard, conditioning and peeling area of a Wood Preservation Plant.
  • All personnel involved in all the activities of this work area, i.e. the log yard, conditioning and peeling.
  • All material that is handled and processed in the relevant work areas of the log yard, conditioning and peeling. (Raw, processed, reject, waste)
  • All the relevant work procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the log yard, conditioning and peeling.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to training a Learner at NQF Level 2 in the setting up and operating activities relevant to the log yard, conditioning and peeling of a Wood Preservation Plant.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 2, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a Wood Preservation environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 2 to 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assist with offloading logs onto the log receiving deck/offloading deck 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logs are unloaded correctly onto the log receiving deck according to the prescribed procedures in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner demonstrates the correct use of prescribed log unloading procedures and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the correct procedures for unloading logs. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Assist with sorting logs and storing equipment 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The logs are correctly sorted and stored according to prescribed procedures and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner demonstrates the correct use of prescribed sorting and storage procedures and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the correct procedures for sorting logs and storing them. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Aid with the setting up and operating of the debarking facility 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logs are correctly debarked using the debarking facilities as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner is able to demonstrate the correct procedures for setting up and operating the debarking facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration is correct and proves that the Learner knows and understands the procedures for setting up and operating the debarking facilities. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Assist with conditioning process of sorted debarked logs 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logs are correctly conditioned using the conditioning facilities as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner demonstrates the correct use of prescribed techniques and procedures for conditioning sorted, debarked logs as detailed in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the correct techniques and procedures for the conditioning of debarked logs as per the work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Aid with the feeding of sorted debarked logs to the Peeler receiving deck 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logs are fed to the Peeler receiving deck according to work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner demonstrates the correct use of prescribed techniques and procedures for feeding sorted, debarked logs to the Peeler receiving deck as detailed in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the correct techniques and procedures for feeding of sorted, debarked logs to the Peeler receiving deck. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Assist in keeping records of logs received at and processed at the Peeler (log tallying) 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logs are correctly recorded as they are received at the Peeler as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the prescribed methods of recording logs received at the Peeler. 


    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 purpose of the log yard, conditioning and peeling and the sequence of it's activities;
  • The basic operation of the equipment used in the log yard, conditioning and peeling;
  • The concept of log quality and the factors determining this;
  • Setting up and managing the operation of the log yard, conditioning and peeling of the Wood Preservation Plant;
  • Record keeping of logs processed and sorted in the log yard;
  • The Learner's responsibilities regarding workplace procedures, safety, health and environmental management procedures relevant to the log yard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work efficiently and safely as a motivated member of a team. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate and understand teamwork. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand and efficiently and safely carry out instructions of line manager in his/her 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 
    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.
     
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    3. CRK Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    4. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    5. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
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    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 



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