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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Produce edge banded components and products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117387  Produce edge banded components and products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Furniture 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 
The person credited with this unit standard is able to prepare operations and adhesives for edge banding in a safe and productive manner.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Preparing for edge banding operations.
  • Preparing adhesives for edge banding.
  • Edging band components and products. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in numeracy and literacy equivalent to NQF level 2. They will also have achieved, or be able to demonstrate equivalent competence to, the National Certificate in Furniture Wood Machining and Cabinet Making, NQF level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The following elements include, but are not limited to:
  • Production information: drawings; cutting lists; routing sheets; verbal and written instructions
  • Materials: composite board; components and products
  • Equipment: manual and automatic edge banding machines
  • Dimension control aids: jigs; templates; measuring tape; vernier calipers
  • Edge banding materials: wood veneer melamine
  • Adhesives: polyvinyl acetate; urea formaldehyde; phenol formaldehyde
  • Adhesive preparation: mixing; stirring; viscosity; temperature
  • Personal protective equipment: eye protection; gloves; overalls/ dustcoats; respiratory protection; barrier cream; cleansing cream
  • Quality of materials: correct composite; dimensions
  • Machinery: manual and automatic edge banding machines
  • Feed speeds: hand fed; mechanically fed
  • Work practices: operation of edge banding machines; operation maintenance
  • Dust extraction system: fixed ducting; portable unit
  • Off-cuts: re-usable; non-reusable
  • Hazards: potential and actual
  • Transportation: pallet; by hand; conveyor system
  • Planned interruptions: tea breaks; lunch breaks; toilet; training; setting up
  • Product quality checks: output against specifications; protection and storage of output; customer requirements
  • Relevant action: reporting; recording; rectifying
  • Production requirements: production rate; quality; materials; waste control; efficiency control 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for edge banding operations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production information is checked for accuracy and sufficiency and any incorrect information is reported to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All necessary materials and equipment for the job are identified and accessed and any non-availability is reported to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Jigs, templates and any other necessary dimension control aids are correct and fit for the purpose 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Correct edge banding is selected according to specification 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Correct routine procedures for the edge banding machine to be carried out according to all safety requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The compatibility of materials with the machine to be used is established and correct remedial action taken if there is non-conformity 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The operations are completed within the time allocated 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Own work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery and equipment and the health and safety of self and others 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare adhesives for edge banding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Appropriate personal protective equipment for the job is selected and used correctly 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The adhesives selected are according to specification requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The adhesives are prepared according to manufacturers instructions 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The adhesives are ready for use according to the type of edge banding machine to be used and at the required time 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Adhesives are handled according to health and safety requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The process is performed safely and within the time allocated 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Edge band components and products. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Production information is checked for accuracy and sufficiency and any incorrect information is reported to the relevant person 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The quality of material is checked and remedial action taken if there is non-conformity to required quality 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All health and safety requirements are adhered to prior to performing edge banding operation 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Where necessary assistants are in place prior to and during operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Edge banding machinery is started and stopped correctly and safely and operated at optimum feed speeds 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The use of guards and relevant safety procedures and requirements are maintained throughout the operations 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The finished edge banded products conform to required specification 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Necessary documentation is accurately completed 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Work practices minimise the risk of injury and damage to machinery, equipment and safety of self and others 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The operations are completed safely and within the time allocated 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessors assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the FIETA ETQA

    Institutions offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the FIETA ETQA. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • A broad understanding of the different types of machines, tools and techniques used for the application of edge banding.
  • A sound understanding of the safe working practices with adhesives and their correct storage procedures.
  • A broad understanding of the various edge banding that is available and the correct uses thereof.
  • A sound understanding of relevant health and safety requirements.
  • An ability to identify and explain the importance of dust extraction and waste removal procedures.
  • A broad understanding of lubricants and their safe working and disposal procedures.
  • A sound understanding of emergency stop procedures for machines.
  • A sound understanding of the importance of punctuality, work quality and performance standards and how they effect production.
  • A broad understanding of quality checks and acceptable tolerances and the deviations of tolerances. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify & solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made when producing edge banded components and products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others when carrying out good housekeeping routines. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively to ensure work is carried out according to quality and performance requirements, without compromising safety for self and colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using language skills when communicating with supervisors and work colleagues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation, that when performing breakout operations they do not pose a safety risk and that failure to maintain rate and quality of production will negatively impact upon all parts of the furniture production cycle. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49105   National Certificate: Furniture Making: Wood  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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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    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.