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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up a tissue conversion operation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246611  Set up a tissue conversion operation 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Pulp and Paper 
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 4  NQF Level 04  12 
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 intended for a person who has to set up a tissue conversion operation.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Understand the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Communicate and record process settings and adjustments made.
  • Verify pre-start-up conditions.

    This will ensure that the set-up of a tissue conversion operation is performed in accordance with safe and accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of the set-up of a conversion line is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • Communication and mathematical literacy, at NQF Level 3.

    Persons attempting this unit standard are required to read, understand and interpret textbooks of a technical nature. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes a complete tissue conversion process including final packing operations if in-line packaging is performed. Processes included are diaper conversion, femcare product conversion, roll tissue conversion and cut tissue conversion.

    The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of technical skills and offers a considerable choice of procedures. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the importance of setting up the process correctly. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The machine set-ups required under different conditions are explained in terms of own workplace. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Conditions requiring set-up may include:
  • Change of product.
  • Change in raw materials.
  • Maintenance stoppages.
  • Trial runs.
  • Stoppages due to emergencies.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Differentiation is made between advanced or critical settings and general machine settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for each setting in the set-up of the equipment are explained in accordance with standard workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The specified set-up methods and the consequences of not adhering to these are explained in terms of own workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Non-adherence to the specified operating parameters is explained with regards to the consequences to the tissue conversion operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The optimal operating set-up for the process is explained in terms of own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The pre-settings for the process are set in accordance with standard operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The settings may include:
  • Speed.
  • Web control.
  • Adhesives.
  • Timing.
  • Phasing.
  • Blade interferences.
  • Gaps.
  • Web guides.
  • Vacuum.
  • Draws.
  • Web tension.
  • Alignment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All the general settings for the process are checked and adjusted where required in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The reasons for the adjustments are explained in accordance with specified requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Communicate and record process settings and adjustments made. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Process set-up is recorded in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adjustments to process set-up are recorded in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Process set-up and adjustments are communicated to team members and other involved parties. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Verify pre-start-up conditions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed safety standards are maintained in accordance with workplace safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lock-out procedures are implemented on the process and related equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    All clearances are signed off according to workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Inspection of the peripheral systems is performed according to workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The inspection may include:
  • Vacuum.
  • Lubrication.
  • Water.
  • Solvent/ink.
  • Traceability.
  • Air.
  • Metal detectors.
  • Pressure.
  • Adhesive levels.
  • Waste handling system.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The availability of raw material is verified in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The inspection of raw material may include:
  • Correct type.
  • Amount/quantity.
  • Loaded or not.
  • Raw material defects.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Reports and documents are completed in accordance with workplace procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Only an assessor with at least three years experience in a tissue conversion operation will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this Qualification must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and can:
  • Explain the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  • Communicate and record process settings and adjustments made.
  • Verify pre-start-up conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Understanding changes in machine set-ups under different conditions and the consequences of not adhering to these.
  • Checking and adjusting the general process settings and explaining the reasons for the change.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Understand the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Interacting with others to achieve consistent outcomes.
  • Ensuring that team members and other involved parties are informed of process set-up and adjustments to the process.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings.
  • Communicate and record process settings and adjustments made.
  • Verify pre-start-up conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Applying knowledge of the specified set-up methods and the consequences of not adhering to these to set-up activities.
  • Setting up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings.
  • Adhering to health, safety and environmental protection instructions and measures at all times.
  • Ensuring the availability of raw material during pre-start-up activities.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Understanding the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Adhering to prescribed health, safety and environmental protection instructions and measures at all times.
  • Performing inspections of the peripheral systems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Understand the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings.
  • Verify pre-start-up conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Completing relevant workplace administration and documentation.
  • Communicating process settings and adjustments made.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings.
  • Communicate and record process settings and adjustments made.
  • Verify pre-start-up conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the importance of correct machine set-ups under a range of different conditions.
  • Setting up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome(s):
  • Understand the importance of setting up the process correctly.
  • Set up the process in accordance with standard operating procedures and good run settings. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by rrecognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Adhering to health, safety and environmental protection instructions and measures at all times.
  • Explaining the purpose of the process as well as the relationship to the supplier and customer's process/requirements.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of correct set-up of the process in tissue conversion operations and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    Application:

    This unit standard may also find application within:
  • NSB 01: Agriculture and Nature Conservation.
  • Other fields within NSB 06: Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology.

    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and definitions:
  • Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  59037   Further Education and Training Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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