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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263735  Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
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 2  NQF Level 02  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 
The Unit Standard will be useful for people who wish to complete a NQF Level 3 Learnership in Lumber Milling.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Understand the purpose and set up of secondary log breakdown facilities.
  • Set-up and operate log breakdown equipment to prescribed standards produce the required wet lumber, to prescribed specifications.
  • Perform these operations to the prescribed standards for this level. 

  • 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:
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 1.
  • An understanding of the detail of the Lumber Milling process, especially in the Wet Mill area.
  • Skills competencies equivalent to Levels 1 of Wet Milling as required by the NQF Levels 1 Learnerships.
  • Workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Secondary log breakdown facilities Double log edger, Multi-rip, Band saw, Frame saw, Circular saw. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Collect setting up tools and equipment and green lumber cutting tools (blades, knives) for the individual secondary log breakdown and ancillary materials handling equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct tools for setting up and operating the secondary log breakdown facilities are assembled timeously. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The function of each tool is explained in terms of use in the wet mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment are assembled safely in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up the secondary log breakdown facilities equipment and install the required cutting tools, to prescribed standards, in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct procedures for setting-up secondary log breakdown facility are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Secondary log breakdown tools and equipments are set up in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The required cutting tools are installed safely according to industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate secondary log breakdown equipment safely in accordance with company's procedures to convert cants/side boards into green lumber of prescribed thickness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cants/side boards are cut into the required thickness as per by company's specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Checks are carried out on cut lumber for quality assurance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of the secondary log breakdown facilities is carried out in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Operate and control the critical machinery used in secondary log breakdown according to standard operating procedures in Wet Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A deal frame saw in secondary log breakdown Wet Mill is used safely in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    A multi-rip equipment in secondary log breakdown Wet Mill is used safely in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Bandsaw is used safely in secondary log breakdown Wet Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Through put and quality of secondary log breakdown facility is controlled. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Carry out routine maintenance and lubrication of secondary log breakdown and ancillary handling equipment according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Maintenance and lubrication schedule is drawn according to company's specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Routine maintenance and lubrication of tools and equipment used in secondary log breakdown is conducted according to schedule. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Routine maintenance, lubrication schedules and reports are completed according to company's procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for the assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a Learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator/s accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The Learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • The setting up of secondary log breakdown equipment and installation of appropriate cutting tools, to prescribed standards.
  • The operation of secondary log breakdown equipment and well as ancillary material handling equipment. (Logs, sawn products, waste material).
  • Maintaining product dimension and process through put standards.
  • The routine maintenance of secondary log breakdown equipment as well as ancillary materials handling equipment.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 2.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Collect tools required for setting up secondary log breakdown facilities.
  • Solve problems and take decisions regarding the activities in the relevant work place of the Wet Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Work efficiently and safely as a motivated member of a team when he/she operates secondary breakdown facilities in Wet Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Set-up and install tools in secondary log breakdown facilities in Wet Mill.
  • Maintain and lubricate machinery used in secondary log breakdown in Wet Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Collect tools for setting up secondary log breakdown facilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Explain the procedure followed in setting up secondary log breakdown facilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and equipment used in the Wet Mill in an efficient manner. 

  • 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  66312   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  66329   National Certificate: Lumber Milling  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.
     
    1. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    2. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    3. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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