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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machines in saw shop of lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263756  Operate automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machines in saw shop 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 3  NQF Level 03  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 
This Unit Standard will be useful for people wish to complete a NQF Level 3 Learnership in Saw Doctoring.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Set up and use automatic stellite tipping and profile grinding machines in the saw Shop of the Lumber Mill.
  • Prepare a saw blade for automatic stellite tipping.
  • Stellite tip and anneal a saw blade using an automatic stellite tipping machine.
  • Set up an automatic profile grinding machine.
  • Side grind a stellite tipped saw blade, using an automatic profile grinding machine.
  • Perform these operations to the prescribed standards for this level.

    It will enable the successful Learner to proceed to the next Level in the Learner's development along a structured career path, while providing opportunities for self-fulfilment, socially and economically. 

  • 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 2.
  • An understanding of the detail of Saw Doctoring in the Lumber Mill.
  • Skills competencies equivalent to NQF Learnership Levels 2 of Saw Doctoring.
  • Knowledge of workplace procedures, health and safety measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 2. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment including equipment, tools and instruments which can be described as the Saw Doctor Shop of a Lumber Mill.
  • All personnel involved in the activities in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All material handled and processed in the .Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures relating to the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All the prescribed stellite tipping maintenance procedures and schedules, tools and materials used in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All the saws, knives and cutters handled and processed in the Saw Doctor Shop.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 3 in Saw Doctoring and specifically to set up and use automatic stellite tipping and profile grinding machines in the Saw Doctor Shop.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF Level 3, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate a well developed range of skills and the ability to make comparisons and interpret available information.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to show the ability to operate in a number of contexts, some of which may be non-routine, make significant choices from a wide range of procedures and co-ordinate with others.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle significant responsibility for quantity and quality of the Learner's own output under general supervision, and possibly that of others.

    The nature of the tasks performed, the scope of learning involved and the required responsibility levels, are consistent with those generally defined for NQF Level 3. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Set up an automatic stellite tipping machine in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of an automatic stellite tipping machine in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedure to follow in using an automatic stellite tipping machine in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedure to follow in setting up an automatic stellite tipping machine in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    An automatic stellite tipping machine is safely set up in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare a saw blade safely for automatic stellite tipping. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Saw blade include circular, band, frame. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The differences among circular, band, frame saw blades are explained in terms of use in the Saw Shop of a Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedure to follow in the preparation of circular saw blade is explained within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedure to follow in the preparation of band saw blade is explained within context. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedure to follow in the preparation of frame saw blades is explained within context. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Stellite tip and anneal a saw blade correctly using an automatic stellite tipping machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Step by step explanation is given on how a saw blade should be tipped making use of an automatic stellite tipping machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Rationale for following company's procedures in carrying out this task is provided. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A saw blade is tipped and annealed using an automatic stellite tipping machine in accordance with stand operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct tipping and annealing of a saw blade using an automatic stellite tipping machine assures the subsequent effective profile grinding of the saw blade. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set up an automatic profile grinding machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Setting up procedure is correctly explained and outlined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Automatic profiling is explained in terms of use in Saw Shop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The set up of an automatic profile grinding machine in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill is in accordance with company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Side grind a stellite tipped saw blade, using an automatic profile grinding machine according to prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Side grinding is explained in terms of automatic grinding. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of side grinding a satellite tipped saw blade making use of automatic profile grinding machine is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The profile grinding of a saw blade using an automatic profile grinding machine is carried out according to industry standards. 


    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 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 abovementioned 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:
  • Set up and use automatic stellite tipping and profile grinding machines in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill.
  • Prepare a saw blade for automatic stellite tipping.
  • Stellite tip and anneal a saw blade using an automatic stellite tipping machine.
  • Set up an automatic profile grinding machine.
  • Side grind a stellite tipped saw blade, using an automatic profile grinding machine.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 3.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Set up and use automatic stellite tipping and profile grinding machines in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work in a team in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
  • Prepare a saw blade for automatic stellite tipping. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Stellite tip and anneal a saw blade using an automatic stellite tipping machine.
  • Set up an automatic profile grinding machine.
  • Side grind a stellite tipped saw blade, using an automatic profile grinding machine. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing with supervisors and other members of a team in the Lumber Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Use tools and equipment safely. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
  • Assume full responsibility for all the saws, cutters, machines, tools and instruments/gauges used in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

  • 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  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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