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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263761  Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
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 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 
This unit standard reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the sub-field of Forestry and/or wood technology who must be able to level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill.
  • Describe the tools, gauges and equipment used to level and tension wide bandsaw blades.
  • Level wide bandsaw blades.
  • Tension wide bandsaw blades.
  • Service the back of a wide bandsaw blade. 

  • 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:
  • Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 2 or equivalent.
  • Understanding of the detail of Saw Doctoring in the Lumber Mill.
  • 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 leveling and tensioning 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 level and tension wide bandsaw blades 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the tools; gauges and equipment used to level and tension wide bandsaw blades in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manual method, automated machinery. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Levelling of wide bladesaw is explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tensioning of wide bladesaw is explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and equipment used to level and tension wide bandsaw blades in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill are described in terms of use. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Level wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill in accordance with industry standards. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manually and automatically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences between manual and automatic levelling are explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill are levelled manually in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill are levelled automatically in accordance with industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Tension wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manually and automatically. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences between manual and automatic tensioning are explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill are tensioned manually in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Wide bandsaw blades used in the Lumber Mill are tensioned automatically in accordance with industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Service the back of a wide bandsaw blade used in the Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct procedure to be followed when servicing the back of a wide bandsaw blade used in the Lumber Mill is explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Key factors to consider when servicing the back of a wide bandsaw blade used in the Lumber Mill are described according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The back of a wide bandsaw blade used in the Lumber Mill is serviced in accordance with industry standards. 


    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 suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The learner will have acquired the detailed knowledge and understanding of and skills relating to:
  • Level and tension wide bandsaw blades (range: manually and using automated machinery) in the Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill.
  • Describe the tools, gauges and equipment used to level and tension wide bandsaw blades.
  • Level wide bandsaw blades.
  • Tension wide bandsaw blades.
  • Service the back of a wide bandsaw blade.
  • 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 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    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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