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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and its log carriage used in lumber mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263765  Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and its log carriage used in 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 
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:
  • Check all band saw machine can carriage factors which affect the correct performance of wide bandsaw blade.
  • Set up a wide band saw blade(s) on a band saw machine used in the lumber mill and set up its log carriage.
  • Monitor the performance of serviced saw wide band blades in production in the lumber mill. 

  • 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 wide band saw maintenance machine and log carriage 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 a wide band saw blade on a band saw machine in the Lumber Mill.

    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 
    Check all band saw machine factors which affect the correct performance of wide band saw blade. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Factors which may affect the performance of wide band saw blade are listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The effect of each of the factors which may affect the performance of wide band saw blade is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The band saw machine factors, which can affect the correct performance of wide band saw blades, are checked in line with company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up a wide band saw blade(s) on a band saw machine use in the lumber mill according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Correct procedure to be followed in setting up a wide band saw blade(s) on a band saw machine use in the lumber mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Appropriate precautionary measures are taken prior to setting up to minimize injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A wide band saw blade on a band saw machine is set up according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Set up the log carriage traverse components of a wide blade band saw machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The log carriage traverse components of a wide blade band saw machine are set up according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of the log carriage traverse of a wide blade band saw machine are describe in terms of role played in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preparation for setting up is conducted in accordance with company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Set up the log mounting components of a wide blade band saw machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Differences between the procedures followed in setting up log mounting of a wide blade band saw machine and log carriage traverse components of a wide blade band saw machine are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Components of the log mounting of a wide blade band saw machine are describe in terms of role played in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preparation for setting up is conducted in accordance with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The log mounting components of a wide blade band saw machine are set up according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Set up the sawn dimension set works of a wide blade band saw machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Components of the sawn dimension set works of a wide blade band saw machine are described in terms of role played in the system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Preparation for setting up is conducted in accordance with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The sawn dimension set works of a wide blade band saw machine are set up according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Monitor the performance of serviced saw wide band blades in production in the lumber mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Key factors to be considered during monitoring are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Corrective measures to be taken during monitoring are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The monitoring of the performance of serviced wide band saw blades used in the lumber mill is carried out in line with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Monitoring of the performance of serviced wide band saw blades used in the lumber mill ensures the effective management of saw doctor shop operations. 


    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:
  • Check all band saw machine factors which affect correct performance of saw blade and log carriage.
  • Set up the wide blade band saw machine and its log carriage in the Lumber Mill.
  • Set up the log carriage traverse components.
  • Set up the log mounting components of the log carriage.
  • Set up the sawn dimension set works of the log carriage.
  • Control the sawn timber quality after setting up the log carriage.
  • 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 
  • Check all band saw machine factors which affect correct performance of saw blade and log carriage.
  • Set up the wide blade band saw machine and its log carriage in the Lumber Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
  • Set up the log carriage traverse components.
  • Set up the log mounting components of the log carriage.
  • Set up the sawn dimension set works of the log carriage. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Carry out the production plan/programme of the Saw Doctor Shop. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
  • Set up the log carriage traverse components.
  • Set up the log mounting components of the log carriage.
  • Set up the sawn dimension set works of the log carriage. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use tools and equipment safely. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Control the sawn timber quality after setting up the log carriage. 

    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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