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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate bar machine to form outer boxes 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117234  Operate bar machine to form outer boxes 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Wood Products 
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 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 
This unit standard is for people who can operate a bar machine to form outer boxes, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Start the bar machine.
  • Process the skillets into outer boxes.
  • Shut down the bar machine. 

  • 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:
  • Competency in communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an NQF 1.
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the match manufacturing production process in their workplace.
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 1 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of the Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment that can be described as match manufacturing.
  • All the personnel involved in all activities of match manufacturing.
  • All the material that is handled and processed in this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the company's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area of match manufacturing.
  • All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have bearing on, match manufacturing and all other activities in this work area.

    The context of the Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF level 2 in the activity of match manufacturing.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 2, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in match manufacturing is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 2 to 4. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Start the bar machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The forming bar is placed on the machine as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The machine is switched on as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The outer box conveyor is switched on as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The side pot is checked for cleanliness. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The glue dispenser is checked and filled, if necessary, with glue chips of the correct type as per quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The glue level in the side pot is checked and topped up if low. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The relevant (Compo Dipper) operator is called to check the glue temperature (165 - 175 degrees Celsius) as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Two stillages of the correct brand of skillets are collected for use on the bar machine as per production plan. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Process the skillets into outer boxes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The VPO tracks are kept full of outer boxes at all times. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality checks are conducted on the outer-formed boxes and recorded on process control sheet as per the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glue level in side pot is checked to be just above glue applicator shaft. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The forming bar, discs and the pressure wheel are cleaned as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    When problems occur, a fitter is called by switching on the relevant light as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The supervisor is informed of the encountered problems. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shut down the bar machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The magazine is run empty before the bar is stopped as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Bar machine is switched off as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The forming bar is removed from the machine and cleaned as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The pressure wheel, the folding discs and the outside of the glue pot are cleaned as per work instructions. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    An individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform, his immediate superior in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for his / her assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurer (FIETA ETQA) through formative and summative assessment by a registered Assessor. Assessment should be contextual and be conducted in the workplace as far as possible.

    The relevant NSB and SGB should be notified of any feedback related to this qualification.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with the relevant ETQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable.
  • The FIETA ETQA will co-ordinate all moderation activities in accordance with their policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    A demonstrated understanding of:
  • Match manufacturing principles and practical application in the match manufacturing environment, in addition with knowledge of safety / environmental / health issues.
  • Quality - ISO awareness.
  • Safe work procedures.
  • Section 14.
  • Production processes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, using critical and creative thinking in the match manufacturing area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community in a production environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and instruments utilized in his/her work area in an effective and efficient manner. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen, understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to his/her superior. 

    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 
    The Outcomes that Learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:
  • Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation.
  • While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace.
  • Strictly according to the organisation's work instruction's.

    Values:

    The use of tasks and materials in the learning event plan should not discriminate against learners on any grounds prescribed in the Bill of Rights and Employment Equity Act and should promote the orientations outlined in the critical cross-field outcomes. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Elective  49083   National Certificate: Wood Products Processing  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. Amagema Development Consultants cc 
    2. CRK Designs (Pty) Ltd 
    3. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    4. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    5. Imara Umbono Incorporated (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Imbewu Development Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Lembede Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd 
    8. Longata Consultant 
    9. Mavco Engineering (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Media Works 
    11. MGS Gcaba Contracting & Trading cc 
    12. Mwanga Training & Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    13. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    14. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    15. Nteko Investments 
    16. Phetho Concepts (Pty) Ltd 
    17. Prispiri (Pty) Ltd 
    18. Silungokuhle (Pty) Ltd 
    19. Valotech 274 (Pty) Ltd 
    20. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 



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