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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Control application of match head composition 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117243  Control application of match head composition 
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 3  NQF Level 03  16 
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 put the match composition on the splints for the formation of match sticks, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment.

People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Assemble and start the Compo table
  • Maintain the process specification
  • Shut down and dismantle the machine
  • Prepare and clean the Compo table 

  • 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 and science equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at an NQF Level 2;
  • 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 2 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    a) The scope of the Unit Standard covers:

    i) The whole environment that can be described as match manufacturing.
    ii) All the personnel involved in all activities of match manufacturing.
    iii) All the material that is handled and processed in this work area of match manufacturing.
    iv) All the company's work procedures and safety regulations relating to this work area of match manufacturing.
    v) All the relevant OSHACT stipulations, which have bearing on, match manufacturing and all other activities in this work area.

    b) The context of the Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF level 3 in the activity of match manufacturing.

    c) The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 3, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in match manufacturing is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 3 to 5. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assemble and start the Compo table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Foreman is called to inspect the Compo table components before reassembling the table to ensure there is no dried Compo in the components. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Compo table components are assembled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The compo table is assembled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Water temperature of the table is checked to reach between 45 and 55 degrees Celsius and compo is added on the Compo table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Water sprays are adjusted to clean the edges of the Compo belt. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Bar machine glue temperature, (165 - 175 degrees Celsius), results are reported to the bar machine operator and recorded on the process control sheet at 60 minutes intervals. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Compo table, transfer pipes and fittings are cleaned daily on morning shift. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Maintain the process specification. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The following checks take place at 60 minute intervals and recorded on process sheet 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION NOTES 
  • Hot plate temperatures, (130 degrees Celsius plus), are checked and recorded on the process control sheet at 60 minutes intervals.
  • Wax temperatures, (118 - 125 degrees Celsius), are checked and recorded on the process control sheet at 60 minutes intervals.
  • Wax depth is checked and recorded on the process control sheet at 60 minutes intervals.
  • (Pine 6 - 8mm and Poplar 3 - 6mm) - Wax Depth.
  • 2.4 Compo temperatures (38 - 41 degrees Celsius), SG's (1.25 - 1.35g/cc), and Viscosities (45 - 55 sec), are checked and recorded on the process control sheet at 60 minutes intervals. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Six (6) matches are selected and checked every hour by igniting them to see that they burn properly and checked for wax dip/application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Head sizes (4.25 - 5.25mm), and shapes (against comparative samples), are checked every 15 minutes and results are recorded on the match heads process control sheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Splint feeder is cleaned when there is low match count. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Dried Compo is cleaned around the Compo table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Out of spec results are adjusted and / or reported to the supervisor. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Shut down and dismantle the machine. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Compo side storage pot is drained as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compo is added by bucket to transfer pot when there is a shortage during the last minutes of the run. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    VPO machine is stopped and the Compo removed from the table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Compo pump is run out until all the Compo in the transfer pipes and levelling pot is drained as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Compo pump is stopped and the transfer pot is removed as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Mono pump is switched off as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Transfer pipes and levelling pot are dismantled as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Compo table runners are fitted and the Compo table is slid out for cleaning as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Prepare and clean the Compo table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Compo dipper, inspector, supervisor, VPO take off and bar machine operator all assist in cleaning of the Compo table. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Compo table is prepared for cleaning as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Compo table is cleaned as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The compo table is re-assembled 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.

    i) Quality - ISO Awareness
    ii) Safe Work Procedures
    iii) Section 14
    iv) Fire Fighting
    v) Production Processes
    vi) General Health and Safety Course 

    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, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and instruments utilized in his/her work area in an effective and efficient manner. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology for the benefit of the environment and 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 
    The Outcomes that Learners achieve will be judged subject to these being achieved:

    i) Within the standard time prescribed by the organisation;
    ii) While following all the safety procedures required by the OSHACT and the workplace; and
    iii) Strictly according to the organisation's work instructions

    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  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. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Future Discovery Training Academy CC 
    3. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    4. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    5. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    6. Vicmat Consultants 



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