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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Set up and operate log debarking and conditioning facilities in wet processing area of veneer/plywood/block board plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117311  Set up and operate log debarking and conditioning facilities in wet processing area of veneer/plywood/block board plant 
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 
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 set up and operate log debarking and conditioning facilities in the wet processing area of the veneer, block board and plywood manufacturing environment, whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, quality, and the environment. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Assemble all the tools and equipment required to set up and operate the debarking /conditioning facility (Range: cutting tools: hand tools, alignment tools, setting tools and equipment).
  • Set up and test the debarking / conditioning facility (Range: includes repairing / replacing components as prescribed as well as those found to be faulty during set up and testing).
  • Operate the debarking / conditioning facility (Range: Log infeed, debarker unit, log outfeed, waste removal facilities / Loading of Logs, Unloading of Logs).
  • Control the quantity and quality of debarked / conditioned logs processed through the debarker(s) / conditioning facilities.
  • Complete routine maintenance and lubrication schedules of the debarking facility (Range: Hand tools, lubrication and cleaning materials, equipment). 

  • 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 mathematical and communication skills equivalent to that of a person who has qualified in these subjects at NQF Level 2.
  • An understanding of the basic activities of the veneer and plywood manufacturing process and procedures of the relevant workplace.
  • Knowledge and skills in the relevant workplace procedures, health and safety measures equivalent to NQF level 2 requirements. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Wet processing area = logyard, scanner, sorter, conditioning process.

    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment, which can be described as, the wet processing area of a veneer/plywood/block board plant, including log deck and conditioning area.
  • All personnel involved in the activities of the wet processing area.
  • All material handled and processed in the log debarking and conditioning area.
  • All the prescribed work place procedures and safety, health and environmental management procedures, and regulations relating to log debarking and conditioning of logs.
  • All routine maintenance and lubrication schedules, tools and materials used in the debarking and conditioning facility.
  • All specifications for debarked and conditioned logs.
  • All tools and equipment used for setting up a log debarking and log conditioning facility.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 3 to set up and operate the log debarking and log conditioning facility of the wet processing area of a veneer/plywood/block board plant.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 3, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a veneer and plywood manufacturing environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 3 to 5. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Assemble all the tools and equipment required to set up and operate the debarking /conditioning facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Cutting tools: hand tools, alignment tools, setting tools and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The correct tools and equipment required to set up and operate the debarking / conditioning facility are assembled/brought together as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The assembly of the required tools and equipment proves that the Learner knows and understands the correct setting up and operation procedures for the debarking/conditioning facility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Set up and test of the debarking/conditioning facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Includes repairing/replacing components as prescribed as well as those found to be faulty during set up and testing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The debarking/conditioning facility is set up correctly to ensure that the debarked/conditioned logs meet the quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner correctly demonstrates the prescribed set up and testing of the debarking/conditioning facilities as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The demonstration proves that the Learner knows and understands the prescribed set up and testing procedures for the debarking /conditioning facility. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Operate the debarking/conditioning facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Log infeed, debarker unit, log outfeed, waste removal facilities/loading of logs, unloading of logs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The debarking/conditioning facility is operated correctly which ensures that the debarked/conditioned logs meet the quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The Learner correctly operates the debarking/conditioning facility as prescribed in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The successful operation of the debarking/conditioning facility proves that the Learner knows and understands the prescribed techniques. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Control the quantity and quality of debarked/conditioned logs processed through the debarker(s)/conditioning facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The debarking/conditioning operation is controlled to ensure that a constant throughput of correctly debarked/ conditioned logs meet the production requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of controlling the debarking/conditioning operation is carried out in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Learner controls the operation of the debarking/conditioning facility as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The successful control of the debarking/conditioning facility proves that the Learner knows and understands the prescribed control procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Complete routine maintenance and lubrication schedules of the debarking facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Hand tools, lubrication and cleaning materials, equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The routine maintenance and lubrication of the debarking /conditioning facility is carried out to ensure that this operation meets the prescribed operational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct routine maintenance and lubrication schedules are carried out timeously as specified in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Learner completes the prescribed routine maintenance and lubrication schedules and reports as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The correct completion of the routine maintenance and lubrication schedules and reports proves that the Learner knows and understands the purpose of and procedures for maintaining and lubricating the debarking/ conditioning facilities. 


    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:
  • The tools, equipment and procedures required to set up and test a debarking/conditioning facility to prescribed standards.
  • The procedures required to operate a debarking/conditioning facility to prescribed standards.
  • The maintenance of product output and quality in the debarking/conditioning facility.
  • The routine maintenance and lubrication of the debarking/conditioning facility.
  • The measurement and recording of logs processed by the debarking conditioning facility.
  • 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 
    The ability to:
  • Solve problems and take decisions regarding the activities in the relevant work place of the debarker/conditioning area.
  • Lead the workers in the work area of the debarker/conditioning area.
  • Carry out the prescribed production programme/work plan for the work area of the debarker/conditioning area.
  • Collate and analyse data provided by the workers and report on this to the relevant responsible person.
  • Assist in training/coaching workers in the work area and discussing with them and the relevant responsible person all aspects of their activities in this work area.
  • Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used in the work area of the debarking/conditioning facility. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively and efficiently as a team member in this work area. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively and efficiently as a team member in this work area. 

    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 place procedures.

    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. Tirhani SkillsTraining Pty Ltd 
    6. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Vicmat Consultants 



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