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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Scale tree lengths into log assortments in a production situation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123245  Scale tree lengths into log assortments in a production situation 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 is for people who scale tree lengths into log assortments in a production situation. People credited with this unit are able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing efficiencies in scaling tree lengths into log assortments.
  • Prepare for log scaling.
  • Scale tree lengths into log assortments to meet specifications. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1 and basic safety in forestry operations. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Saw logs, veneer logs, transmission poles and telephone poles are excluded from this unit. Log assortments must include pulp and any one of mining timber or other special orders. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of factors influencing efficiencies in scaling tree lengths into log assortments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Implications of unplanned scaling and lack of controls during scaling are explained in terms of cost, safety, operational efficiency and wastage. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The role of the scaler as part of a team is explained in terms of complying with safety standards and to optimise production. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Factors influencing scaling productivity are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Effects of over and under production in scaling are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Effects on subsequent operations, quality, team work, safety.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Defects in tree and wood quality are explained in terms of their influence on the selection of products to be recovered from the tree. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Effects of inaccurate measuring and measuring equipment are explained in terms of log value recovery. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare for scaling. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Self, other workers, equipment, operational plan, general work area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safety requirements applicable to the operation are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All personal protective equipment required is checked for functionality and used in terms of company policy and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Equipment is checked for suitability, serviceability and calibration, and corrective action is taken, if required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Operational requirements for the log scaling operation are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specifications of products to be scaled, production target, where scaling will take place, timber flow.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    General work area is check for hazards and corrective action taken according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Scale tree lengths into log assortments to meet specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tree lengths are scaled into log assortments using effective techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tree lengths are marked in terms of company policy. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tree lengths are scaled to ensure optimal usage and value recovery in terms of the specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Scaling is performed to meet operational requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Specifications are met, scaling complements other phases of the operation, work-rate meets pre-determined production target, scaling location.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Standard operating procedures and safe work practices are adhered to throughout the operation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Knowledge considered critical to the successful achievement of this unit is covered in the specific outcomes and assessment criteria. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

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

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

    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 
    Supplementary notes:
  • Where standard operating procedures are referred to, FESA's "Guidelines for Forest Engineering Practices in South Africa" is regarded as the minimum.
  • Legislation: Legislation referred to in this unit is the Occupational Health and Safety Act (Act 85 of 1993). 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  50266   National Certificate: Forestry: Silviculture  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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