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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Keep work area and equipment clean and safe in a wood products plant 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
117226  Keep work area and equipment clean and safe in a wood products 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 1  NQF Level 01 
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 perform cleaning tasks in their specific workplace in the relevant wood products environment whilst adhering to other agreed standards pertaining to performance, safety, and the environment. People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Remove waste (Range: all equipment, tools and the instruments).
  • Collect and clean all tools and instruments not being used at any one time and store in the designated storage facility.
  • Report any obvious malfunction of tools, instruments and equipment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in communication and mathematical Literacy at ABET 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    (Choose from one of the following:) Wood Preservation, Tannin Extraction, Trusses, Charcoal Manufacture, Match Manufacture, Bulk Bin, Box and Pallet Repair and Manufacture, Veneer or Plywood, Fibreboard and Chipboard.

    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The environment, which covers the relevant workplace, with all its equipment, tools and instruments.
  • The spread of raw material and products produced by the operation.
  • The general work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to this workplace.
  • All the workers involved in this workplace.
  • All cleaning equipment, aids and materials that are used in this workplace.
  • The relevant storage facilities for the cleaning equipment, aids and materials, and procedures of keeping inventory.
  • The designated range of malfunctions the learner has for to watch out for.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 1 in the wood products manufacturing activity.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because it entails the training of a novice in a wood products manufacturing environment and is a progression of the skills acquired from Levels 1 to 3. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Remove waste. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All equipment, tools and the instruments. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste is removed from all surfaces, including all equipment, tools and instruments as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The relevant work surfaces, equipment tools and instruments are cleaned as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The cleaning process is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All waste is removed as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The relevant waste is removed to the designated holding areas as prescribed in the work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The waste removal process is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Collect and clean all tools and instruments not being used at any one time and store in the designated storage facility. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner performs the task of collecting, cleaning and storing all these tools and instruments as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    These tools and instruments are collected, cleaned and stored as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    This task is performed within the prescribed time limits as per work instructions. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Report any obvious malfunction of tools, instruments and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The learner performs this task as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Designated malfunctions are reported when they occur as per work instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The task of detecting and reporting designated malfunctions is performed within the prescribed time limits 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 purposely 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:
  • An understanding of the procedures to keep the specific workplace in the relevant wood products plant clean to the prescribed standards.
  • Knowledge of NQF Level 1 requirements for the relevant work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental protection procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and verbally report problems detected in the production process to the relevant person/s. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Deliver, collect, clean and store tools and instruments utilized in the relevant workplace. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s 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 
    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
    Core  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  49082   GETC: Wood Products Processing  Level 1  NQF Level 01  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. Chep Sa Pty Ltd 
    2. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    3. Legal Environment Safety & Health Requirements cc 
    4. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    5. Longata Consultant 
    6. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    7. MPACT 
    8. New Business Initiative Management Consultancy 
    9. Nikwe Trading (Pty) Ltd 
    10. Sekhukhune FET College - Central Office 
    11. Umbuso Training Services 
    12. VEB CELE & Associates (Pty) Ltd 
    13. Vicmat Consultants 
    14. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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