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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Operate a wrapper system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246604  Operate a wrapper system 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Pulp and Paper 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 
Learners who demonstrate competence as described in the outcomes of this unit standard will be able to operate a wrapper system in the tissue conversion environment.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Explain the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment.

    This will ensure that the operation of a wrapper system to wrap tissue products is performed in accordance with procedures and accepted work practices. This competence will enhance the learner's employability and career options in all occupations where knowledge of wrapping is needed. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Description of required skills:
  • This unit standard has been designed as an introduction to the operating of a wrapper system and does not assume prior learning or experience.

    Literacy and mathematical literacy:
  • Persons attempting this unit standard are required to read, understand and interpret textbooks of a technical nature. It is therefore recommended that they have achieved NQF Level 1 or equivalent accreditation. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes the following:
  • All work practices must meet recognised codes of practice and documented workplace health and safety and environmental procedures (where these exceed code) for personal, product and workplace health and safety, and must meet the obligations required under current legislation, including the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.
  • All work practices must meet documented workplace quality management requirements. This includes the recording (by electronic or non-electronic means) of activities, events, and decisions.
  • All communications made in relation to this unit standard must be made in accordance with workplace procedures for content, recipient, timing and method.
  • For Specific Outcome 1, candidates are to be assessed against as many items in each outcome range as are available at their workplace.
  • The level assigned to this unit standard is appropriate because the process requires a wide range of technical skills and offers a considerable choice of procedures. A broad knowledge base incorporating some theoretical concepts, analytical interpretation of information, informed judgement and a range of sometime innovative responses to concrete but often unfamiliar problems are employed. The application of this unit standard is to qualify the person for certification in advanced trade and technical occupations.

    This unit standard will contribute to the full development of the learner by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the sub-fields of manufacturing and assembly, physical sciences, life sciences, environmental sciences, earth and space sciences. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Understand the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The operation and capacity of a wrapper system is described in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Operating components and process controls of a wrapper system are identified and their purpose is explained in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Operating components may include but are not limited to roll infeed, unwind stand, poly feed, shear blade, folding box, overhead, heater bar, discharge, control panels, and conveyors.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Hazards and safety features associated with a packaging system are identified and explained in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • Safety features may include but are not limited to the role of protective equipment, safe lifting and pushing techniques, energy isolation procedures, lockouts, emergency stops, and guards.
  • Hazards may include but are not limited to in running nips, moving parts, automated processes, sharp edges, hot materials and machine parts, chemicals, compressed air and noise.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The consequences of non-conformance with workplace standards are described in terms of own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Operate a wrapper system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Safe work practices are identified and used in accordance with workplace instructions and legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices may include but are not limited to energy isolation procedures, lock outs, emergency stops, machine guarding and the wearing of appropriate safety equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The wrapper system is started up, operated, and shut down in accordance with standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Setting and/or adjustment of system enables product quality to be achieved in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Equipment faults and malfunctions and damaged or worn parts are reported in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment faults may be mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, or pneumatic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Lubrication of the system is maintained in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The wrapper system and work area are cleaned and prepared for next shift in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Incoming products to be packaged are assessed against specification and action is taken on non-conforming products in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Process requirements, plant performance and product quality are maintained in accordance with workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    This includes monitoring and interpretation of feedback information, and adjustment of control parameters.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Quality requirements of wrapping are met in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Utilisation targets are maintained and waste is minimised in accordance with workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Rejection of wrapping is carried out in accordance with workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No in-specification wrapping is rejected; all out-of-specification packaging is rejected.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    To be assessed in an integrated fashion with all the previous Specific Outcomes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Prescribed housekeeping guidelines are adhered to. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range of housekeeping procedures includes, but is not limited to:
  • Keeping the work area neat and organised.
  • Disposing of and/or recycling worn spares in accordance with prescribed guidelines.
  • Discarding waste and empty containers in accordance with workplace and environmental guidelines.
  • Cleaning spillages in accordance with standard workplace instructions.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Workplace administration and documentation are completed in accordance with standard workplace instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Health, safety environmental protection instructions and measures are adhered to at all times. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The range includes, but is not limited to:
  • Measures to protect the person and other employees from personal injury and health risks (eyes, ears, lungs, feet, body, head).
  • Prevention of contamination of the environment.
  • Functionality and safety of tools and equipment.
  • Use of and compliance to warning signs and symbols.
  • Compliance with demarcated areas.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    All prescribed reporting and communication is performed in accordance with workplace instructions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting and communication includes, but is not limited to:
  • Following the correct channels.
  • Acting within levels of authority.
  • Adhering to delegated decision-making powers.
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 2 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Assessment and moderation procedures, activities and tools must be transparent, affordable and support development within the field, sub-field and NQF.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of validations and verification activities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The qualifying learner understands and can:
  • Explain the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made by:
  • Setting and/or adjusting the system to achieve product quality.
  • Identifying hazards and risks associated with the process and describing relevant precautions.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Understand the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Interacting with others to achieve consistent outcomes.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage himself and his activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Working to achieve consistent results required by the processes.
  • Adhering to health, safety and environmental protection instructions and measures at all times.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Identifying hazards and safety features associated with the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Explaining the consequences of non-conformance with workplace standards.
  • Assessing incoming products to be packaged against specification and taking action on non-conforming products in accordance with workplace procedures.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Understand the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Reporting equipment faults and malfunctions and damaged or worn parts.
  • Completing workplace administration and documentation.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Carrying out pre-checks on process and equipment.
  • Monitoring the process.
  • Bringing process/product variables under control.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Understand the fundamentals of the operation of a wrapper system.
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Monitor and control the performance of a wrapper system. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by rrecognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation by:
  • Adhering to health, safety and environmental protection instructions and measures at all times.
  • Taking action on non-conforming products.

    Refer to the following Outcome/s:
  • Operate a wrapper system.
  • Maintain the integrity of the work environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large by:
  • Understanding the role of a wrapping system in pulp and paper hygiene products manufacturing and the effect it has on the growth and development of the organisation, its customers and employees.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 
    Application:

    This unit standard may also find application within:
  • NSB 01: Agricultural and nature conservation.

    Supplementary Information:

    Terms and Definitions:
  • Workplace instructions: Workplace instructions refers to instructions to staff on policy and procedures (including the application of legislation to workplace situations) which are formally documented, and are available for reference at the workplace. Examples are standard operating procedures, specifications, manuals, manufacturer's information, and operating throughput levels.
  • Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities.
  • Disposable products: Disposable products may include but are not limited to diapers, and personal and medical hygiene products.
  • Tissue products: Tissue products may include but are not limited to bathroom tissue, towels, napkins, and facial tissue. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  59017   National Certificate: Tissue Conversion  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 


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