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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Select, load and maintain raw material supplies for tissue conversion 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
246605  Select, load and maintain raw material supplies for tissue conversion 
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 select, load and maintain raw material supplies for tissue conversion.

The qualifying learner is able to:
  • Select and load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Maintain raw material supplies to the tissue conversion machines.

    This unit standard does not include operating or changing over the machinery once the raw materials are installed.

    This will ensure that the selecting, loading and maintaining of raw materials for tissue conversion 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 this knowledge 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 select, load and maintain raw material supplies for tissue conversion.

    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 worksite health and safety and environmental procedures (where these exceed code) for personal, product and worksite 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 worksite 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 worksite procedures for content, recipient, timing and method.
  • For Specific Outcomes 1 and 2, candidates are to be assessed against as many items in each outcome range as are available at their worksite.

    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 judgment 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. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Select raw materials for tissue conversion. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pulp, super absorbent polymers, polypropylene, adhesives, elastic, lycra, non-wovens, tapes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for the inclusion of each type of raw material are explained as applicable to tissue conversion. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials may include but are not limited to pulp, super absorbent polymers, polypropylene, adhesives, elastic, lycra, non-wovens, tapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw material quality checks are carried out in accordance with worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    No in-specification raw materials are rejected; all non-conforming raw materials are rejected.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Non-conforming raw materials are labelled and documented in accordance with worksite documentation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Selected raw materials are matched with final product specifications in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The consequences of non-conformance with worksite standards are described as applicable to own workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Load raw materials for tissue conversion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and safety features associated with handling and loading raw materials are identified and explained in accordance with worksite 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 2 
    Safe work practices are identified and used in accordance with worksite procedures and legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Practices may include but are not limited to energy isolation procedures, lock outs, emergency stops, machine guarding, the wearing of appropriate safety equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The operation of loading equipment is described in accordance with standard workplace operating procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Equipment includes but is not limited to hoppers, forklifts, cranes, and trolleys.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The handling and loading of raw materials is completed in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The handling and loading include but are not limited to start stop procedures, time taken to load, readiness to load reels, slabbing of damaged reels, down time waiting for raw materials, splicing speed, positioning of parts, and waste material levels.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Waste material is placed in designated bins in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Plant components and handling equipment are inspected for wear or damage and corrective action is taken in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Maintenance associated with load and thread up is completed in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintenance may include but is not limited to belt drives and lubrication.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Thread raw materials for tissue conversion. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Pulp, elastic lycra, non wovens, tapes, labels. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Hazards and safety features associated with the threading of raw materials are identified and explained in accordance with worksite procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safety features may include but are not limited to the role of protective equipment, safe lifting and pushing techniques.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Raw materials are threaded along the correct path from dispenser to final usage point in the tissue conversion process. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Splicing of raw materials is completed on the run in accordance with workplace procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Manual, automatic.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knives are sharpened, used and stored in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The equipment, machine, and work area are cleaned in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Waste material is disposed of in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Maintenance associated with threading raw materials is completed in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Maintain raw material supplies to the tissue conversion machines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Raw material usage is monitored to ensure that the machine does not run out of materials. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Raw materials may include but are not limited to pulp, super absorbent polymers, polypropylene, adhesives, elastic, lycra, non wovens, tapes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Replenishment raw materials are ordered in accordance with workplace procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Replenishment raw materials are matched to final product specifications in accordance with workplace procedures. 


    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:
  • Select and load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Maintain raw material supplies to the tissue conversion machines. 

  • 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:
  • Describing the different properties of raw materials.
  • Identifying machines and different processes in tissue conversion.
  • Identifying hazards and risks associated with the processes and describing relevant precautions.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Select raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion. 

  • 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 Specific Outcome/s:
  • Load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Maintain raw material supplies to the tissue conversion machines. 

  • 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.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when:
  • Identifying hazards and safety features associated with the handling, loading and threading of raw materials.
  • Monitoring raw material usage and ordering replenishment materials to ensure that the machine does not run out of materials.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Maintain raw material supplies to the tissue conversion machines. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Labelling and documenting non-conforming raw materials.
  • Liaising with relevant operational support units.
  • Reporting incidents and conditions.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 Specific Outcome/s:
  • Select raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Load raw materials for tissue conversion.
  • Thread raw materials for tissue conversion. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by:
  • Recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Understanding the use of raw materials in pulp and paper hygiene products manufacturing.

    Refer to all Specific Outcomes. 

  • 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 raw material supplies for tissue conversion 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:
  • Standard operating procedures: The documented practice(s) defining the who, what, and when of quality activities.
  • Workplace procedures: Workplace procedures refer to instructions on policies and procedures which are formally documented and are available for reference. Examples include: Standard operating procedures, workplace instructions, specifications, manuals, and manufacturers` information. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  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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