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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance in Saw shop of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263654  Clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance in Saw shop of Lumber Mill 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Forestry 
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 reflects the skills, values and knowledge required by people in the sub-field of Forestry and/or wood technology who must be able to clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance in a saw shop of a lumber mill.

This Unit Standard will be useful for first time entrants and those already employed in the Lumber Milling industry, who wish to complete a NQF Level 1 Learnership (or skills programme) in Saw Doctoring.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance to the Saw Shop.
  • Cleaning equipment and tools are used and ready for use when required. 

  • 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:
  • Communication and Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 4.Understanding of basic activities of the Lumber Milling process, and of the activities performed in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • Understanding of the specific requirements of the activities performed in the Saw Doctor Shop of the Lumber Mill. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment including equipment, tools and instruments that can be described as the Saw Doctor Shop in the Lumber Mill.
  • All the personnel involved in all the activities in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All the material that is handled and used in this work area, including cleaning materials and aids.
  • All the relevant work procedures and safety, health and environmental management requirements relating to the Saw Doctor Shop.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 1 in Saw Doctoring and specifically to clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance.

    The Level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. Level 1, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the Learner has to demonstrate the use of recall and elementary comprehension skills.
  • For practical competence the Learner has to operate in closely defined contexts under close supervision.
  • For reflexive competence the Learner performs directed activities and has no responsibilities for the learning of others.

    The nature of the tasks performed, the scope of learning involved and the required responsibility levels are consistent with those generally defined for NQF Level 1. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the cleaning of saw blades and cutters in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cleaning of saw blades and cutters in the Saw Doctor Shop are explained according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety issues to consider during the cleaning process is explained according to safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Required personal protective clothing is explained according to safety procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the sequence of activities in a Saw Doctor Shop to clean saw blades and cutters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The sequence of activities followed in using saw blades and cutters in the saw shop is listed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The stage and when saw blades and cutters should be cleaned is determined according to saw shop sequence. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Saw blades and cutters requiring cleaning is identified according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the handling of cleaning materials and aids used in the Saw Shop. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Handling include but is not limited to obtaining, using, storing, and disposing. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Cleaning detergents to be used in cleaning saw blades and cutters are listed according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cleaning detergents is handled according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Clean saw blades and cutters. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Clothing is worn for protective measures according to safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Saw blades and cutters are cleaned safely according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Move saws and cutters to and from cleaning areas in the Saw Shop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Saw blades and cutters are moved safely in accordance with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Saw blades and cutters are stored in accordance with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Cleaning area is cleaned after use according to company's procedures. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An assessor, accredited with a relevant NQF Level 4 or higher qualification, will assess the learner's competency. Only an Assessor with suitable first hand experience in process operations will assess the learner's competency.
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against the qualification must be registered as an assessor with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this qualification must be accredited as a provider with the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant Education, Training, Quality, Assurance (ETQA) Body, or by an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal and external moderation of assessments, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise. Moderation should also encompass achievement of the competence described in the associated unit standards.
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this qualification may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The Learner will have acquired a basic knowledge of:The cleaning materials, tools, equipment and methods used to keep the Saw Doctor shop of a Lumber Mill clean and clear of obstructions.
  • The procedures used to clean saws and cutters used in the Lumber Mill.The correct handling procedures of cleaning materials and aids used in the Saw Shop.The correct handling, cleaning and storage of work tools and equipment used in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • Competence in mathematical and communication skills equivalent to NQF Level 1.
  • Competence in work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify cleaning materials, tools, equipment and methods used to keep the Saw Doctor shop of a Lumber Mill clean and clear of obstructions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work efficiently and safely as a motivated member of a team in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Decide on the procedure to follow in handling cleaning materials and aids used in the Saw Shop. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect cleaning detergents. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Explain correctly the prescribed handling procedures regarding cleaning materials and aids used in the Saw Shop. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Collect, clean, store and deliver tools and equipment used in the Saw Doctor Shop, timeously, in an effective and efficient manner. 

    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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  66269   General Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  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. ENB Training Service(PTY)Ltd 
    2. Lomkhethi Trading Enterprise 
    3. MINERAL MINING TRAINING INSTITUTE (PTY) LTD 
    4. Umbuso Training Services 
    5. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.