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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Prepare and load lumber drying kiln 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263676  Prepare and load lumber drying kiln 
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 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 prepare and load lumber drying kiln according to prescribed procedure.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Follow procedures to prepare the kiln to receive a load of lumber to dry.
  • Position the kiln trolley with load correctly to facilitate loading.
  • Apply load restraining devices, where relevant.
  • Load and position the trolley with load in a kiln and shut the kiln door. 

  • 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 competency in Communication and Mathematical skills at ABET NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • The scope of this unit standard covers the "Range" mentioned in the specific outcomes above.
  • The typical context of this unit standard relates to the training of a learner at NQF Level 1 in the activity of Lumber Drying.
  • The level assigned to this unit standard.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF Level 1, is appropriate because:
  • For foundational competence the learner has to demonstrate basic comprehension and employ a narrow range of skills.
  • For practical competence the learner has to show basic competence in a limited range of established and familiar contexts under general super vision and quality control.
  • For reflexive competence the learner has to demonstrate the ability to handle some limited responsibility for quantity and quality of own output. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Follow procedures to prepare the kiln to receive a load of lumber to dry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Baffles, measuring instruments for heat, humidity, m.c. measurement where relevant. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Procedure to follow in preparing the kiln to receive a load of lumber is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessary pre-checks are conducted on the kiln to ensure correct temperature and humidity according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessary settings on the auxiliary equipment are done according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Position the kiln trolley with load correctly to facilitate loading. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Kiln trolley includes traverse, pulleys, winches and cables, trolley attachment for pulling cable. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Trolley with lumber is correctly positioned to allow smooth loading into the kiln according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pulleys, traverse, winches and cables are checked to ensure good working order according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Kiln trolley is positioned according to company's procedure to ease the loading process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply load restraining devices, where relevant. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Lifting equipment and weights, levered spring devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Lifting equipment is operated to facilitate the loading process according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Levered spring devices are used to facilitate loading according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control mechanism is used to control the loading process according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The load restraining devices are applied correctly to ensure minimal distortion in the dried lumber according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Load and position the trolley with load in a kiln and shut the kiln door. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Measuring instruments are attached according to standard operating procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Baffles are closed as per company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Kiln door is shut according to company's procedure. 


    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 
    Learners can understand and explain, and apply where relevant:
  • Communication and Mathematical knowledge and Skills equivalent to NQF Level 1 requirements.
  • Workplace procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to NQF Level 1 activities in lumber drying.
  • The methods and techniques to load a trolley with a stack of lumber to be dried into a lumber drying kiln. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking. 

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

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations. 

    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 
    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 



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