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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Handle, mix and apply adhesive glue manually in finger-jointing and laminating facilities of Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263681  Handle, mix and apply adhesive glue manually in finger-jointing and laminating facilities 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 handle, mix and apply adhesive glue manually in finger-jointing and laminating facilities of a Lumber Mill.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Handle and mix glue manually and deliver to designated work station.
  • Apply glue manually to finger-joint profiles in accordance with company's procedures.
  • Position laminates for efficient glue application.
  • Feed glue to glue spreader for application to laminates.
  • Position laminates in pressing jigs. 

  • 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 Literacy at ABET NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole finger jointing and laminating area in the lumber mill with all its equipment and correct sequence of production phases.
  • The personnel involved in managing and performing the activities in the relevant workplace in the finger jointing and laminating area.
  • The raw materials processed and products produced in this specific work area.
  • The raw material as well as the product quality factors relevant in this area.
  • The work procedures and health and safety requirements relevant to this finger jointing and laminating area.
  • The environmental management principles relevant to this finger jointing and laminating area.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the initiation of a beginner or completely uninformed person, into the general principles of the workings of finger jointing and laminating plant, and the specifics of these in the candidate's work area.

    The level assigned to this Unit Standard, i.e. NQF 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 has to perform directed activities and has no responsibilities for learning of others. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Handle and mix glue manually and deliver to designated work station. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glue is taken from the storeroom following the correct company procedure to the desired destination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The handling of glue is in accordance with health, safety and environmental requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glue is mixed safely in accordance with company's procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Glue mixture is taken to the desired destination taking into consideration the company's handling procedure. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply glue manually to finger-joint profiles in accordance with company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal Protective Clothing is worn to minimize injuries according to safety procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The application of glue is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Glue is applied manually to finger-jointing profiler according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Position laminates for efficient glue application. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Laminates are properly aligned for effective application of glue. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for aligning laminates are given according to quality requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Laminates are positioned for efficient glue application according to specifications. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Feed glue to glue spreader for application to laminates. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Glue spreader is prepared for glue application according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Glue spreader is fed with glue according to company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Position laminates in pressing jigs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pressing jigs are prepared for use in accordance with company procedure. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Laminates are positioned in pressing jigs to ensure proper pressure van according to company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Laminates are positioned in pressing jigs according to safety 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 
    A Learner achieving this unit standard will have the knowledge to demonstrate:
  • Prescribed procedures to manually handle, mix and apply glue in the finger jointing and laminating facilities of the lumber mill.
  • Work procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to NQF Level 1 requirements. 

  • 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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