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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform elementary Lumber Milling operations 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263685  Perform elementary Lumber Milling operations 
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 will equip learners with skills and knowledge to carry out tasks within their area of specialization in the Lumber Milling environment.

It is envisaged that learners enrolled in this Unit Standard will be able to perform basic tasks within the Lumber Milling industry wherein they will:
  • Describe.
  • Define.
  • List.
  • Define activities specific to area of specialization within the Lumber Milling industry.
  • Explain the relationship between product and the processing area.
  • Describe procedural activities per area of work/unit. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent with Communication and Mathematical skills at ABET Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Define manual handling and cleaning activities taking place within the working area of a Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manual activities taking place are identified and explained according to relevant terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Cleaning activities taking place are identified and explained according to relevant terminology. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Perform cleaning activities within working area. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Collect and clean all tools and instruments used for cleaning purposes and store in the designated storage facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Remove all waste generated in the prescribed manner to the designated collection points. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Report any obvious malfunction of tools, instruments and equipment detected during the cleaning process, to the relevant person/s for correction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform manual handling activities within working area. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Manual handling includes but not limited to sorting, stacking, destacking and rolling of logs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Manual handling activities are performed in the prescribed manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Manual handling activities are performed according to company specification. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Company specification includes number of pieces, grade and dimensions such as but not limited to size, width, thickness and length.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Report any obvious malfunction of tools, instruments and equipment detected during the manual handling process, to the relevant person/s for correction. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Adherence to health and safety standards when performing manual handling and cleaning activities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    PPE are explained and used according to company`s policies and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Adhere to health and safety standards according to site operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The consequences of non compliance are explained in terms of environmental hazards and safety standards. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when sorting and stacking according to dimensions. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team or organization when sorting, stacking and destacking boards. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organize and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively when applying health and safety principles. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information when requested. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Listen and understand instructions and verbally report in an effective manner to the relevant person/s. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others when performing manual handling and cleaning activities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation when they assess and determine the precautionary measures to be taken in avoiding emergencies. 

    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
    Core  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. MPACT 
    5. Umbuso Training Services 
    6. 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.