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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Stack lumber for kiln drying 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263689  Stack lumber for kiln drying 
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 stack lumber for kiln drying.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Sort planks from the green chain into the appropriate dimension classes.
  • Prepare stacking bay/mechanical stacking for the stacking process.
  • Prepare kiln trolley to receive planks/parcels of planks/stack.
  • Stack planks/boards for lumber drying as prescribed.
  • Place stickers to give appropriate support to each layer of planks.
  • Apply restraining devices to kiln load to minimise distortion of planks. 

  • 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 Mathematical Literacy and Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Sort planks from the green chain into the appropriate dimension classes. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Thickness, widths and lengths. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the different dimensions that need to be assembled for individual drying stacks is demonstrated with specific reference to thickness, width and length. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Planks for the drying process are sorted according to operative company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Stacking bay/mechanical stacking for the stacking process is prepared according to the policies and procedures of the company. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stacking bay/mechanical stacking is prepared for the stacking process as in line with the expectation of the company's standard. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Sticker guides, stickers, end boards, stacking mechanisms.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Knowledge of the stacking bay components/mechanical, stacker mechanisms and the procedures and techniques to prepare them for stacking, is administered as reflected in the set company's procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Prepare stacking bay/mechanical stacking for the stacking process. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Sticker guides, stickers, end boards, stacking mechanisms. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stacking of bays/mechanical stacker are in line with operative company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The preparation process is performed using the correct procedures and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The prepared stacking bay/mechanical stacker is in the required condition after the stacking process. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Prepare kiln trolley to receive planks/parcels of planks/stack. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Base supports, spacement, levelness, dimensions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The preparation of the kiln trolleys to receive the load for drying is according to procedures and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The trolley condition is according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Stack planks/boards for lumber drying. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Thickness classes, length classes, width classes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Planks are placed and stacked for drying according to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Place stickers to give appropriate support to each layer of planks. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Dimensions, spacement and vertical alignment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Stickers are positioned on a stack of lumber for drying according to worksite procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    All the planks in the stack are supported as prescribed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Apply restraining devices to kiln load to minimise distortion of planks. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Restraining devices are applied to the load of lumber to be kiln dried in order to minimize distortion in line with company operative procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Restraining devices used are applied according to prescribed procedures and techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The planks in a kiln load are correctly restrained to minimize distortion according to worksite 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 
    Learners can understand and explain, and apply where relevant:
  • Workplace procedures, safety and health measures and environmental management principles relevant to NQF Level 1 activities in lumber drying.
  • The procedures and techniques and the equipment involved to stack lumber for the drying process. 

  • 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. MPACT 
    5. Umbuso Training Services 
    6. York Timbers Pty Ltd 



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