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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Sort, feed and record logs in the log yard of a Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263690  Sort, feed and record logs in the log yard of a Lumber Mill 
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 
The scope of this Unit Standard covers the whole environment, which can be described as the log yard of a Lumber Mill. All personnel involved in the activities of this work area, i.e. the log yard are expected to show competency in this area. This Unit Standard will also assist them to enlarge their scope of knowledge by exposing them to the quality of material handled and processed in the relevant work areas of the log yard. In this instance, they will be better positioned to determine the raw, processed, reject and waste types of materials.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain correctly the purpose of the log yard and know the sequence of activities, basic workings of the equipment used, understand the concept of log quality and know the factors determining this.
  • Assist with setting up and operating the logyard of a Lumber Mill.
  • Perform these to the standards prescribed for this level. 

  • 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 competence in Mathematical and Communication Literacy equivalent to ABET Level 3 or an equivalent. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Sort logs and store using the correct tools and equipment into the correct log classes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The procedure for sorting and storing logs is explained according to prescribed standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct use of prescribed sorting and storage procedures and equipment is defined. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Critical factors to be considered during the sorting and storing logs are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Techniques to be used when sorting and storing logs according to organisational operating standards is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Keep records of logs received at and processed in the log yard (log tallying). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of feeding logs into the Wet Mill appropriately is defined according to company operating standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct use of prescribed and operating techniques and procedures for feeding sorted, debarked logs into the Wet Mill is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Precautionary steps to be taken when operating in the Wet Mill facilities are described in terms of company procedures and international best practice. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Logs are correctly recorded as they are received in the Wet Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Logs received in the Wet Mill are recorded correctly in terms of company operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The recording of logs received in the Wet Mill are in line with organisational quality standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Feed sorted debarked logs into the Wet Mill in accordance with planned Wet Mill material requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The process of debarking logs correctly is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The process of using the debarking facilities as prescribed is outlined according to company operational standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct procedure for setting up and operating debarking facilities is described in terms of company operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Health and Safety standards applicable in the facilities during the process of debarking are demonstrated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An employed individual who wishes to be assessed against this Unit Standard may apply to, or inform the relevant responsible person in the relevant workplace, to request management to arrange for assessment by the relevant assessor accredited for this purpose by the ETQA of the FIETA. An unemployed Learner must arrange with the training provider for assessment.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • The manner/method and source of providing the learning that will enable compliance with the requirements of this Unit Standard, must be accredited by the ETQA.
  • Moderation of the assessment will be performed in the manner and by the moderator/s accredited for this purpose by the ETQA.
  • Assessment can be performed by means of oral testing, written tests and on-the-job observation. Formative assessment can be carried out during and after achievement of each specific outcome, and summative assessment at the conclusion of the training programme for this Unit Standard. Assessment will take place at a venue or workplace designated by the relevant assessor(s). 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The purpose of the log yard and the sequence of it`s activities.
  • The purpose of the equipment used in the log yard.
  • The concept of log quality and the factors determining this.
  • Setting up and managing the operation of the log yard of a Lumber Mill.
  • Record keeping of logs processed and sorted in the log yard.
  • The learner`s responsibilities regarding workplace procedures, safety, health and environmental management procedures relevant to the log yard of the Wet Mill at NQF Level 1. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Evaluate the status of reported problems and report verbally or in writing to the relevant responsible person. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work as a member of the team in compiling the procedural steps of operating the debarking facilities. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Assist in collecting and recording data collected by workers. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
  • Communicate health and safety requirements.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with both responsible persons and workers. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
  • Oversee workers in the care for tools and instruments.
  • Assume full responsibility for all tools and instruments used for the green chip production area of the Wet Mill. 

  • 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 



    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.