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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in Lumber Mill 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
263695  Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in 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 
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 perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in a Lumber Mill.

People credited with this Unit Standard are able to:
  • Explain the routine maintenance/lubrication programme prescribed for the Saw Doctor shop facilities in the Lumber Mill.
  • Describe the tools and materials, and their functions, used for the routine maintenance/lubrication programme of the Saw Doctor shop facilities.
  • Perform the routine maintenance/lubrication programme for the Saw Doctor shop facilities.
  • Explain the stores and inventory procedures of maintenance/lubrication items for Saw Doctor shop. 

  • 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:
  • Mathematical Literacy and Communication at ABET Level 3 or equivalent. Understanding of basic activities of the Lumber Milling process, and of the activities performed in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • An understanding of basic activities of the Lumber Milling process, and of the activities performed in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope of this Unit Standard covers:
  • The whole environment including equipment, tools and instruments that can be described as the Saw Doctor Shop in the Lumber Mill.
  • All the personnel involved in all the activities in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • All the material that is handled and used in this work area, including maintenance and lubrication materials and aids.
  • All the relevant work procedures and safety, health and environmental management requirements relating to the Saw Doctor Shop.

    The context of this Unit Standard relates to the training of a Learner at NQF Level 1 in Saw Doctoring and specifically to perform routine maintenance on Saw Shop machines and tools.

    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 performs directed activities and has no responsibilities for the learning of others. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the routine maintenance/lubrication programme prescribed for the Saw Doctor shop facilities in the Lumber Mill. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concept of maintenance within the context of the Saw Shop environment is explained making use of the correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Lubrication is explained within the context of Saw Shop environment making use of the correct terminology. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance and lubrication schedules are explained in terms of importance to tools and equipment used in the Saw Doctor Shop. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the tools and materials, and their functions as used for the routine maintenance/ lubrication programme of the Saw Doctor shop facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Tools and materials used for the routine maintenance/lubrication of facilities used in the Saw Doctor shop are listed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and materials used for the routine maintenance/lubrication of facilities used in the Saw Doctor shop are described in terms of their function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Tools and materials used for the routine maintenance/lubrication of facilities used in the Saw Doctor shop are described in terms of handling procedures and care. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the stores and inventory procedures of maintenance/lubrication items for Saw Doctor shop. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The stores and inventory procedures of maintenance/lubrication of tools and equipment in the Saw Doctor shop are explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The necessary documentation to be completed during maintenance practices is explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Maintenance are explained in relation to reporting protocol according to standard to worksite procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Perform the routine maintenance/lubrication programme for the Saw Doctor shop facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    All saw and cutter maintenance facilities are operated according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Tools and equipment are maintained and lubricated according company's procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessary steps are taken to fix loose parts according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessary documentation is completed to complete the maintenance and lubrication process according to standard operating 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 
    The learner will have acquired a basic knowledge of:
  • The materials, tools, equipment and saw maintenance materials used in the Saw Doctor Shop of a Lumber Mill.
  • The saws and cutter machines used in the Lumber Mill.
  • The stores and inventory procedures relating to maintenance and lubrication items for Saw Shop of the Lumber Mill.
  • How to perform routine maintenance and lubrication of the Saw Doctor Shop facilities.
  • The handling, cleaning and storage of work tools and equipment used in the Saw Doctor Shop.
  • Work procedures, safety and health measures, and environmental management principles equivalent to NQF Level 1. 

  • 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 



    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.