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1. FRAME SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the Frame saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the frame saw operator equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the frame saw operator equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

2. BOARD EDGER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the board edger operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the frame Lumber edging equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board edging equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

3. BAND SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the band saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the band saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the band saw machine
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

4. FINGERJOINT OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the finger joint operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for finger-jointing
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Purpose of setting up
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Producing finger joints with profile dimensions according to SANS 1096
  • Handling and cure finger jointed lumber
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

5. NARROW BAND SAW MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the narrow band saw maintenance operation to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Inspecting narrow band saw blades
  • Corrective measures
  • Spring setting
  • Safety during saw maintenance
  • Band saw machine maintenance
  • Saw sharpening
  • Mounting blade on the machine
  • Machine setting up procedures
  • Operating procedures
  • Controlling through-put and quality
  • Safety, Health and environmental requirement

6. SCANNER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the scanner operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the scanner equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the scanner equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

7. TRIMSAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the trimsaw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the trimming equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the trimming equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

8. DEBARKER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the debarker operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Main machine component
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Tools and equipment for setting up the debarking facility
  • Ancillary material handling equipment
  • Setting up and testing the debarking facility
  • Operating the debarking facility
  • Reasons for debarking
  • Controlling the quantity and quality of debarked logs
  • Routine maintenance and lubrication
  • Safety

9. CROSS CUT SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the cross cut saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for cross cutting
  • Tools and equipment and log cutting tools
  • Inspecting tools and equipment for damagesp
  • Ancillary materials handling equipment
  • Setting cross cutting equipment
  • Safety in setting lumber cross cutting equipment
  • Operating cross cutting equipment
  • Quality control measures
  • Maintenance of cross cutting equipment
  • Lubrication of equipment

10. RE-SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the re-saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the re-sawing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the re-sawing equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

11. DOUBLE LOG EDGER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the double log edger operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the double log edger equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the double log edger equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

12. MULTIRIP OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the multi-rip operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the Multi-rip equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the multi-rip equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

13. RIP SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the rip saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the rip saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the rip saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

14. WOODMIZER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the woodmizer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the woodmizer equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the woodmizer equipment
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Controlling through put and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

15. KILN OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the kiln operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Dry kiln auxiliary equipment
  • Inspections and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Operating a dry kiln
  • Log and lumber storage
  • Energy in kiln drying

16. KILN ASSISTANT

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the kiln assistance operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Dry kiln auxiliary equipment
  • Inspections and maintenance of dry kilns and equipment
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Operating a dry kiln
  • Log and lumber storage
  • Energy in kiln drying

17. LUMBER DRYING FOR SUPERVISORS/MANAGERS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the lumber drying supervisors/managers to be able to dry timber correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production Manages and Supervisors as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

6 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Air drying
  • Kiln drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Kiln samples
  • Drying defects
  • Safety
  • Energy in kiln drying

18. LUMBER DRYING APPRECIATION FOR MANAGERS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the lumber drying managers to be able to dry timber correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber Milling Managers as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Properties of wood related to drying
  • Air drying
  • Kiln drying
  • Kiln types and features
  • Kiln samples
  • Energy in kiln drying
  • Health, safety and environmental requirements

19. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 1&2

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

20. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 3

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the boarder to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

21. BOARD GRADER-Spec 1783-Part 4

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Visual grading facilities (grading table, chain, moisture meter, measuring equipment, marking equipment
  • Mechanical grading facilities (calibration, feeding mechanisms, stress identification and marking materials
  • Stacking area and facilities, stack size, grade marks
  • Grade stamp positions of grade mark on lumber
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, graders markings, parcelling facilities
  • Relevant grading rules, readings, measurements, pre-test markings where relevant, stress identification
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

22. BOARD GRADER- Refresher

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the boarder grader to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs with previous certification.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Stacking area and facilities
  • Grade stamp
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods
  • Lumber dimension, grades markings
  • Grading rules and standards
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

23. BOARD GRADING for Supervisors/Managers Spec 1783

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the board grading for supervisors/managers to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production managers/supervisor as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

8 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Grading standard, rules
  • Visual and mechanical grading
  • Stacking areas and facilities
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Marking equipment and materials
  • Strapping equipment and methods
  • Lumber dimensions, grades
  • Grade stamp
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

24. FINGER JOINTING OPERATOR-Spec 096

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the Finger jointing operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment for finger-jointing
  • Set-up finger joint profiler, press and cross-cut machine
  • Purpose of setting up
  • Process of setting up machines
  • Producing finger joints with profile dimensions according to SANS 1096
  • Handling and cure finger jointed lumber
  • Safety, health and environmental requirements

25. STRESS GRADER (TRU) OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the stress grader operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Responsibilities and standards for stress grading
  • Visual and machine grading
  • Machine set-up
  • Machine maintenance
  • Machine operation
  • Quality standards
  • Health and safety standards

26. SETTING &SHARPENING

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the setting and sharpening operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting and sharpening procedures
  • Set up and adjustment of tools and equipment
  • Tools and equipment used
  • Function of tools and equipment
  • Setting and sharpening
  • Manually operated machine
  • Automated operated machines
  • Maintenance and adjustment of tools and equipment

27. LEVELLING & TENSIONING

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the people so that they be able to level and tension saw blades in Lumber mill Saw shop correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Tools, gauges and equipment used
  • Steps taken in levelling
  • Reason for levelling
  • Maintenance of equipment used
  • Relevant PPC
  • Safety during and after tensioning and levelling

28. SAW MAINTENANCE -Advanced Level

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people how to take good care of saws (Saw Maintenance) in a Lumber Mill correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

10 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Procedures to be followed in servicing used/blunt saw
  • Inspecting of servicing saws
  • Inspecting saw blades after use in lumber mill
  • Corrective measures
  • Saw maintenance procedures
  • Precautionary measure during saw maintenance
  • Monitoring performance of serviced saw blades
  • Safety and health

29. PLANER MOULDER Maintenance & Operation

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the planer moulder operator to be able to operate and maintain the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Cutting tools (blades, knives) for the moulder
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the planer moulder
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Control through put and quality
  • Safety on planer moulder

30. PLANING & MOULDING for Managers

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the Dry Mill Managers to be able to know about the machine and operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production managers as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up tools and equipment
  • Setting up the planer moulder
  • Operating the planer moulder
  • Maintain and set up cutter blocks
  • Throughput and quality
  • Lock out procedures
  • Safe, health and environmental requirements

31. OXY/ACETYLENE Welding and Brazing

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

4 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Materials and equipment used with oxygen/acetylene to weld and braze saw blades
  • Welding and brazing procedures
  • Welding and brazing process
  • Relevant PPC for protection
  • Safe operating procedures
  • Cleaning faces and edges after welding
  • Cleaning detergents

32. MIG &TIG Welding

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

4 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Setting up MIG arc welder
  • Setting up procedures
  • Setting up TIG arc welder
  • Welding saw blades using MIG and TIG
  • Cleaning faces and edges of welds
  • Safety requirements
  • Maintenance of machinery/equipment

33. SHARPEN KNIFES & PROFILE CUTTERS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people how to sharpen knifes & profile cutters correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Inspection carried out on used/blunt knives and profile cutters
  • Importance of carrying out inspections
  • Inspections procedures
  • Possible features that indicates damages
  • Assembling knife and profile cutters grinding machine
  • Sharpening knives and profile cutters
  • Mounting cutters/knives in cutter blocks after sharpening
  • Routine maintenance of machines used

34. MAINTAIN AND SET UP CUTTER BLOCKS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people how to maintain and set up cutter blocks correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

4 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Cutter blocks with disposable cutters
  • Setting up a cutter block (profiled and disposable)
  • Cutter block maintenance
  • Safety during cutter block maintenance

35. FINGERJOINTING & GLUELAM for Managers

Introduction:

The program is designed to train managers in finger jointing and gluelam manufacturing correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production managers as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Types of machinery
  • Finger jointing process
  • Glulam process
  • Setting up laminating equipment
  • Producing finger jointed and laminated timber
  • Stacking procedures
  • Safety, health and environmental requirement

36. MAINTAINANCE MANAGEMENT

Introduction:

The program is designed to train on maintenance management to carry out maintenance work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling maintenance team as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

4 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Introduction to life cycle cost
  • Objectives of maintenance and maintenance cost
  • Maintenance definition
  • How to get un-planned repair jobs planned
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Total productivity maintenance
  • Maintenance management systems

37. TIMBER MARKETING

Introduction:

The program is designed to train how to market timber being produced in the sawmill correctly, to improve sales.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Sustainable quality processed and unprocessed timber products
  • Marketing of timber products
  • Continually cultivates and develops new and existing markets and or niche markets
  • Logistical management of various kinds of timber products

38. PHYSICAL & MECHANICAL PROPETIES OF TIMBER

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people dealing with timber the properties of timber prior to its end use.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Microscopic structure of wood
  • Cell walls, cell openings, cell types
  • Three (3) planes of wood (tangential, radial and longitudinal)
  • Wood grain
  • Knots
  • Reaction wood
  • Juvenile wood
  • Moisture content in wood
  • Chemical structure of wood
  • Physical properties of wood
  • Mechanical properties of wood

39. BASIC SAFETY IN SAWMILLING FOR WORKERS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Managing health and safety
  • Training
  • Safe guarding machinery
  • Mechanical saw milling lines
  • Work place design and building maintenance
  • Safe use of transport
  • Safe stacking
  • Slinging/lifting of loads
  • Occupational health and the work place

40. SAWMILL FIRE AWARENESS (Basic)

Introduction:

The program is designed to train people be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Understanding fire
  • Causes of fire
  • Responsibilities- fire safety is everyone’s responsibility
  • Risk assessment- generic and dynamic
  • Human behaviour
  • Fire detection and fire fighting
  • Fire drills, evaluation and fire wardens

41. SAWMILL FIRE FIGHTING PROTO TEAMS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train all production employees to be able to handle fire outbreaks in sawmills correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Fire line safety and survival
  • Fire behaviour
  • Hand tool utilization
  • Hand tool maintenance
  • Legislation
  • Stages of fire suppression
  • Water delivery equipment

42. HEALTHY & SAFETY FOR SUPERVISORS & MANAGERS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train mangers/supervisors in health and safety issues to enable smooth and safe production in the Lumber Mill.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production managers/supervisors as required per production needs.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Managing health and safety
  • Training
  • Safe guarding machinery
  • Mechanical saw milling lines
  • Work place design and building maintenance
  • Safe use of transport
  • Safe stacking
  • Slinging/lifting of loads
  • Occupational health and the work place

43. FIRST AID Level 1

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the production employees in First Aid.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

2 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Emergency scene management
  • Rescue breathing
  • Shock
  • Bleeding and wounds
  • Neck and spine immobilization and transportation
  • Burns
  • Thermal stress
  • Positioning
  • Medical emergencies

44. SAFE WORK PROCEDURES

Introduction:

The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

1 Day

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Work systems and controls measures
  • Load stiffing equipment and practices
  • Work place access and general safety
  • Work location and general safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Training and instruction
  • Legal requirement

45. LOCK OUT PROCEDURES

Introduction:

The program is designed to train all operators and production employees to be able to operate the machine and work correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

1 Day

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • General responsibilities
  • Factors to consider when locking out equipment
  • Lockout procedures
  • Preparation
  • Machine or equipment shutdown and isolation
  • Application of lock out/tagout
  • Verification of isolation
  • Lockout/tagout interruption
  • Release from lockout/tagout
  • General lockout recommendations for servicing
  • Lockout for hydraulic systems

46. PEELER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the peeler operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the peeler equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the peeler equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

47. VENEER DRYER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the veneer dryer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer dryer
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer dryer
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

48. VENEER GUILLOTINE OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the veneer guillotine operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer guillotine
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer guillotine
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

49. VENEER GRADING SPECIFICATIONS

Introduction:

The program is designed to train how to grade veneer correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Grading rules
  • Dimensional tolerance of veneer
  • Veneer moisture content
  • Flattening of veneers
  • General veneer requirements
  • Fattening burls veneers

50. VENEER PATCHER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the veneer patcher operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the veneer patcher
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the veneer patcher equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

51. CORE SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the core saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • SCollecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the core saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the core saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubricationy

52. GLUE SPREADER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the glue spreader operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the glue spreading equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the glue spreading equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

53. VENEER LAY UPS OPERATION

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the veneer lay ups operation to be able to lay-up veneers correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Veneer laminating requirements
  • Loose and tight slopes of veneer
  • Moisture content of veneers and substrate prior to laminating
  • Gluing process
  • Types of glue used for veneering
  • Requirements for gluing
  • Requirements for bond quality
  • Problems related to gluing and pressing veneer delamination

54. GLUE MIXER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the glue mixer operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the glue mixer
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the glue mixer equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

55. PRE-PRESSING OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the pre-pressing operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the pre-pressing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the pre-pressing operator
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

56. BOARD PRESS OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the board press operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the board pressing equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board pressing equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

57. BOARD TRIMMING OPERATOR (Panel sizer)

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the board trimming operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the board trimming (panel sizer) equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the board trimming (panel sizer) equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

58. SANDER OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the sander operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the sanding equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the sanding equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

59. PLYWOOD GRADING

Introduction:

The program is designed to train how to grade plywood correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Primary use of plywood
  • Manufacturing process
  • Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rapture (MOE & MOR) for plywood
  • Fire rating of material
  • Insulation testing
  • Visual & mechanical grading
  • Relevant grading rules/standards
  • Grade stamp
  • Strapping equipment, materials and methods

60. LOG SCALING

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the log yard employees to be able to scale logs correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

3 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Theory and principals of log scaling
  • Defects- deduction methods
  • Log defects and deductions
  • Special scaling requirements
  • Check scaling
  • Use of international log rules
  • Other forms of measurement

61. PANEL SAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the panel saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the panel saw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the panel saw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

62. BANDSAW OPERATOR

Introduction:

The program is designed to train the band saw operator to be able to operate the machine correctly, safely and to understand the functions as prescribed by the National Code of Practice.

Learners per Course

Minimum of 4 Learners, Maximum of 10 people per course

Target Group:

All relevant Lumber milling production employees as required per production needs without previous certification but able to read and write.

Certification:

Theoretical assessments 80% pass rate Practical Assessment

We recommend a re-certification every 2 years

Minimum entry requirements:

Duration:

5 Days

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Collecting all prescribed setting up tools and equipment
  • Inspecting tools and equipment
  • Setting up the bandsaw equipment
  • Setting up procedure
  • Operating the bandsaw equipment
  • Safe operating procedure
  • Controlling throughput and quality
  • Perform routine maintenance and lubrication

63. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 1

Introduction: This qualification is aimed at persons who work or intend working within a Lumber Milling context, and who seek to acquire recognition of essential knowledge regarding the Lumber Milling Sector and related operations. This qualification would also be beneficial for community-based learners as it would afford them the opportunity to understand the environment they are living in and this in turn would be advantageous for employers in the area as this situation can lead to a supply of individuals with relevant foundational knowledge


SAQA Qualification ID number–66269, 123 Credits

Target group:

Requirements:

Certification:

Course Duration:

All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certification

Minimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPL, Grade 9

The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 36 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 44 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 40 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.
  • If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP&M Seta

    154 Days


    QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

    NQF LEVEL

    TYPE

    CREDITS

    U/S

    UNIT STANDARD TITTLE

    Level 1

    Core

    4

    263684

    Explain Lumber Milling Industry activities in terms of processes, production stages and equipment

    Level 1

    Core

    4

    263686

    Identify the mechanical makeup and the function of major equipment needed in a work area

    Level 1

    Core

    5

    117226

    Keep work area and equipment clean and safe in a wood products plant

    Level 1

    Core

    5

    263685

    Perform elementary Lumber Milling operations

    Level 2

    Core

    4

    259639

    Explain basic health and safety principles in and around the workplace

    Level 2

    Core

    5

    244075

    Maintain the quality of products in a production environment

    Level 2

    Core

    10

    264795

    Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Core

    4

    259604

    Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace

    Level 2

    Core

    3

    9322

    Work in a team

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    5

    119373

    Describe and represent objects in terms of shape, space and measurement

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    6

    119635

    Engage in a range of speaking/signing and listening interactions for a variety of purposes

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    5

    119364

    Evaluate and solve data handling and probability problems within given contexts

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    5

    119631

    Explore and use a variety of strategies to learn

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    6

    119640

    Read/view and respond to a range of text types

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    2

    7450

    Work with measurement in a variety of contexts

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    4

    119362

    Work with numbers; operations with numbers and relationships between numbers

    Level 1

    Fundamental

    6

    119636

    Write/Sign for a variety of different purposes

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    252250

    Apply fire-fighting techniques

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263654

    Clean saws and cutters returned for maintenance in Saw shop of Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    14656

    Demonstrate an understanding of sexuality and sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    13176

    Describe and discuss basic issues relating to the nature of business, the stakeholders in a business and business profitability

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    14445

    Frame and implement an individual action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263681

    Handle, mix and apply adhesive glue manually in finger-jointing and laminating facilities of Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    2

    263682

    Inspect used saw blades before and after servicing in Saw shop of Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    8

    263682

    Manage personal finances

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263678

    Manually set and sharpen springset saw blades used in a Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263655

    Move and transport saws and cutters between saw shop and processing machines/areas in a Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    116932

    Operate a personal computer system

    Level 1

    Elective

    7

    264814

    Operate conversion equipment for recovering narrower and thinner and shorter length products in dry timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263679

    Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    2

    263695

    Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    263676

    Prepare and load lumber drying kiln

    Level 1

    Elective

    4

    264798

    Sort and stack graded lumber in a lumber mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    4

    263690

    Sort, feed and record logs in the log yard of a Lumber Mill

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    263689

    Stack lumber for kiln drying

    Level 1

    Elective

    3

    13172

    Understand the employer/employee relationship

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263674

    Describe drying defects occurring in wood, and methods to use in minimizing them

    Level 2

    Elective

    4

    12466

    Explain the individual`s role within business

    Level 2

    Elective

    2

    263696

    Kiln trolley with load of dried lumber from drying kiln to cooling shed/facilities

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    120496

    Provide risk-based primary emergency care/first aid in the workplace

    64. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 2

    Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification.


    SAQA Qualification ID number–66312, 120 Credits

    Target group:

    Requirements:

    Certification:

    Course Duration:

    All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certification

    Minimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPL, Grade 9

    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 36 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 26 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 58 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.
  • If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP& M Seta

    150 Days


    QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

    NQF LEVEL

    TYPE

    CREDITS

    U/S

    UNIT STANDARD TITTLE

    Level 2

    Core

    2

    13167

    Identify potential hazards and critical safety issues in the workplace

    Level 2

    Core

    10

    243688

    Demonstrate an understanding of productivity requirements

    Level 3

    Core

    12

    243701

    Demonstrate an understanding of the regulatory occupational safety, health and environmental practices

    Level 2

    Core

    2

    113915

    Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    3

    9009

    Apply basic knowledge of statistics and probability to influence the use of data and procedures in order to investigate life related problems

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    5

    12461

    Communicate at work

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    3

    7480

    Demonstrate understanding of rational and irrational numbers and number systems

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    5

    119454

    Maintain and adapt oral/signed communication

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    3

    12444

    Measure, estimate and calculate physical quantities and explore, describe and represent geometrical relationships in 2-dimensions in different life or workplace contexts

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    5

    119464

    Respond to literary texts

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    2

    7469

    Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal and community life

    Level 2

    Fundamental

    5

    9007

    Work with a range of patterns and functions and solve problems

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    119456

    Write/present for a defined context

    Level 1

    Elective

    8

    243189

    Manage personal finances

    Level 2

    Elective

    3

    116932

    Operate a personal computer system

    Level 2

    Elective

    3

    259619

    Conduct workplace Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) inspections

    Level 2

    Elective

    7

    263683

    Describe basic principles of a Lumber Kiln drying schedule

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263674

    Describe drying defects occurring in wood, and methods to use in minimizing them

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263757

    Describe kiln types, construction materials for kilns, and auxiliary equipment

    Level 2

    Elective

    12

    264835

    Explain and apply specific standards of lumber grading in a lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    4

    12466

    Explain the individual`s role within business

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263716

    Hang frame saw blades and set up frame saw machine used in Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    3

    263723

    Maintain and set up cutter blocks with profiled and disposable cutters for machines used in Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    3

    263675

    Operate and monitor the green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    264795

    Operate conversion equipment used for surfacing and thicknessing products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    264797

    Operate conversion equipment used to profile cross section of products in the dry timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263687

    Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263721

    Operate log debarking facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    264794

    Operate primary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    263735

    Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    263726

    Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    264816

    Produce laminated lumber in lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263693

    Select, prepare, place and use samples in Lumber drying process

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263691

    Set and sharpen swaged tooth saw blades used in the lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    2

    263724

    Set up circular saw blade(s) in machines used for processing timber in lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    4

    263715

    Sharpen and set up knives and profile cutters used in Lumber Mill

    Level 32

    Elective

    5

    263755

    Use and care for grinding wheels, blade, knife and cutter, maintenance in saw doctor shop of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    263677

    Weld and braze saw blades using oxygen/acetylene during maintenance in saw shop of lumber mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263734

    Weld saw Blades using Metal Inert Gas (MIG) and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), in Saw Shop of Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    117171

    Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle

    Level 3

    Elective

    3

    114978

    Use a word processing package to produce business documents

    65. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 3

    Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification. Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient extraction, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.


    SAQA Qualification ID number–66329, 120 Credits

    Target group:

    Requirements:

    Certification:

    Course Duration:

    All relevant production employees, or, as required per production needs, without previous certification

    Minimum Literacy and Numeracy ABET 4 or NQF 1 or RPL

    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 37 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 44 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 39 credits is required for this qualification per specialization.
  • If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP & Seta

    150 Days


    QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

    NQF LEVEL

    TYPE

    CREDITS

    U/S

    UNIT STANDARD TITTLE

    Level 3

    Core

    10

    117275

    Apply quality control in the wood preservation plant

    Level 3

    Core

    4

    263686

    Conduct a continuous risk assessment in a workplace

    Level 3

    Core

    15

    120330

    Control basic maintenance and lubrication programme in relevant workplace in Lumber Mill

    Level 4

    Core

    15

    263837

    Demonstrate understanding of influence of wood structure and properties, and certain production factors on wood quality

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    263839

    Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    2

    119472

    Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculation

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    4

    9010

    Describe, apply, analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    9013

    Interpret and use information from texts

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    119457

    Investigate life and work related problems using data and probabilities

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    9012

    Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    119467

    Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business and national issues

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    7456

    Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

    Level 1

    Elective

    5

    119465

    Operate green lumber crosscutting/trimming facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    5

    263679

    Operate green lumber edging in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    263687

    Operate secondary log breakdown facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    10

    263735

    Produce finger-jointed lumber in Lumber Mill

    Level 2

    Elective

    4

    263726

    Verify compliance to safety, health and environmental requirements in the workplace

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    259604

    Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    120335

    Control Dry Mill facilities in dry timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    264815

    Control green chip production facilities in green timber processing area of Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    263692

    Control log handling, sorting and storage facilities (log yard) in green timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    263736

    Control lumber drying process in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    12

    263754

    Control lumber grading process in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    263718

    Control Wet Mill facilities in green timber processing area of lumber mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    264836

    Demonstrate knowledge pertaining to the preparation, conducting, recording and follow-up actions of a planned task observation in a working place

    Level 3

    Elective

    4

    120337

    Demonstrate understanding of technology applicable to use in lumber mill of grinding wheels made from specialised material

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    263722

    Describe Lumber drying kiln types, their construction materials and auxiliary equipment

    Level 3

    Elective

    8

    263720

    Describe properties of wood related to drying

    Level 3

    Elective

    15

    263719

    Dry Lumber in Lumber drying kiln applying appropriate drying schedule with all possible stages

    Level 3

    Elective

    6

    263759

    Explain and apply quality control procedures

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    123468

    Explain the application of the basic conditions of employment act in an employment contract

    Level 3

    Elective

    8

    113915

    Level and tension circular saw blades used in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    8

    263714

    Level and tension frame saw blades use in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    8

    263763

    Level and tension wide bandsaw blades in saw shop of Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    263761

    Maintain and set up chipper knives and anvils in chipper machines in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    263725

    Maintain and set up Narrow Band Saw Blade(s) used on bandsaws in Lumber Mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    263774

    Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle

    Level 3

    Elective

    10

    117171

    Operate automatic satellite tipping and profile grinding machines in saw shop of lumber mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    4

    263756

    Set up wide blade bandsaw machine and its log carriage used in lumber mill

    Level 3

    Elective

    8

    263765

    Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit

    Level 4

    Elective

    12

    13952

    Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit

    66. General Education & Training Certificate: Lumber Milling NQF Level 4

    Introduction: Lumber Milling plants are mostly located near rural areas. Many previously disadvantaged individuals from the rural areas are employed to work in these plants. This qualification will help improve their employability, e.g. in smaller sawmills that cannot afford to do their own training as well as benefit the learner through the fundamental knowledge and life skills included in the qualification. Social development and economic transformation are enhanced through efficient extraction, and career development and personal job satisfaction of operating personnel are facilitated through the learning process used to achieve the competency specified.


    SAQA Qualification ID number–66289, 120 Credits

    Target group:

    Requirements:

    Certification:

    Course Duration:

    Existing employees at NQF Level 3 identified for promotion and or development.

    Mathematical and Communication Literacy NQF Level 3

    National Certificate: Mineral Processing NQF Level 3

    The qualification is composed of Fundamental, Core and Elective learning components:

  • Fundamental: 56 credits (compulsory)
  • Core: 48 credits (compulsory)
  • Elective: A minimum of 16 elective credits is required for this qualification per specialization.
  • If competent a competence certificate will be issued by FP & Seta

    150 Days


    QUALIFICATION OUTLINE

    NQF LEVEL

    TYPE

    CREDITS

    U/S

    UNIT STANDARD TITTLE

    Level 3

    Core

    3

    114978

    Use a word processing package to produce business documents

    Level 4

    Core

    5

    13949

    Apply technical knowledge and skill to align business unit performance to business goals

    Level 4

    Core

    4

    242668

    Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act

    Level 4

    Core

    10

    14667

    Describe and apply the management functions of an organization

    Level 4

    Core

    8

    114877

    Formulate and implement an action plan to improve productivity within an organisational unit

    Level 4

    Core

    6

    242810

    Manage Expenditure against a budget

    Level 4

    Core

    12

    246622

    Participate in productivity and quality improvement programmes

    Level 3

    Core

    5

    119472

    Accommodate audience and context needs in oral/signed communication

    Level 3

    Core

    5

    119457

    Interpret and use information from texts

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    119467

    Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes

    Level 3

    Fundamental

    5

    119465

    Write/present/sign texts for a range of communicative contexts

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    6

    9015

    Apply knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    5

    119462

    Engage in sustained oral/signed communication and evaluate spoken/signed texts

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    5

    119469

    Read/view, analyse and respond to a variety of texts

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    4

    9016

    Represent analyse and calculate shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    5

    119471

    Use language and communication in occupational learning programmes

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    6

    7468

    Use mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, national and international issues

    Level 4

    Fundamental

    5

    119459

    Write/present/sign for a wide range of contexts

    Level 3

    Elective

    5

    120335

    Conduct an investigation into workplace incidents

    Level 3

    Elective

    4

    116714

    Lead a team, plan, allocate and assess their work

    Level 3

    Elective

    2

    117171

    Manage time effectively to enhance productivity and enable a balanced lifestyle

    Level 3

    Elective

    3

    9530

    Manage work time effectively

    Level 4

    Elective

    10

    13254

    Contribute to the implementation and maintenance of business processes

    Level 4

    Elective

    8

    13952

    Demonstrate basic understanding of the Primary labour legislation that impacts on a business unit

    Level 4

    Elective

    15

    117235

    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the influence of wood structure, its properties and production factors on quality in a wood products environment

    Level 4

    Elective

    4

    263717

    Design and make tooth profile templates for saws and cutters used in machines in Lumber Mill

    Level 4

    Elective

    2

    263694

    Maintain wide blade bandsaw wheel faces on bandsaws machines used in Lumber Mill

    Level 4

    Elective

    5

    263680

    Manage maintenance of all machines, tools and equipment used for Saw and cutter maintenance in Lumber Mill

    Level 4

    Elective

    10

    264796

    Manage production in the relevant workplace in lumber mill

    Level 4

    Elective

    5

    263695

    Perform routine maintenance on Saw shop machines and tools in Lumber Mill

    Level 5

    Elective

    15

    255514

    Conduct a disciplinary hearing