LSSC_QF_Buffing Operator Operator_draft_19042018.pdf

Buffing Operator

  • Job DescriptionA Buffing Operator performs the process of removing the grain on the leather by abrasion. More particularly he/ she removes the flesh side of the leather by mechanical abrasion to produce a suede effect, or to reduce the substance. The process is also known as "snuffing", if removal is on the grain side of the leather. The aim of the buffing/ snuffing operation is to improve the uniformity of the grain appearance.
  • Originally Approved
  • Last Revised
  • Code2019/LT/LSSC/03007
  • SectorLeather
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours200
  • Accrediting BodiesLeather Sector Skill Council
  • Certifying BodiesLeather Sector Skill Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Buffing Operations

  • International Comparability

    UK NOS
    SKSLG6- Manufacture material to add value
    in leather production (mechanical
    processing)
    SKSL1- Manufacture material to add value
    in leather production (chemical processing

  • Progression Pathway

    Buffing Operator >> Supervisor Pre-tanning/
    tanning/ post-tanning >> Leather technician

  • Planned arrangements for RPL

    Candidates with relevant experience are
    identified and tested through a Recognition
    Prior learning (RPL) evaluation, which is
    designed by Technical experts and Subject
    Matter Experts.

  • Qualification File LSSC_QF_Buffing Operator Operator_draft_19042018.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Estimated size (Hours) Level
    Overview on Leather Industry and Generic Skills 22 4
    LSS/N0801 Carry out buffing and snuffing operations 43 4
    LSS/N0802 Carry out dusting operations 43 4
    LSS/N0803 Contribute to achieving product quality in buffing operations 32 4
    LSS/N8501 Maintain the work area, tools and machines 23 4
    LSS/N8601 Maintain health, safety and security at workplace 34 4
    LSS/N8701 Comply with industry, regulatory and organizational requirements 3
    Total 200
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