NSQF- Buffing Operator.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
  • Code2015/LT/LSSC/00369
  • SectorLeather
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours120
  • Accrediting BodiesLeather Sector Skill Council
  • Certifying BodiesLeather Sector Skill Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Finishing Operations in Finished Leather Segment

  • 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

    Supervisor in Finished Leather Segment

  • Qualification File NSQF- Buffing Operator.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    LSS/N0801Carry out buffing and snuffing operations Mandatory 120 (Cumulative Notional Hour for all NOS) 4
    LSS/N0802Carry out dusting operations Mandatory 4
    LSS/N0803Contribute to achieving product quality in buffing operations Mandatory 4
    LSS/N8501Maintain the work area, tools and machines Mandatory 4
    LSS/N8601Maintain health, safety and security at workplace Mandatory 4
    LSS/N8701Comply with industry, regulatory and organizational requirements Mandatory 4
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