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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Identify and apply safety, health and risk prevention procedures for livestock, game and agricultural products 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
115302  Identify and apply safety, health and risk prevention procedures for livestock, game and agricultural products 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Marketing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Marketing 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 forms part of the National Certificate in Auctioneering Support. While it is suited for people working within the auctioneering industry it would also be applicable to any person responsible for working with livestock, game and agricultural

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Identifying and describing dangerous situations and events that have potential to harm workers and the work environment
  • Identifying risk and applying risk assessment procedures in the auctioning industry
  • Limiting damage to people, property and equipment in the case of emergency
  • Identifying and applying preventative procedures related to transmittable diseases
  • Monitoring the implementation of the health and safety plan, systems and procedures 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in communication, numerical and mathematical studies at NQF level 2 or equivalent 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Effects include but are not limited to injury, acute and chronic health effects, quality of life
  • Effects include but are not limited to chemical residues, drinking water contamination
  • Methods include but are not limited to incidents register
  • Safety issues identification procedures may include but are not limited to task analysis, environment analysis, "what if" analysis, accident and incident investigation
  • Procedures include but are not limited to environment analysis, "what if" analysis
  • Documentation may include but is not limited to incidents register, safety issues identification, risk assessment 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Identify and describe dangerous situations and events that have potential to harm workers. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Identify and describe dangerous situations and events that have potential to harm workers and the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential dangerous situations and events harmful to people are identified and described in terms of their physical and psychological effects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential dangerous situations and events harmful to the environment are identified and described in terms of their possible negative effect to the environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Safety measures for dangerous situations and events are described in terms of how they eliminate, isolate, minimise, contain or dispose of the problem. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Methods for monitoring the effectiveness of safety issues control are described in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify risk and apply risk assessment procedures in the auctioning industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Situations of risk are identified in terms of frequency, impact and level of risk in the auctioneering industry. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Risk assessment procedures are applied in accordance with organisational requirements 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Documentation associated with risk identification and risk assessment procedures are completed in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Limit damage to people, property and equipment in the case of emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The location of fire fighting equipment is known by pointing out locations at a site. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Different types of fire fighting equipment is identified and used according to accepted practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Emergency procedures are identified and explained according to organisational practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The location of first aid supplies and first aid staff is known and explained in a written report. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify and apply preventative procedures related to transmittable diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The types of transmittable diseases found amongst livestock and game are listed in a table together with their preventative procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The types of transmittable diseases found amongst agricultural products are listed in a table together with their preventative procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Procedures to prevent the spreading of transmittable diseases amongst livestock and game are implemented according to organisational procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Procedures to prevent the spreading of transmittable diseases amongst agricultural products are implemented according to organisational procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Monitor the implementation of the health and safety plan, systems and procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Statutory health and safety requirements relating to a business organisation are known and an explanation given of the effects of non-compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Statutory requirements, including notifications and appointments relating to a business organisation are implemented according to legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Changes in safety compliance needs are detected and reviewed timeously and the policies and procedures amended accordingly. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed (including through RPL) against this Unit Standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard or assessing this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA at its discretion 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Methods and techniques for keeping livestock and game safe
  • Animal welfare and rights issues
  • Principles and techniques for identifying risk to game and livestock
  • Methods and techniques for the handling and keeping agricultural products
  • Policies, systems and procedures for health and safety at an auctioneering site 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems where the correct application of health and safety issues leads to a safer and healthier work environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems, which affect the safety of livestock, game and agricultural products at auction sites. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others in the maintenance of safety of livestock, game and agricultural products at auction sites. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities in order to develop and implement the health and safety requirements and in applying safety and health requirements. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information to enhance the safety of game, livestock and agricultural products at auction sites. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with all stakeholders regarding the health and safety of livestock, game and agricultural products. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate the world as a set of related systems where the safety of livestock and game is paramount to level issues and a successful auction. 

    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  48864   National Certificate: Auctioneering Support  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2011-02-16  Was SERVICES until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
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