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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Maintain sanitation in a salon environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
262664  Maintain sanitation in a salon environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Hairdressing Cosmetology and Beauty 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
7612  Handle and dispose of waste  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
114783  Implement and apply sanitation to work environment, equipment and tools for public and personal protection  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 
114819  Identify, explain and maintain hairdressing tools and equipment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will enable learners to demonstrate an understanding of the procedures necessary to maintain a sanitary workplace and to carry them out.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Explain the importance of maintaining a healthy and sanitary working environment.
  • Identify, maintain and store salon implements and equipment.
  • Sanitise the work environment.
  • Explain and demonstrate waste disposal procedures. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that a learner will be competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • Identify disorders of the hair and skin at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Sanitation procedures include both dry and wet techniques for:
    > Tools and equipment such as brushes, combs, scissors, razors, clippers, portable and wall dryers, blow dryers, curling tongs, crimping irons, hot rollers, thermal straighteners, perm rods, colouring aids, thermal accelerators, steamers, beauty and nail implements. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the importance of maintaining a healthy and sanitary working environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Potential sources of contamination of the salon environment are explained in accordance with industry standards of hygiene. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential sources of contamination include but are not limited to:
  • Diseases and disorders of the skin and hair.
  • Bacteria.
  • Viruses.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Potential consequences of failure to maintain a clean salon environment are explained according to industry standards and statutory requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Potential consequences include but are not limited to:
  • Infection of clients and staff.
  • Loss of business.
  • Legal claims for damages.
  • Closure of premises by municipal officials.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of maintaining professional standards of personal hygiene is explained according to industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify, maintain and store salon implements and equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Salon implements and equipment are described in terms to their functions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Procedures for storage and maintenance of implements and equipment are described according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Implements and equipment are maintained and stored according to industry standards. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Maintaining implements and equipment includes but is not limited to:
  • Inspection of all electrical equipment, including wires and plugs, to ensure safe condition.
  • Removing and replacing defective electrical plugs when necessary.
     

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Sanitise the work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Sanitation and sterilisation procedures are explained in accordance with industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Salon, implements and equipment are sanitised/sterilised according to acceptable industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Appropriate procedures for maintaining professional standards of personal hygiene are described according to industry standards. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain and demonstrate waste disposal procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Waste categories include but are not limited to:
  • Waste suitable for recycling.
  • Sharps.
  • Waste containing biologically or chemically hazardous materials. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Salon waste is categorized according to industry standards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste disposal procedures for salon waste are explained according to industry standards and legal requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Waste is disposed of according to industry standards and legal requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA in accordance with the current ETQA regulations.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA.
  • Other ETQAs who have a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA would be responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • HIV/AIDS: symptoms and modes of transmission.
  • Hepatitis: symptoms and modes of transmission.
  • The rights of municipal officials to close unhygienic premises.
  • Appropriate personal hygiene practices for employees in the client care sector.
  • How sanitation and sterilisation processes work to eliminate infection.
  • Potential hazards of electrical equipment and how to avoid them.
  • How to dispose of waste in an acceptable manner. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identifying sources of infection in the workplace and suitable methods for eliminating them. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Working effectively with others to maintain a clean and safe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organising and managing oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively in order to maintain a clean and safe working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Using science and technology effectively and critically in order to demonstrate appropriate sanitising and sterilising procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrating an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by linking potential health hazards in the workplace with their personal and legal consequences. 

    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 
    This unit standard replaces the following unit standards:
  • ID 7612: Handle and dispose of waste, Level 2, 1 credit.
  • ID 114783: Implement and apply sanitation to work environment, equipment and tools for public and personal protection, Level 2, 5 credits.
  • ID 114819: Identify, explain and maintain hairdressing tools and equipment, Level 2, 2 credits. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  65750   National Certificate: Hairdressing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 


    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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