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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply occupational health and safety standards in a salon environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
377502  Apply occupational health and safety standards in a salon environment 
ORIGINATOR
Task Team - Beauty and Skin Care 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Personal Care 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
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 
Learners credited with this unit standard are capable of demonstrating cleaning, sanitising and sterilising in the salon according to industry accepted standards.

The qualifying learner will be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements in a salon.
  • Demonstrate hygiene and sterilising practices in a salon environment.
  • Apply the different methods and procedures for hygiene and sterilisation in a salon environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Learners accessing this qualification will have demonstrated competence in:
  • Communication Skills at NQF Level 3.
  • Mathematical Literacy skills at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • Legislation and regulation related to occupational health and safety include:

    > The Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS).
    > Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases (COID). 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge of OHS requirements in a salon. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS) legislation in the workplace is explained for compliance purposes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Safety signs and symbols are identified and the purpose is explained with regards to cases of emergency. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Workstation is adjusted to comply with OHS guidelines. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Seat is adjusted to comply with OHS guidelines. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Seat is adjusted according to height and angle, backrest height and angle and footrest where appropriate.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Computer cabling is positioned safely according to company procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The purpose of the Emergency Procedure Instructions in the workplace is described in accordance with legislation and company procedures. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Emergency Procedure Instructions include but are not limited to evacuation procedures, First Aid Kit, Emergency Telephone Numbers, bomb threat and fire.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Equipment storage and maintenance is described and demonstrated according to required specifications and accessibility for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Chemical storage and maintenance is described and demonstrated according to required specifications and accessibility for use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The roles and responsibilities of key personnel are described in accordance with occupational health and safety legislation and company procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate hygiene and sterilising practices in a salon environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The application of personal care and protection in a salon environment is demonstrated in accordance with standard hygiene practices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The salon environment is sanitised and sterilised according to standard salon practice. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Salon environment include but is not limited to floors, working surfaces display cabinets, mirrors, basins and toilets and linen.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply different methods and procedures for hygiene and sterilisation in a salon environment 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
  • Methods include but are not limited to wet and dry.
  • Techniques include but are not limited to chemical, heat and mechanical. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purposes of sterilisation and sanitation of tools, equipment, materials and work areas in a salon is explained in accordance with organisational and OHS requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Hygiene and sterilisation procedures for apparatus are demonstrated in accordance with standard salon practices. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Apparatus include but are not limited to equipment and implements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Diseases and disorders encountered in a salon are identified and described in order to take preventative action. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Preventative action include but is not limited to referral to health practitioner, maintain according to standard practices.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Possible bacteria, viruses, fungi, pathogenic and non pathogenic that may be encountered are explained in the context of health and hygiene. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Areas where bacteria, viruses and fungi are most often encountered in the salon environment are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The difference between "disinfection, sanitation " and "sterilisation" are explained with example. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Dry disinfection and sterilisation procedures are explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Wet disinfection and sterilisation procedures are explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    Procedures to prevent the spreading of infectious and non-infectious diseases and disorders are explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 10 
    The procedure for cleaning a blood spill is explained in accordance with organisational requirements. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Diseases and Disorders.
  • Preventative mechanisms.
  • Legislation, policies and procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by applying correct sanitising and sterilising procedures as well as First Aid procedures. 

    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 
    Integrated Assessment:

    When conducting assessments, assessors must ensure that they are familiar with the full text of the unit standards being assessed. Assessors must ensure that the assessment covers the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge by developing assessment activities and tools, which are appropriate to the contexts in which the learners are working. These activities and tools may include self-assessment, peer assessment, formative and summative assessment. It may be more effective and efficient to assess a number of unit standards together in an integrated way, thus reducing the overall number of assessments and ensuring that commonalities that exist between a number of unit standards are captured in a way that makes sense for assessment.

    Assessment Option:

    Learners could be assessed using the following methods:
  • Oral or written questions.
  • Observation.
  • Simulation.
  • Role-plays.
  • Project. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  80646   Further Education and Training Certificate: Beauty and Nail Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


    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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