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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean a poultry house and its equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119423  Clean a poultry house and its equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
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FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 01 - Agriculture and Nature Conservation Secondary Agriculture 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
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 
To understand the practices and procedures for the cleaning and disinfecting of poultry buildings and equipment 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Applying health and safety in poultry production level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Conduct the pre-cleaning preparations in the poultry house. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE items that should be worn when applying disinfectants are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Face masks, gloves, gum boots, rain suits.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The removal of all the loose standing equipment, as per the company S O P's is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Movable equipment, water system, feed, litter, dust, residues, manure, (S O P) standard operating procedures, disease-causing organisms.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The isolation and draining of the drinking water supply to the poultry house is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The removal of all bedding, manure and dust residues is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for the removal and transporting of the waste to the disposal site is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Prevent spreading of waste to surrounding areas, decrease the bacterial load on farm.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for using a detergent before disinfecting are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Exposure of disease-causing organisms, compatibility of detergents and disinfectants.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The correct washing techniques and the sequence in which items need to be cleaned is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
High pressure washer, brushes, brooms, detergents, floors, walls, cages, supports, ventilation ducts, final rinse.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for the rinsing of all washed surfaces before disinfecting are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE items that should be worn when applying disinfectants are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Mask, gloves, gumboots, disinfectants, brushes, tools.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The application of disinfectants to all the surfaces and equipment in the poultry house is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Disinfectants, spray equipment.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The conditions for the effective action of disinfectants are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Moisture, temperature, time lag for action, direct contact with disease-causing organisms.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The stripping, cleaning and disinfecting of the watering system components is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons why water lines and header tanks should be disinfected are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Mould growth, bio-film adhering to piping.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Conduct the cleaning of the areas surrounding the poultry house. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Gloves, gum boots, drains, excess vegetation, control of vermin. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPC that should be worn when cleaning the drains are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The procedures for the safe handling of hazardous chemicals are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The checking and clearing of the surrounds of the poultry house is described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Re-install the movable equipment and test the facilities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The re-installation of the movable equipment is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • PPE - gloves, gum boots
  • Facilities - water system, feeding system / equipment, lights, ventilation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The setting and testing of all the facilities in the poultry house is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • PPE - gloves, gum boots
  • Facilities - water system, feeding system / equipment, lights, ventilation
     


  • UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • 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 must be accredited as a provider through the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures.

    The assessment of qualifying learners against this standard should meet the requirements of established principles. Practical assessment activities will be used, which are appropriate to the contents in which qualifying learners are working. These activities will include an appropriate combination of self and peer assessment, practical and oral assessments, observations etc.

    The assessment should ensure that all the specific outcomes, critical cross-field outcomes and essential embedded knowledge be assessed. The specific outcomes must be assessed in its own right, through oral and practical evidence. It cannot be assessed by observation only.

    The specific outcomes and essential knowledge must be assessed in relation to each other. If a qualifying learner is able to explain the essential embedded knowledge, but is unable to perform the specific outcomes, then they should not be assessed as competent. Similarly, if a learner is able to perform specific outcomes, but is unable to explain or justify their performance in terms of the essential embedded knowledge, they should not be assessed as competent.

    Evidence of the specified critical cross-field outcomes should be found, both in performance and in the essential mbedded knowledge.

    Performance of specific outcomes must actively affirm target groups of qualifying learners, not unfairly discriminate against them. Qualifying learners should be able to justify their performance in terms of these values. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria of each specific outcome 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.
    Specific Outcome: 1, 2
  • Conduct the pre-cleaning preparations in the poultry house
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information;
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others
    Specific Outcome: All
  • Conduct the pre-cleaning preparations in the poultry house
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house
  • Conduct the cleaning of the areas surrounding the poultry house
  • Re-install the movable equipment and test the facilities 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation
    Specific Outcome: 2, 3, 4
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the poultry house
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry house 

  • 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
    Core  49580   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    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.
     
    1. Balemi Consulting Pty Ltd 
    2. Interactive Trading 747 ( PTY) LTD 
    3. Lehlasedi Community Organisation 
    4. Matotomana Training & General Trading 
    5. Mvelo Consultant 
    6. NEW HEIGHTS 1082 PTY LTD 
    7. SBJ Shadikamang Agriculture 
    8. Scientific Roets (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Silver Falls Scientific 
    10. Tripple R Training Provider 
    11. Tsolo Agriculture and Rural Development Institute 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.