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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply health and safety practices in poultry processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119388  Apply health and safety practices in poultry processing 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Secondary Agriculture: Processing 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  12 
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 create an awareness of the potential dangers in the workplace and to apply appropriate personal health and safety practices in a poultry production facility. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
N/A 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The objectives of the OHS are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), poultry production.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The relevant sections of the OHS that affect the poultry processing industry are outlined. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for the company's SOP's being more detailed than the OHS are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), ensure safety of workers through following the correct
procedures and actions.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The equipment and facilities that the employer must provide to ensure a safe working environment are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Relevant OHS specifications: Safety guards on machinery, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), first aid facilities, hazard and safety signage, regular health and safety training/ awareness sessions, emergency stops on machinery.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The role of safety guards and why they must not be removed is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of an emergency stop for safety is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Three examples of each of the following signs/symbols that are found in the workplace are identified and explained.
  • information
  • instructional
  • fire prevention
  • warning 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The use of appropriate PPE in the workplace is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Protect your person.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The care and maintenance of the PPE is described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Don't abuse or damage PPE.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The good housekeeping principles are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Correct cleaning and safe storage of equipment.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safe operation of equipment is demonstrated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Safe operation as per SOP's.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The correct reporting procedures for health and safety hazards are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reporting as per SOP's.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons for practicing and drilling emergency procedures are explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Reaction time is quicker and second nature.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various emergencies or hazards that can be encountered and the procedures to be followed are described. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Injury to self or other persons, fire, chemical spills or leakage.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Fuel and oil store, chemical store, shelves, racks, tool storage, access areas, clean work areas. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The danger of leaving equipment "lying around" is explained. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Storage of equipment, neat and uncluttered work area.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The way in which equipment should be packed on shelves is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The storage requirements for flammable fuels are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The storage requirements for pesticides and disinfectants are described. 


    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 embedded 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 within the Assessment Criteria of each Specific Outcome. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving: Identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been mad.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Teamwork: Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organization or community.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Self organization and management: Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation: Collect, analyze, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communication: Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Science and Technology: Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems: Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Refer to specific outcomes.
  • Understand the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry processing plant.
  • Understand the employer's responsibilities to ensure a safe workplace and a healthy environment for workers.
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of employees to ensure a safe and healthy environment.
  • Respond to a safety emergency in the correct manner.
  • Understand the role that good housekeeping plays in providing a safe working environment. 

  • 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  49583   General Education and Training Certificate: Poultry Processing  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. Crown Chickens (PTY) LTD 
    2. Dumela Poultry Solutions 
    3. Peritum Agri Institute 



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