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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply personal hygiene principles in poultry processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119403  Apply personal hygiene principles 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  15 
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 be aware of the dangers of transmitting microbiological contaminants onto poultry products and the good hygiene practices that are necessary to prevent transmitting. 

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 
Recognize the dangers of transmitting sickness and diseases in the workplace and how this can be prevented. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The possible effects of passing on a communicable disease in the workplace are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Food contamination, illness of fellow workers.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The infectious conditions that can lead to contaminants being transmitted in the workplace are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Typhoid, Hepatitis B, skin infections, suppurating sores, diarrhoea, coughing, sneezing, sniffing.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of reporting an illness to the company nurse/health worker is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Health of fellow workers, food security.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of maintaining good personal hygiene in the workplace. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The requirements and the reasons for showering are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Shower regularly to remove contaminants.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
A complete description of the method of washing hands and forearms is provided. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
After toileting, frequently, as per company procedures, wash with soap and water, sanitise.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The bad habits that may not be performed in the workplace are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Littering, smoking, drinking, eating, picking nose, spitting, coughing on poultry products, any other company standard operating procedure.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Understand the reasons for the regulations on the movement of workers from the abattoir and poultry farms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The possible health risks of allowing workers to visit or to have part-time work at a poultry farm are described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Spread diseases from abattoir to farm or visa versa.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for movement between the high risk (dirty) and low risk (clean) areas being unacceptable is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
High risk (dirty) area: poultry may carry diseases and parasites on "dirty" feathers and skin.
Low risk (clean) area: poultry has been defeathered and washed "clean".
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Understand the importance of using the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and of adhering to the company's dress regulations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons why only clean overalls/coveralls may be worn are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Sterile at beginning of shift, no contaminate carry over to next day.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reason for using hairnets when working with meat is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Hair harbours bacteria, head has large surface area, may fall onto meat.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The reasons for PPC in the high risk areas being a different colour from those in the low risk areas are given. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Personnel in wrong areas, no cross contamination from clothes and gumboots.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reason why overalls/coveralls and gumboots in the low risk areas are light coloured is outlined. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Shows dirt, must be washed until clean.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for not allowing jewellery and watches to be worn in the workplace are detailed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Contaminates build up in the chains and crevices of jewellery.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The reasons why jerseys, shirts and other "underclothes" may not protrude from the overalls/coveralls are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Carry contaminants, can be caught in machinery.
 


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 in the Assessment Criteria for 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; and
  • 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:
  • Recognize the dangers of transmitting sickness and diseases in the workplace and how this can be prevented.
  • Understand the reasons for the regulations on the movement of workers from the abattoir and poultry farms. 

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

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

    Refer to specific outcome:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of maintaining good personal hygiene in the workplace.
  • Understand the reasons for the regulations on the movement of workers from the abattoir and poultry farms.
  • Understand the importance of using the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and of adhering to the company's dress regulations. 

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

    Refer to specific outcomes:
  • Recognize the dangers of transmitting sickness and diseases in the workplace and how this can be prevented.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of maintaining good personal hygiene in the workplace.
  • Understand the importance of using the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and of adhering to the company's dress regulations. 

  • 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:
  • Recognize the dangers of transmitting sickness and diseases in the workplace and how this can be prevented. 

  • 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 importance of using the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and of adhering to the company's dress regulations. 

  • 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:
  • Recognize the dangers of transmitting sickness and diseases in the workplace and how this can be prevented.
  • Understand the reasons for the regulations on the movement of workers from the abattoir and poultry farms.
  • Understand the importance of using the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) and of adhering to the company's dress regulations. 

  • 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: 
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