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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate an understanding of environmental sanitation within the sensitive consumer manufacturing environment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
10572  Demonstrate an understanding of environmental sanitation within the sensitive consumer manufacturing environment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Food 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 
A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cleaning and sanitising procedures and methods in a sensitive consumer production line,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of water treatment processes,
  • Identify sanitation barriers in the manufacturing environment.

    This unit standard is intended for a person in the manufacturing environment who needs improve and maintain environmental, product and personal safety designing and implementing various sanitation processes and techniques.
    The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and upliftment for any individual. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Clean and sanitise sensitive consumer manufacturing equipment and surfaces manually.
  • Clean and sanitise a sensitive consumer processing system using an automated cleaning-in-place system.
  • Apply microbiological principles in a sensitive consumer environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The scope and context of this unit standard is a person in the manufacturing environment who needs improve and maintain environmental, product and personal safety designing and implementing various sanitation processes and techniques. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of cleaning and sanitising procedures. 
    OUTCOME NOTES 
    Demonstrate an understanding of cleaning and sanitising procedures and methods in a sensitive consumer production line. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The kinds of deposits formed on sensitive consumer processing equipment and surfaces are identified, and their causes are explained according to standard chemical principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The effects of failing to remove product residues from equipment and surfaces before further utilisation of the processing systems are explained according to standard sensitive consumer principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation refers to:
  • Product quality, safety for human consumption and shelf life of dairy products with high bacterial counts.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Cleaning and sanitising methods used in the sensitive consumer industry are identified and their critical control parameters are identified to ensure product safety. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Identify 3 cleaning and sanitising methods with their critical parameters within the sensitive consumer industry.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of water treatment processes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The purpose of water treatment processes within a sensitive consumer manufacturing units are identified and explained according to ecological and safety principles and legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Water treatments refer to municipal water used for sensitive consumer manufacturing processes or water of sensitive consumer manufacturing processes.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The legal requirements regarding municipal or underground water and the quality of water re-charged in the sewerage system must be identified according to legal requirements on water quality for human consumption and waste discharge in the water sewerage systems. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Terminology on the biological quality of water is identified and its purpose explained according to microbiological and chemical principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Terminology refers to BOD and COD.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Water treatments procedures within the sensitive consumer manufacturing environment are identified and the water treatment processes explained according to legal water treatment processes and health safety legislation. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Water treatment processes refer to chemical, physical and microbiological treatments.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The components or elements and flow paths in a water treatment plant are identified and their purposes explained according to chemical, physical and microbiological principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Flow control elements refer to float switches, level measurements, pumps, pressure switches, valves and flow meters.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Identify sanitation barriers in the manufacturing environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Sanitation barriers in the manufacturing environment are identified according to air, microbiological, toxic substances, and soil and water quality. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Enclosed barriers and equipment surfaces are identified and their impact on the product sanitation are identified according to physical structures, floors, ventilation and vector control, types of equipment surfaces. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Processing sanitation procedures are identified and importance stressed according to chemical, physical and microbiological principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Processing sanitation procedures refer to chemical, air, steam sanitation.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Internal moderation.
  • External moderation.
  • An assessor, accredited by the relevant ETQA, will assess the learner`s competency.
  • Assessment procedures will be supplied by the ETQA in alignment with NSB requirements.
  • All assessment activities must be fair, so that all candidates have equal opportunities. Activities must be free of gender, ethnic or other bias.
  • Questions and answers to determine theoretical knowledge are expected.
  • Examination of an assessment portfolio.
  • Reporting skills are demonstrated by effective communication, using verbal (language) and/or writing skills.
  • Direct observation in simulated or actual work conditions.
  • Practical demonstration of main activity(s) reflected in the title. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within 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 response displays that responsible decisions, using critical and creative thinking, have been made.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

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

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to the full personal development of each learner and the social and economic development of the society at large.

    Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

    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 
    Supplementary Information

    Legal requirements:
  • SABS Food Hygiene Management Code 49: 1989.
  • SABS 241: 1984.

    Terminology:

    BOD:
  • Biological oxygen demand refers to the amount of oxygen. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  21847   National Diploma: Manufacturing Management: Food and Beverage  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 


    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. Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd 



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