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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean and disinfect on poultry holdings 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119394  Clean and disinfect on poultry holdings 
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 2  NQF Level 02 
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 clean, disinfect and prepare poultry buildings and equipment for the introduction of a new flock of birds or eggs for hatching purposes. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Health and safety level 1 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Conduct the pre-cleaning preparation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE items that should be worn when applying disinfectants are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Spray equipment, mask, gloves, gum boots, rain suit.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The order in which loose-standing equipment has to be taken apart and removed is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Movable equipment, water system, feed, litter, dust, residues, manure.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The isolation and draining of the drinking water supply to the poultry house is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Fungi growth, sediment in header tanks, filters.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The reasons for the dry cleaning process are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Protection of disease-causing organisms by organic matter, direct contact to eliminate pathogens.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reasons for transporting all waste to a disposal site are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Decreasing bacterial loads, spreading to neighboring buildings.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The procedures for the dry cleaning of the poultry house are demonstrated. 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for using the recommended concentrations of detergents are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Emulsification of grease and oils.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The washing and rinsing of all surfaces is demonstrated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The necessity to allow wet surfaces to drain and dry, before disinfecting is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Dilution of disinfectant, contact between disease-causing organisms and disinfectant.
 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The reasons for mixing the specific ratios of ddisinfectants with water are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Minimum lethal concentration.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The application of disinfectants to all the surfaces in the poultry house is demonstrated. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Lag time is explained.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the poultry building or to hatchery equipment. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The stripping, cleaning and disinfecting of the watering system components are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Clean the area surrounding the poultry building and apply pesticides at possible entry points. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE items that should be worn when applying pesticides outdoors are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Mask, gloves, gum boots, pesticides, spray equipment, drains, excess, vegetation.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The effective cleaning of the area around the poultry building is described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The safe handling of pesticides as per company standard operating procedures are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The correct application of pesticides to the perimeter of the poultry buildings is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Re-install the movable equipment, test facilities and apply pesticides in the poultry building. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The PPE items that should be worn when applying pesticides indoors are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
  • PPE - mask, gloves, gum boots
  • Facilities - water system, feeding system / equipment, lights, ventilation.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The re-installation of movable equipment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The setting and testing of all the facilities in the building is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The safe handling of pesticides according to the company standard operating procedures is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The application of pesticides to all the designated surfaces is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The cleaning and storing of all pesticide application equipment is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The reasons for the fumigation of buildings are explained. 


    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 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.

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Re-install the movable equipment, test facilities and apply pesticides in the building 

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

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

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

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Conduct the pre-cleaning preparation
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a suitable detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the building
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the building
  • Clean the area surrounding the building and apply pesticides at possible entry points
  • Re-install the movable equipment, test facilities and apply pesticides in the building 

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

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

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Conduct the pre-cleaning preparation
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a suitable detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the building
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the building
  • Clean the area surrounding the building and apply pesticides at possible entry points
  • Re-install the movable equipment, test facilities and apply pesticides in the building 

  • 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.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Conduct the pre-cleaning preparation
  • Demonstrate the washing of all surfaces with a suitable detergent solution
  • Disinfect all surfaces and equipment in the building
  • Flush, clean and disinfect the watering system in the building
  • Clean the area surrounding the building and apply pesticides at possible entry points
  • Re-install the movable equipment, test facilities and apply pesticides in the building 

  • 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  49582   National Certificate: Poultry Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  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.
     
    NONE 



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