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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Utilise health and safety principles in poultry production 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119447  Utilise health and safety principles in poultry production 
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 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 demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of practicing personal health and safety, and the requirements for a safe environment in the workplace. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Health and safety Level1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Explain the relevant sections of the health and safety act that affect workers in a poultry production facility. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), poultry safety practices, company S O P's. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The importance of following safety procedures is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The provisions of the OHS that affect the poultry industry are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) that are specific to safety are detailed. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Understand the duties and responsibilities of employers to create and maintain a safe working environment. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Health and safety checks, reduce dangers and hazards, preventative measures, employee training, provide information on health and safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), adherence to the OHS Act, safety committee / officer, equipment in safe and good working condition, vehicles maintained, drivers licenses, safety signage. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The requirements of a safe working environment are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The measures that should be taken to maintain a safe working environment are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The Identification and explanation of 6 examples of each of the following signs/symbols that are found in the workplace are given:
  • information signs / symbols
  • instructional signs / symbols
  • fire prevention signs / symbols
  • warning signs / symbols 

  • SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the duties and responsibilities of employees to maintain a safe working environment. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    All PPE available for safe performance of work, report unsafe situations, defective or unsafe equipment, know the safe and correction operation of equipment, good housekeeping, cleaning, safe storage of equipment and facilities. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) to be used in the workplace is listed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons for the use of PPE in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The safe use of equipment in the workplace is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The care and maintenance of PPE and equipment used in the workplace is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reporting procedures for health and safety hazards are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The importance of good housekeeping is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Transport staff and equipment safely. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Roadworthy vehicles, vehicles are not overloaded, tractors and trailers, large equipment on a separate vehicle, Only authorized persons to drive and operate tractors, persons to be seated when vehicles are moving, tools and equipment are securely stored, speed must be relative to the driving surface, avoid hazards, stones, holes. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The requirements for the safe transporting of workers are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The correct loading of large and small equipment on tractor drawn trailers is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The procedures for the safe use of tractors, as per the SOP's are detailed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Reaction in an emergency situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Safety of others, personal safety, first aid, fire prevention, evacuation drill, safety and emergency reporting. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The points to be considered in an emergency situation are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The procedures to be followed when a worker is injured are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The emergency evacuation procedures to be followed, as per the company's S O Ps, 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 in 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; and
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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. 

    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. 

    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. 

    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. 

    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. 

    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.
     
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