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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120417  Understand the control of pests and waste materials as part of a food safety system 
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 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 
This unit standard is intended for a person working in a food handling environment who contributes to the food safety system by understanding the control of pests and waste materials within his/her work environment.

A person credited with this unit standard is able to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
  • Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment.
  • Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work.

    This unit will contribute to the full development of the learner within a food handling environment by providing recognition, further mobility and transportability within the mentioned sector. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this unit standard are essential for social and economic transformation and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the food handling environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 1.
  • Mathematical literacy at ABET Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The context of this unit standard includes any food handling environment. A food handling environment includes areas of primary production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution, merchandising, retailing, preparation and final presentation to the consumer. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of pest control in a food handling environment is explained according to standard food safety principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation refers to the impact of pests on:
  • Food safety (food safety hazards).
  • Human health.
  • Product quality and shelf life.
  • The environment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pest categories are identified according to standard food safety principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The identification includes naming of categories and description of signs of pest activity.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The impact of the relevant pest control method on the safety of the food product being handled is explained according to standard food safety principles. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Preventive measures against contamination of food as a result of pest control methods are identified and explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Pest control activities are performed according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Pest control activities are reported and/or recorded according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of the control of waste materials is explained according to standard food safety principles. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The explanation refers to the impact of waste materials on:
  • Food safety (food safety hazards).
  • Human health.
  • Product quality and shelf life.
  • The environment.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste materials are classified within a food handling context. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    The classification refers to:
  • Food and non-food waste materials.
  • Recoverable and non-recoverable waste materials.
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials.
     

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Preventative methods against contamination of food products as a result of waste materials are identified and explained according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Waste is handled and disposed of according to standard operating procedures of the relevant work environment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Waste removal equipment is cleaned and sanitised according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The applicable personal safety requirements during the handling of waste materials are adhered to according to standard operating procedures. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Problems during the handling of waste materials are identified and solved within scope of work. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor or moderator respectively with the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA), or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or with another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA, or by another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the relevant ETQA, according to the ETQA's policies and guidelines for assessment and moderation.
  • Moderation must include both internal (provider-based) and external (ETQA-based) moderation of assessment, unless ETQA policies specify otherwise.
  • Assessment and moderation of assessment against this unit standard should encompass achievement of competencies described in the individual unit standard and may encompass achievement of integrated competencies with other unit standard(s).
  • Anyone wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to be assessed by any assessment agency, assessor or provider institution that is accredited by the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected within selected assessment criteria. 

    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 by:
  • Identifying and solving problems during waste handling.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:

    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community by:
  • Applying pest control activities within scope of work.
  • Controlling waste materials within scope of work.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:

    2. Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Applying pest control activities within scope of work.
  • Controlling waste materials within scope of work.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:

    2. Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact if pests and pest control methods on food safety.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact of waste materials on food safety.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively by using mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations by:
  • Explaining aspects of pest control and control of waste materials.

    Evident in Specific Outcome:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact if pests and pest control methods on food safety.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact of waste materials on food safety.
  • Applying pest control activities within scope of work.
  • Controlling waste materials within scope of work.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
    2. Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment.
    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

  • 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 by:
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact if pests and pest control methods on food safety.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the impact of waste materials on food safety.
  • Applying pest control activities within scope of work.
  • Controlling waste materials within scope of work.

    Evident in Specific Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
    2. Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment.
    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

  • 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 Specific Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of pest control in a food handling environment.
    2. Apply knowledge of pest control within scope of work.
    3. Demonstrate an understanding of the control of waste materials in a food handling environment.
    4. Apply knowledge of the control of waste materials within scope of work. 

    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:

    Where applicable, the following acts, current and future regulations and amendments should be considered:
  • Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, No. 54 of 1972.
  • Health Act, No 63 of 1977.
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  • Other industry specific Acts.

    Where applicable, the following International and National Standards should be considered:
  • SANS 1049 - Food Hygiene Management.
  • SANS 10330 - Requirements for a HACCP system.
  • ISO 22000 - Food safety management systems - Requirements for organisations throughout the food chain.
  • ISO 9001 - Quality Management System - Requirements.

    Definition of terms within this unit standard:

    Terminology: Clarification/ explanation/ definition
  • Food safety: Assurance that food will not cause harm to the consumer when it is prepared and/or eaten according to its intended use. Food safety is related to the occurrence of food safety hazards and does not include other human health aspects related to e.g. malnutrition.
  • Food safety hazard: Biological, chemical (including allergens) or physical agent in, or condition of, food with the potential to cause an adverse health effect.
  • Standard operating procedures: Refer to company procedures, prescribed procedures from the manufacturer, personal safety and food safety practices and procedures, good manufacturing practices, best practices, applicable legislation, time frames, recipes and specifications.
  • Where the term food is used, beverage is also implied. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50307   National Certificate: Bread and Flour Confectionery Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  59016   National Certificate: Fish and Seafood Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Core  64029   National Certificate: Food Processing: Plant Baking  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  59300   General Education and Training Certificate: Transport  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  74229   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  FOODBEV 
    Elective  50083   National Certificate: Milk and Cream Handling and Storing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-12-02  Was FOODBEV until Last Date for Achievement 


    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. Candy Cat 
    2. DIONYSUS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PTY LTD 
    3. Entecom CC 
    4. InnerOut Training Solutions 
    5. Learning Exchange Pty Ltd 
    6. Makwedeng Training 
    7. NOSA LOGISTICS PTY LTD 
    8. Operational Process Improvements (Pty) Ltd 
    9. Staffing Logistics 
    10. Swift Silliker (Pty) Ltd 
    11. The Fresh Foods Academy (Pty) Ltd 
    12. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 



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