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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply health and safety in Rooibos production and processing 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123172  Apply health and safety in Rooibos production and 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 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 principles and practices of health and safety that should be utilized in the production and processing of Rooibos. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 1. 

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 Rooibos production facility. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS), Rooibos production / processing safety practices. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

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

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The provisions of the OHS that affect the Rooibos production / processing industry are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) that are specific to safety in a Rooibos production / processing facility are outlined. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Show an understanding of the duties and responsibilities of employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment in a Rooibos production / processing facility. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
The range includes but is not limited to: Adherence to the OHS Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The factors that contribute to a safe working environment are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The measures that employers must take to maintain a safe working environment are described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The importance of providing health and safety training to employees is explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Six (6) examples of each of the following signs/symbols that are found in the workplace are identified and explained:
  • Information signs / symbols
  • Instructional signs / symbols
  • Fire prevention signs / symbols
  • Warning signs / symbols 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Health and safety checks are conducted according to standard operating procedures. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the duties and responsibilities of employees in a Rooibos production / processing facility. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: wear the specified PPC, utilize the necessary PPE for the safe performance of work, report unsafe situations, report defective or unsafe equipment. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The PPC to be worn in the workplace is detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The reasons why the various PPE items must be used in the workplace are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The care and maintenance of PPE used in the workplace is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for reporting health and safety hazards are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The safe use of equipment used in the workplace is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The need to care for the workplace facilities is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The importance of good housekeeping is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Load and transport materials and equipment safely. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: Forklifts, tractor drawn trailers, front end loaders, loading restrictions, lifting techniques. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The reasons why the loading restrictions of the various transporting equipment must not be exceeded, are explained. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The regulations for the use of forklifts as per the company's SOPs are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The regulations for the use of front end loaders as per the company's SOPs are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The need to utilize the correct lifting techniques for personal safety are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Understand the action to be taken in an emergency situation. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: 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 explained. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The evacuation procedures for in an emergency are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for the reporting of an emergency 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. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Embedded knowledge is reflected in the assessment criteria for each specific outcome and must be assed in its own right, through oral and written evidence. Observation cannot be the only assessment. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    The learner is able to identify and solve problems in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made by:
  • Applying the relevant safety procedures in the workplace.
  • Ensuring that all potential hazards in the workplace are identified. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Participating in evacuation and other safety drills. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Following the regulations for the use of personal protective clothing and equipment.
  • Conducting preventative maintenance checks on the equipment and the facilities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Utilising knowledge of safety principles to conduct a hazard analysis before a task is undertaken.
  • Participating as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    The learner is able to communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentation by:
  • Reporting of possible safety hazards.
  • Relaying the status of the equipment and the compliance to safety standards. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    The learner is able to use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others by:
  • Understanding the load restrictions of various transporting equipment.
  • Utilising fire prevention procedures in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    The learner is able to demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognizing that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    The learner is able to contribute to the full personal development of themselves and the social and economic development of the society at large.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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 
    The Learner:
  • Is expected to perform the specific outcomes reflected in this unit standard without direct supervision.
  • Should have access to work site procedures.
  • Should demonstrate an application of ethics and values.
  • Must apply basic principles of general safety and customer care.
  • Should demonstrate an awareness of the expectations and obligations of basic employee/employer relations including industrial relations principles.

    At this level the communication / reporting of issues arising in the workplace, is embedded in the specific outcomes and the related assessment criteria.

    It is understood that, due to the nature of the work environment and the skills level of the learner, that the aspects of teamwork form an integral part of the necessary specific outcomes and related assessment criteria.

    The points included under the notes, should be included when the qualifying learners are being assessed. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  50226   National Certificate: Rooibos Processing  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  50227   National Certificate: Rooibos Production  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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