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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply personal hygiene principles in a poultry abattoir 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119492  Apply personal hygiene principles in a poultry abattoir 
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  15 
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 
Understand the dangers of microbiological contamination of poultry products and the personal hygiene practices to prevent contamination. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Personal Hygiene Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The appropriate daily personal protective clothing for the specific work area is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Personal Protective Clothing (PPC).
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The infrastructure that is required for employees to adhere to basic hygiene is described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Infrastructure - Washroom, toilets, hot running water, consumables: soap; disinfectants; air dryer.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The aspects of disease transmission that affect personal hygiene and health are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Disease transmission - bacteria microbes, contagious, infectious, discharge, health status (medical tests),
reporting.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
The basic medical services that are provided, are listed. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Medical service.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
The reporting procedures for personal illness, disease and infection are explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Reporting - health worker, manager.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
The manner in which information on health and personal hygiene is made available to employees is
described. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Information - workshops, meetings, letters, training.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Nails/hair
Wash hands - soap and warm water, don't towel dry, after toilet, immediately after contact with contaminated product.
Cover cuts/abrasions, use protective gloves, don't pick nose, no spitting / coughing, report illness/injury immediately, no smoking or drinking or eating in poultry handling areas, shower regularly, work with poultry rearing or processing - not both, don't litter, neat and tidy at all times, work only in a clean or a dirty area - don't move between the two, all other restrictions as per company SOP's. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The most important requirements of personal hygiene are detailed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for adherence to the personal hygiene rules are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The possible effects of not conforming to these rules are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate an understanding of the personal protective clothing that is required to ensure good personal hygiene. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Personal protective clothing (PPC) , Light coloured clothes in clean areas, hair nets, aprons, gumboots, change clothing if excessively dirty /contaminated, maintenance staff to wear overalls, cover personal clothing, long/short sleeves, as per company SOP. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The protective clothing required for the workplace is indicated. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The reasons for wearing the approiate PPC are explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Distinguish between personal and general equipment used in the workplace and the responsibility for the cleaning and sanitizing of these. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The personal equipment used in the workplace is indicated and the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing these is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Implements, knives, stainless steel gloves, frequent cleaning.
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The general equipment used in the workplace is detailed and the frequency of cleaning is explained. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
Machinery, Equipment as per company procedures.
 


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 for 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.

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene. 

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

    Refer to the following specific outcome:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene. 

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

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Distinguish between personal and general equipment used in the workplace and the responsibility for the cleaning and sanitizing of these. 

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

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene. 

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

    Refer to the following specific outcomes:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene. 

  • 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:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal protective clothing that is required to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Distinguish between personal and general equipment used in the workplace and the responsibility for the cleaning and sanitizing of these. 

  • 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:
  • Show an understanding of the facilities necessary to ensure personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities and procedures to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the personal protective clothing that is required to ensure good personal hygiene.
  • Distinguish between personal and general equipment used in the workplace and the responsibility for the cleaning and sanitizing of these. 

  • 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  49581   National Certificate: Poultry Processing  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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    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.