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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Clean and maintain premises and equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119957  Clean and maintain premises and equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Retail and Wholesale 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 11 - Services Wholesale and Retail 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 3  NQF Level 03 
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 all people within a wholesale or retail store that work at perishable foods areas and who are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of hygiene standards at the different perishable food departments.

Persons credited with this unit standard will be able to use cleaning chemicals correctly and identify the presence of pests while maintaining cleanliness of floors, work-surfaces and utensils. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
It is assumed that the learner is competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
N/A 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Prevent the growth of micro organisms. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The concept of cross-contamination is explained using examples. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Micro organisms found in food stores are described in relation to the impact they have on food and people. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
The condition for micro organisms to multiply is explained as applicable to the department and the store in general. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Ways to prevent micro organism growth are explained as applicable to the process of cleaning the department. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Use cleaning chemicals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The different cleaning chemicals and their uses are identified as per the instructions of the manufacturer and the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Floors are cleaned using tools and chemicals as required by the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Work surfaces, utensils and display cabinets are cleaned using the correct equipment and chemicals. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
Cleaning equipment is maintained in a clean and hygienic manner in order to promote health and hygiene in the store. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
Work surfaces are checked to be free of hazardous materials prior to being used. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Identify and report presence of pests. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Methods of identifying the presence of pests are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The legal requirements for the prevention of pests is explained as it applies to the organisation. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
Organisational procedure for reporting the presence of pests is explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Clean equipment and utensils. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Cleaning and storage methods for equipment and utensils are explained as they apply to the department. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
Equipment and utensils are cleaned and stored according to manufacturer and organisational requirements. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • This Unit Standard will be assessed by an assessor and moderated by a moderator registered with the relevant accredited ETQA.
  • Assessors should be in possession of a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the level of this qualification.
  • Training providers must be accredited by a relevant ETQA.
  • Assessment should include both formative and summative assessment. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • The different micro organisms in the industry and their impact on perishable foods and persons who eat spoiled foods.
  • The conditions required for micro organisms to multiply.
  • Cross contamination and how it occurs.
  • Cleaning processes to prevent the growth of micro organisms.
  • Cleaning chemicals and tools used by the organisation and their use and storage.
  • Methods for identifying the presence of pests.
  • The requirements for the prevention of pests.
  • Organisational procedures for the reporting of the sighting of pests.
  • Procedures for maintaining cleaning equipment in a clean and hygienic state.
  • Legal requirements in respect of pest control.
  • Organisational and manufacturer's cleaning and storage methods for appliances, equipment and utensils used in the department. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solving problems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Prevent the growth of micro organisms.
  • Identify and report presence of pests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of a team.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Identify and report presence of pests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and ones activities.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Use cleaning chemicals.
  • Clean equipment and utensils. 

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

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Use cleaning chemicals.
  • Identify and report presence of pests.
  • Clean equipment and utensils. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Identify and report presence of pests. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Maintain the environment.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Use cleaning chemicals.
  • Clean equipment and utensils. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Understand the world as a set of related systems.

    Refer to the following Specific Outcome/s:
  • Prevent the growth of micro organisms.
  • Use cleaning chemicals.
  • Clean equipment and utensils. 

  • 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 
    Terminology:

    Hazardous materials as used in Assessment Criteria 2.6 refer to such things as bits of glass, packaging material, bits of steel wool etc that could contaminate foodstuffs if present on work surfaces when used. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  49792   National Certificate: Retail Perishable Food  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2008-10-22  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 


    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. Award Media (Pty) Ltd T/A Award Training (PORT ELIZABETH) (TP) 
    2. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
    3. Gain-learning Today Leading Tomorrow cc 
    4. Nela Kahle 80 cc 
    5. Spar Group Ltd 
    6. The Ed Agency Pty Ltd 



    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.