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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply health and safety practices in the wool and mohair fibre industry 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
123166  Apply health and safety practices in the wool and mohair fibre industry 
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 ensure that the learner is able to:
  • Understand the importance of organisational health and safety practices in the workplace.
  • Apply the principles and practices that will assist in achieving health and safety in the workplace. 

  • 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 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the health and safety legislation that pertains to the wool and mohair fibre industry. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: organisational health and safety legislation, (PPC), personal protective equipment (PPE). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic principles of organisational health and safety legislation are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The organisational health and safety risks relevant to the wool and mohair fibre industry are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of wearing the correct PPC is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The necessity of using the appropriate PPE in the workplace is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the employers' legal responsibilities to implement health and safety practices and the role that these fulfil. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: safe environment, safety signs, safety training, safety representatives, first aid, safety committees, safety guards, evacuation procedures, provision of PPC and PPE, fire drills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of providing a safe working environment is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to provide appropriate safety signs in the work place is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The necessity of instituting a safety training program is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The need for safety committees with safety representatives and the functions they fulfil are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The employers' responsibility to provide the appropriate PPC and PPE to employees is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The necessity of installing safety guards on all potentially hazardous machinery is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The need to establish emergency evacuation procedures and the regular practicing of these is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The need to establish fire drills and the regular practicing of these is explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the employees' responsibilities to adhere to the health and safety practices and procedures. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: safety regulations and procedures, wearing of PPC, use of PPE, report safety incidents, lifting techniques, safety signs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of wearing the prescribed PPC is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The need to use the appropriate PPE in the workplace is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The importance of reporting a chronic or contagious disease, and the possible impact on fellow employees in the workplace is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures for reporting safety incidents are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The importance of adhering to safety regulations and procedures in the workplace is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The correct lifting techniques are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The various safety signs that are utilised in the wool and mohair industry are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The basic steps to follow when administering emergency first aid are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Identify potential hazards in the workplace and describe the necessary safety precautions to prevent an incident. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: visual appearances, sounds and smells of machinery, hazards, mechanical, high density presses, offloading procedures, combustible chemicals or materials. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The importance of identifying abnormal visual appearances, sounds and smells that emanate from machinery in the workplace is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The various mechanical, electrical and working surfaces where potential hazards may occur, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The possible hazards associated with conveyors and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The possible hazards that may occur when operating a high density press and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The possible hazards that may occur when slitting wool and mohair bales and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The possible hazards that may occur when fork lifts are operating within a wool and mohair warehouse and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    The possible hazards that may occur when stacking wool and mohair bales in the warehouse and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    The possible hazards that may occur when offloading bales of wool and mohair and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 9 
    The possible hazards that may occur when handling or storing combustible chemicals / materials and the correct safety procedures to use, are described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Indicate the correct reaction to emergencies in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: fire drills, flooding, civil unrest, medical emergencies, accidents, injuries. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The adherence to an evacuation plan during fire drills is demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The evacuation procedures to be adopted in the event of flooding are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The correct behaviour and procedures to follow during civil unrest are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The procedures to follow in the event of a medical emergency are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The reporting and responsive procedures to be used in dealing with accidents are demonstrated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The procedures that must be followed when attending to injuries in the workplace are demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Show the positive impact that good housekeeping has on health and safety in the workplace. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    The range includes but is not limited to: SOPs (standard operating procedures), storage requirements, safety, reduction of incidents, minimise contamination. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relationship between the safety aspects of the SOPs and the achievement of good housekeeping is explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The storage practices that assist in the achievement of good housekeeping are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The ways in which good housekeeping practices can assist in achieving product protection are detailed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The aspects of good housekeeping practices that assist in minimising safety incidents are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role that good housekeeping practices play in minimising the contamination of wool and mohair are explained. 


    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. 

    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:
  • Identifying possible hazards in the workplace.
  • Ensuring that safety guards for hazardous machinery are in place. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    The learner is able to work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or communities by:
  • Realising the importance of health and safety in the workplace.
  • Identifying potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Understanding their own responsibilities, and those of others, with regard to health and safety in the workplace. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    The learner is able to organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively by:
  • Understanding their responsibility to adhere to the safety procedures.
  • Applying knowledge of the possible hazards in the workplace to minimise safety incidents
  • Reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    The learner is able to collect, organise and critically evaluate information by:
  • Recognising potential hazards in the workplace.
  • Understanding the correct procedures to address potentially dangerous situations in the workplace.
  • 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 any abnormal appearance, sounds or smells that emanate from the machinery.
  • Relaying information to superiors of possible defects that could cause a safety incident. 

  • 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 operation and use of fire fighting equipment.
  • Recognising the dangers that hazardous chemicals pose in the workplace and the correct use and storage of these. 

  • 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.
  • Being culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts.
  • Exploring education and career opportunities.
  • Developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

  • 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.
  • Evident in all Specific Outcomes. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors must:
  • Be registered as an by the relevant ETQA.
  • Hold an assessor certificate according to the current requirements.
  • Have experience or in depth knowledge of agriculture and food processing, specifically as it relates to wool. 

  • 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  50228   National Certificate: Wool and Mohair Handling  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 


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