Purpose

A person achieving this unit standard will be able to receive, store and issue agrochemical products in a safe, secure and responsible manner. Furthermore, the person will be able to deal with emergencies related to the storage of agrochemicals.

Learners will gain an understanding of sustainable agricultural practices as applied in the animal-, plant and mixed farming sub fields. The application of agro-chemicals in primary agriculture is focussed on in this unit standard.

They will be able to participate in, undertake and plan farming practices with knowledge of their environment. A culture of maintenance and care for both the environment as well as farming infrastructure and operations will be instilled by this unit standard.

SAQA ID: 116065
NQF Level: 2
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: Agriseta
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria:
It is assumed that a learner attempting this unit standard will demonstrate competence against the unit standard or equivalent:
NQF 2: Monitor, collect and collate agricultural data.

Unit Standard Range

Whilst range statements have been defined generically to include as wide a set of alternatives as possible, all range statements should be interpreted within the specific context of application.

Range statements are neither comprehensive nor necessarily appropriate to all contexts. Alternatives must however be comparable in scope and complexity. These are only as a general guide to scope and complexity of what is required.

Specific Outcomes

1. Receive, store and issue agrochemicals as advised.
2. Categorise and segregate agrochemical stock according to a set of requirements.
3. Implement appropriate safety and security measures.
4. Keep record of all stock.
5. Maintain cleanliness and hygiene of the storage facility and containers.
6. Deal appropriately and effectively with emergencies.

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