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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it applies to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116223  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it applies to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Air-conditioning Refrigeration and Ventilation 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 06 - Manufacturing, Engineering and Technology Manufacturing and Assembly 
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 replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
9267  Demonstrate knowledge of the definitions and sections 1, 8, 13 and 14 of the OHS Act applicable to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Demonstrate understanding of the definitions, implication and application of the definitions of section 1 and the clauses in sections 8, 13 and 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety act (OHS Act) as it applies to employees in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
ABET 4 literacy. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The following definitions of section 1 of the Occupational Health and Safety act:
"building", "employee", "employer", "employment", "hazard", "health and safety equipment", "healthy", "incident", "machinery", "major incident", "office", "plant", "premises", "prescribed", "properly used", "reasonably practicable", "regulation", "remuneration", "risk", "safe", "shop", "substance", "trade union", "user", "work", workplace",

The following clauses of section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
General duties of employers to their employees.
Clause 8.(1) and 2 (a) to(j)

The following clauses of section 13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Duty to inform.
Clause 13 (a) to (c)

The following clauses of section 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
General duties of employees at work.
Clauses 14 (a) to (e) 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
State the objectives of the OSH Act and explain the definitions. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The objectives of the OSH Act are stated and explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
The definitions as given in section 1 (as listed under range) of the act are correctly explained. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Demonstrate understanding of section 8 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Understanding of the general duties of employers to their employees as stated in section 8 is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Demonstrate understanding of section 13 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Understanding of the duty to inform as stated in section 13 is demonstrated. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Demonstrate understanding of section 14 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
Understanding of the general duties of employees at work as stated in section 14 is demonstrated. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
Any person wishing to be assessed against this unit standard may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant ETQA, who may appoint a moderator to be present at the assessment. 

UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
The objective of the Occupational health and safety act and the applicable definitions, application and implications of the sections stated under "range". 

UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
Learner and societal development
  • Understanding the necessity of laws and regulations 

  • UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others
  • Understand that laws and regulations are necessary to regulate working conditions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information
  • Interpreting the OHS Act 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems
  • Understand the reasons for laws and regulations 

  • 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 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 9267, "Demonstrate knowledge of the definitions and sections 1, 8, 13 of the 14 of the OHS Act applicable to employees in air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries", Level 2, 3 credits.

    The learner does not have to repeat the laws "word for word" but only needs to demonstrate that he understands the definitions and the application of the law as it affects him in the workplace.
    Assessment may be done by means of a written test. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48959   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65449   National Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 


    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. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Swinton Road Campus 
    2. Coastal Kzn F.E.T. College - Umbumbulu Campus 
    3. COLLEGE OF CAPE TOWN (Pinelands Campus)(DTTC) 
    4. Dawsons Training Academy (Pty) Ltd (DURBAN) (TP) 
    5. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    6. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    7. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    8. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PORT ELIZABETH 
    9. MCD Training Centre (Pty) Ltd (VEREENIGING) (TP) 
    10. MUTUAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY (PTY) LTD T/A EQSTRA TECHNICAL TRAINING AC 
    11. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    12. Shukela Training Centre 
    13. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    14. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    15. Umgungundlovu FET College - Plessislaer Campus 
    16. Wavelength T.T.I 
    17. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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