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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act applicable to technicians employed in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116379  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act applicable to technicians employed 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 4  NQF Level 04 
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
13454  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act applicable to technicians employed in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
State the implication and application of sections 17,18 and 37 and the regulations regarding driven machines, electrical installations and electrical machinery of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS ACT) as it applies to mechanics employed in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of the OSH Act as it affects employees and experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The following clauses of section 17 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Health and safety representatives, Clauses 17.1 to 17.7.

The following clauses of section 18 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Function of health and safety representatives, Clause 18.1 to 18.4.

The following clauses of section 37 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
Acts or omissions by employees or mandatories, Clause 37.1 to 37.6.

Driven machinery regulations:
Definitions: block and tackle, builder's hoist, cradle, divisional inspector, explosive powered tool, goods hoist, lifting machine, lifting tackle, lift truck, point of operation.
Regulations: 2, 8, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Electrical installation regulations:
Definitions: accredited person, certificate of compliance, electrical contractor, electrical installation, electrical tester for single phase, installation electrician, installation work, master installation electrician, point of consumption, point of control, point of outlet, point of supply,
SABS 0142.
Regulations: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.

Electrical machinery regulations:
Definitions: circuit, conductor, dead, earthed, electrical installation, insulated, live or alive, miniature substation, portable electric tool, system, voltage.
Regulations: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10 and 23. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Interpret section 17 of the OHS ACT. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The OSH Act regarding health and safety representatives is correctly interpreted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Interpret section 18 of the OHS ACT. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The functions of health and safety representatives are correctly interpreted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Interpret section 37 of the OHS ACT. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The duties under "Acts or omissions by employees or mandatories are correctly interpreted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Interpret the applicable sections of the "driven machine regulations". 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The applicable sections of the "driven machine regulations" are correctly interpreted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Interpret the applicable sections of the "electrical installation regulations". 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The applicable sections of the "electrical installation regulations" are correctly interpreted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
Interpret the applicable sections of the "electrical machinery regulations". 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
The applicable sections of the "electrical machinery regulations" are correctly interpreted. 


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 reason for 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 OSH 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 13454, "Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act applicable to technicians employed in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Supplementary information:

    The learner does not have to repeat the laws "word for word" but only needs to demonstrate that he understands the application of the law as it affects him/her 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  48966   Further Education and Training Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65509   Further Education and Training Certificate: Air-conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  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. IFIHLILE TRAINING ACADEMY GAUTENG (PTY) LTD (Halfway House)(TP) 
    2. Industries Education & Training Institute (MAITLAND) (TP) 
    3. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE - PE TTC 
    4. Service Corps T/A Works Training School (ELANDSFONTEIN) (TP) 
    5. Shukela Training Centre 
    6. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    7. Umfolozi FET College - Mandeni Campus 
    8. Wavelength T.T.I 
    9. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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