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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate understanding of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244288  Demonstrate understanding of occupational health and safety legislation in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Occupational Health and Safety   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 09 - Health Sciences and Social Services Preventive Health 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular-Fundamental  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

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 enables learners to interpret health and safety legislation, and advise management on issues, which threaten the safety of people in the workplace.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Discussing pertinent occupational health and safety legislation applicable to a specific workplace.
  • Discussing and explaining the application of the common law principles pertinent to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Explaining the principles of the law of delict and of criminal law applicable to an accident occurring in the workplace.
  • Applying the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Mathematical skills at NQF Level 4.
  • Communication skills at NQF Level 4. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Discuss pertinent occupational health and safety legislation applicable to a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant safety legislative and other requirements, directly related to safety practice including acts, codes of practice and SABS standards are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The general aims and objectives of relevant safety laws are explained and the practical implications of all the relevant acts for safety practice in the workplace are stated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal rights and responsibilities of employees, employers, line managers, safety representatives, safety committees, visitors, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers are explained. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Discuss and explain the application of the common law principles pertinent to health and safety in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The principles of common law applicable to health and safety in the workplace are identified and applied to any given case study relevant to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An opinion is provided on the legal position of all involved parties in the given case study in terms of the common law principles applicable to health and safety in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the principles of the law of delict and of criminal law pertinent to an accident occurring in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant principles of the law of delict and criminal law applicable to an accident that occurred in the workplace are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The criminal and/or civil liability of a negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict and/or criminal law is described. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant sections of the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases are applied to any given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An opinion on the legal position of both the employer and the injured party in any given case study in terms of the current legislation for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases is stated and motivated. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or another ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding 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 by SAQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Specified Requirements:

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following categories of documentations:
  • Legal:

    Include, but not limited to, pertinent sections of legislation including associated regulations and other supporting documentation.

    Range:

    > Occupational health, safety and environment.
    > Mining and minerals.
    > Local government.
    > Mandatory codes of practice.
    > Safety standards.
  • Site Specific:

    > Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA).
    > Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme.
    > Managerial Instructions.
    > Mine Standard Procedures.
    > List of Recorded OH&S Risks.
    > Working Guides.
    > Equipment and Materials Specifications. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking.

    Note:
  • By applying OHS Legislation the individual will be required to have a basic knowledge on the specific requirements of the workplace and so be able to solve problems and make decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.

    Note:
  • The individual will have to take an active part in applying OHS Legislation to ensure the requirements and needs of the represented people are addressed. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage themselves and their activities responsibly and effectively.

    Note:
  • As part of the team, the individual will take into account the activities around him/her and ensure that his/her actions are complementary. 

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

    Note:
  • When participating in applying OHS Legislation, the individual will have to collect, organize and evaluate information in such a way that he/she will be able to contribute to decision-making. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and/or language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations.

    Note:
  • The expectations and contributions of the represented people is communicated during applying OHS Legislation and feedback on the progress and results of the programme is provided. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.

    Note:
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting statistical data. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation.

    Note:
  • He/she must understand the impact of applying OHS Legislation on the overall objectives of the working place. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  83446   National Certificate: Electronics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  66789   National Certificate: Environmental Management  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Core  58625   National Certificate: Occupational Safety  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  61729   National Diploma: Policing  Level 6  NQF Level 06  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Elective  66389   Higher Certificate: Diagnostic and Procedural Coding  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  HW SETA 
    Elective  79886   National Certificate: Business Advising  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SERVICES 


    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 Quality Assuring Bodies 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 Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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