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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Apply occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244514  Apply occupational health, safety and environmental legislation in the workplace 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Occupational Health and Safety 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  12 
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 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to interpret and apply Safety, Health and Environmental legislation that will enable them to advise management and facilitate measures to ensure legal compliance.

Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
  • Applying current sections of the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and relevant subordinate legislation, or the Mine Health and Safety Legislation and relevant subordinate legislation, to the workplace.
  • Applying the principles of common law applicable to safety, health and environment (SHE) in the workplace.
  • Applying the law of evidence and law of civil and criminal procedure in any given case study.
  • Applying the principles of the law of delict and the criminal law relevant to an accident that occurred in the workplace.
  • Applying current sections of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legislation in the workplace. 

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

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Apply current sections of either the Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and relevant subordinate legislation, or the Mine Health and Safety Legislation and relevant subordinate legislation, to the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Relevant current sections of either the current Occupational Health and Safety Legislation or the Mine Health and Safety Legislation are applied to a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The implementation and enforcement of the selected legislation in the given case study are described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implementation of other safety, health and environment (SHE) related legislation with regard to the case study is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The relationship between legal compliance and system requirements is described. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    An opinion of the legal positions of both employer and employee in the given case study is provided in terms of the selected legislation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Apply the principles of common law applicable to safety, health and environment (SHE) in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Common law principles applicable to SHE in the workplace are described and motivated. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An opinion of the legal position of both employer and employee in a given case study is stated with motivations in terms of the common law principles applicable to SHE in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Apply the law of evidence and law of civil and criminal procedure in any given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The relevant rules of the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedure applicable to any given case study are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The rules of the law of evidence and the law of civil and criminal procedure are applied in a given case study. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Apply the principles of the law of delict and the criminal law relevant to an accident that occurred in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    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 are applied in a given case study. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The legal position of a negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict and the criminal law are applied to an accident that occurred in the workplace. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Apply the current sections of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legislation in the workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The implementation and enforcement of the current sections of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legislation and subordinate legislation are discussed with regard to a given workplace situation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The current sections of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Legislation are applied in a given case study. 


    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 ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place 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 or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    N/A 

    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 the law the individual will be required to have a basic knowledge on the specific requirements of a health and safety risk assessment programme 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 the law 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 the law, 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 application of the law 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 the law on the overall objectives of the working place. 

  • 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 
    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. 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  66089   National Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  65609   National Diploma: Allied Health Therapies  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Core  79808   National Diploma: Occupational Safety  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  63369   National Diploma: Trade Union Practice  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Fundamental  90657   National Certificate: Prosecuting  Not Applicable  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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