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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
13951  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Financial Services   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 03 - Business, Commerce and Management Studies Finance, Economics and Accounting 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-08  2006-10-08  SAQA 0150/03 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2007-10-08   2010-10-31  

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 is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
242668  Demonstrate knowledge and application of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993 (OHSA) (as amended) and the responsibilities of management in terms of the Act  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended for all managers who should know the requirements of the OHSA and the consequences of non-compliance rather than the finer details of the Act. The focus is on the application of the Act for compliance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Understanding the basic principles of the Act and accompanying Regulations.
  • Explaining the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act.
  • Interpreting the management controls required to achieve compliance.
  • Understanding the record keeping required by the Act.
  • Explaining the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    There is open access to this unit standard. Learners should be competent in Communication and Mathematical and Financial Literacy at NQF Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this unit standard is:
  • Documents that have legal status include medical surveillance records, appointments, inspection registers, minutes of meetings, investigation reports and training records. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the Act and Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The concept of civil liability is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The concept of criminal liability is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Reasons for the existence of the Act are explained with reference to good corporate governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The generic structure of the Act is known and the Act and Regulations are used to access information on three different aspects. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The responsibility of an organisation to ensure compliance within the generic framework of the Act is explained relative to the duties of employer, employees and contractors. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The accountability of the Chief Executive Officer or person deemed to be the Chief Executive Officer under the Act is explained and an indication is given of the legal implications of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The structures required to facilitate application of the Act in an organisation are named and an indication is given of the appointments required to achieve compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The duties of three designated appointments are explained with reference to responsibilities and accountability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The obligation of the employer to provide the means to comply with the Act are explained with reference to resources and financing. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Interpret the management controls required to achieve compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The aspects of the Act and Regulations applicable to a specific business are identified and interpreted into a compliance plan for the organisation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. A risk assessment in relation to the plan is conducted and an indication is given of control measures required to contain the assessed risks at an acceptable level. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. A case study is used to assess and review risk control measures in an organisation. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of record keeping required by the Act and Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Documents that have legal status are named and an indication is given of why each is necessary and the timeframes relating to each of the documents. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The use of documents and records in a management audit to prove legal defense, compliance, and corporate governance is explained with reference to the evidence each document provides. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Explain the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The training required to ensure that employees are conversant with the hazards and precautions necessary to ensure health and safety in the workplace are explained with reference to risk exposure, precautions required for safe work, equipment for safe work procedures, duty to report and monitoring of the quality of the safety programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The legal requirements in respect of training are explained for a specific workplace. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The duties of employees to comply with safety requirements and report health and safety risks or threats to themselves are explained and a process is proposed to ensure compliance. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation for this Unit Standard shall be obtained from the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance Body, through summative and formative assessment by a registered assessor.
  • Assessors must be registered as an Assessor with the INSQA or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding with the INSQA.
  • Moderators must be registered as assessors with INSQA, or with an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Agreement with INSQA.
  • Training providers must be accredited by the relevant ETQA.

    Moderation should include both internal and external moderation where applicable. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Learners are capable of identifying and solving problems in which responses show that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made in proposing control measures to contain risks at an acceptable level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Learners are capable of collecting, organising and critically evaluating information in assessing risk in relation to a plan for an organisation or business unit. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Learners are capable of communicating effectively explaining different requirements of the Act, producing a plan and accessing information in the Act and Regulations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Learners are capable of seeing the world as a set of related systems identifying potential risks and proposing control measures. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Core  50560   Further Education and Training Certificate: Small Craft Construction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2009-08-31  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  48399   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sugar Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Core  24396   National Certificate: Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2006-10-08  Was INSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  49398   National Certificate: Incident Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2015-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  48494   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  57803   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fire and Rescue Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  LG SETA 
    Elective  50480   Further Education and Training Certificate: Firearm Training  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  SAPFTC 
    Elective  48640   National Certificate: Financial Services Management  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  49396   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Credit Control  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-10-22  Was W&RSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  49397   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations Supervision  Level 4  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L4  Reregistered  2015-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  48855   National Certificate: Emergency Services Operations  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-02-18  Was LG SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    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.
     
    1. Boxer Superstores (Pty) Ltd 
    2. Cherry Tree Trading cc 
    3. CROSS-SECTORAL PROVIDER 
    4. Eyethu Services 
    5. faisit (Pty) Ltd 
    6. HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY TRAINING & CONSULTA 
    7. Insurance Technical School 
    8. INTERNATIONAL FIREARM TRAINING ACADEMY 
    9. RICHTEK CAMPUS. UMFOLOZI COLLEGE 
    10. Tsb Sugar RSA Ltd 
    11. Ubuhle HR & Management Consultants 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.