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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116719  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers 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 3  NQF Level 03 
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
9525  Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries  Level 3  NQF Level 03   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Demonstrate understanding and discuss the implication and application of sections 9, 15 and 24 and the regulations regarding the general safety regulations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHS Act) as applicable to experienced workers in the air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Knowledge of the definitions and sections 1,8, 13 and 14 of the OHS Act. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The following clauses of section 9 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
  • General duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees - Clause 9(1) and (2)

    The following clauses of section 15 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
  • Duty not to interfere with or misuse things - Clause 15

    The following clauses of section 24 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act:
  • Report to inspector regarding certain incidents - Clause 24(1), (2), (3) and (4) 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate understanding of section 9 of the OHS ACT. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the general duties of employers and self-employed persons to persons other than their employees is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Demonstrate understanding of section 15 of the OHS ACT. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the duty not to interfere with or misuse things is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Demonstrate understanding of section 24 of the OHS ACT. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the duty to submit a report to inspectors regarding certain incidents is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Demonstrate understanding of the applicable sections of the "general safety regulations". 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Understanding of the applicable sections of the "general safety regulations" 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 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 
    N/A 

    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, analyse, organise 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 CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Learner and societal development:
  • Understanding the necessity of 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 9525, which is "Demonstrate knowledge of the OHS Act as it affects experienced workers in the air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation industries", Level 3, 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  48963   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2009-03-12  Was MERSETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  65489   National Certificate: Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration and Ventilation  Level 3  NQF Level 03  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. Tekmation (Pty) Ltd T/A Tekmation Training Institute (DURBAN) (TP) 
    6. Winters Business Enterprise T/A Winters Tradesman Technical Tuition (PRETORIA) (TP) 



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