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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

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 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
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 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Insurance and Investment 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
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
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
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  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 Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the consequences of non-compliance. It will be useful for managers at all levels as well as safety and security officers, compliance officers and learners in commercial and industrial insurance.

The qualifying learner is capable of:
  • Explaining 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.
  • Explaining the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in Communication and Mathematical Literacy at Level 3. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    The typical scope of this Unit Standard is:
  • Duties include those of employers, employees and contractors.
  • Managers include, but are not limited to, Chief Executive Officers, Directors, Line Managers and Supervisors.
  • Use of the Act should require reference to a selection of regulations appropriate to an organisation/business unit, or sector.
  • A compliance plan includes, but is not limited to, documents that have legal status and timeframes.
  • 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 
    Explain the basic principles of the Act and the accompanying Regulations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The concepts of civil liability and criminal liability are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reasons for the existence of the Act are explained with reference to health, safety and good corporate governance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The Act and Regulations are used to access information for different scenarios. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The responsibility of an organisation to ensure compliance within the generic framework of 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 
    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 
    The duties of selected designated appointments are explained with reference to responsibilities and accountability. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The obligations 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 
    A compliance plan is developed for an organisation or business unit. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A system to assess and review risk control measures is proposed for a specific organisation or business unit. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The use of documents and records in a management audit to support legal defense, compliance, and corporate governance is explained with reference to the evidence each document provides. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Explain the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The obligations of management to communicate policies and procedures relating to OHSA are explained with examples. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 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 
  • Anyone assessing a candidate against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA or ETQA where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists 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 where a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) exists with the relevant ETQA.
  • 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 
    N/A 

    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. 

    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 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", Level 4, 4 credits.

    Search words: OHSA, Occupational Health and Safety. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  79626   Further Education and Training Certificate: Commercial Property and Facilities Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 
    Core  64249   Further Education and Training Certificate: Diamond Design and Evaluation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  64729   Further Education and Training Certificate: Diamond Processing  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MQA 
    Core  66289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Lumber Milling  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  FPMSETA 
    Core  80046   National Certificate: Tactical Road Traffic Operations  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 
    Core  58473   National Diploma: Freight Handling Logistics  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2020-07-30  TETA 
    Elective  63409   National Certificate: Wholesale and Retail Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  W&RSETA 
    Elective  61595   Further Education and Training Certificate: Business Administration Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57849   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dangerous Goods: Multi-modal Transportation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2016-12-31  TETA 
    Elective  57712   Further Education and Training Certificate: Generic Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  57613   Further Education and Training Certificate: Short-Term Risk Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30  INSETA 
    Elective  59201   National Certificate: Generic Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Elective  58395   National Certificate: Project Management  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SERVICES 


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    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.
     
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