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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for compensation claims submissions for occupational injuries and diseases 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
116508  Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for compensation claims submissions for occupational injuries and diseases 
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-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-07  2008-11-26  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2009-11-26   2012-11-26  

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
259610  Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases  Level 2  NQF Level 02   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This Unit Standard requires learners to be able to understand and describe the reporting accidents or diseases.
Persons credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Explain the basic knowledge of the Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Disease Act, the Occupational Diseases for Mines and Works Act and Chapter 23 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.
  • Describe the standard procedure of the reporting of an accident or disease.
  • Describe the compensation procedure. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The ability to read and write at ABET level 2 or equivalent will facilitate better understanding and proficiency in this unit standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Specific range statements are provided in the body of the unit standard where they apply to particular specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Explain the basic knowledge of the Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Disease Act, the Occupational Diseases in Mines and Works Act and Chapter 23 of the Mine Health and Safety Act. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The explanation of the legislative requirements pertaining to the compensation of occupational injuries and diseases is consistent with the relevant Acts. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Acts must include Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Disease Act, Occupational Diseases for Mines and Works Act, Mine Health and Safety Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Reporting of occupational injuries and/or diseases are explained in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The implications of not adhering to legislative requirements and standard procedures in the working place are described li relation to legislative requirements and company specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Implications must include Fair Industrial relations practices, non acceptance of compensation claim, Penalties (fine) to employer.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Describe the standard procedure of the reporting of an occupational accident or disease. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the reporting system to management and to authorities in accordance with standard procedure and legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the investigation process of the occupational accident/ diseases is in accordance with standard procedure and legislative requirements. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Describe the compensation procedure for occupational injuries and diseases. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Knowledge of compensation procedure is demonstrated in accordance with legislative requirements. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the required claim process (forms) for submission in accordance with legal requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Forms must include Employers report, First medical report, Progress report, Final medical report, Appeal system, Specialist report, Resumption form, Medical accounts.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Knowledge of the compensation benefits that are involved is demonstrated in accordance with legislative requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Benefits must include Earnings, Earnings for assessment, Temporary disability, Permanent disability, Compensation of death, Control of payment of pension, Medical treatment and Traveling expenses.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Knowledge of the employee responsibility is demonstrated in accordance with specific requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Employee responsibility must include Reporting of the injury/disease, Treatment, Medical benefit examinations, Lung removal at time of death, Safe-keeping of occupational health records for 40 years.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Assessment of learner achievements takes place at providers accredited by a relevant ETQA (RSA, 1998b) for the provision of programmes that result in the outcomes specified for this Unit Standard. Anyone assessing a learner against this Unit Standard must be registered as an assessor with a relevant ETQA. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this Unit Standard must be accredited as a provider with a relevant ETQA. The relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines and the agreed ETQA procedures will oversee moderation of assessment and is responsible for moderation of learner achievements of learners who meet the requirements of this Unit Standard. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Essential embedded knowledge will be assessed through assessment of the specific outcomes in terms of the stipulated assessment criteria. Candidates are unlikely to achieve all the specific outcomes, to the standards described in the assessment criteria, without knowledge of the listed embedded knowledge. This means that for the most part, the possession or lack of the knowledge can be directly inferred from the quality of the candidate's performance. Where direct assessment of knowledge is required, assessment criteria have been included in the body of the unit standard.

    The following embedded knowledge is addressed in an integrated way in the unit standard:
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Reporting
  • Legal and site-specific requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Solve Problems. Note: The ability of the candidate to identify accidents and occupational diseases that improve his/her problem solving skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community. Note: The ability and willingness of the candidate to interact and work correctly, indicates that he/she can work effectively as a team member in the bigger organisational structure. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively. Note: The identification of conditions that may influence the performance and well being of persons and the taking of appropriate action will indicate that the candidate can organise and manage activities in his/her working environment. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, organise and evaluate information. Note. The ability of the candidate to collect, organise and evaluate the necessary data and to interpret the results, will indicate a level of proficiency. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively, using visual, mathematical and / or language skills in the modes of oral and written presentations. Note: The ability of the candidate to use visual and language skills will indicate his/her effectiveness to communicate information in the mode of oral or written reports. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others). Note: The ability of the candidate to use science and technology effectively will contribute towards safeguarding the environment and health. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems. Note: The ability of the candidate to identify and refer anomalous conditions to a authorised person, confirms understanding that a specific observation, inference, action or decision can have an interrelated effect. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this Unit Standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the learner competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes.
  • Make sure evidence is gathered across the entire range, wherever it applies. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the learner is able to perform in the real situation.
  • Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • The assessment criteria provide the specifications against which assessment judgements should be made. In most cases, knowledge can be inferred from the quality of the performances, but in other cases, knowledge and understanding will have to be tested through questioning techniques. Where this is required, there will be assessment criteria to specify the standard required.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this Unit Standard, that the learner can achieve the outcomes again and again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance is reproducible.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles of assessment: appropriateness, fairness, manageability, integration into work or learning, validity, direct, authentic, sufficient, systematic, open and consistent. 

  • UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 259610, which is "Demonstrate basic understanding of the procedure for submission of compensation claims for injuries and occupational diseases", Level 2, 2 credits.

    Specified requirements include legal and site-specific requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:

    Legal Requirements
  • Relevant Acts: e.g. Mine Health & Safety Act, 1996 (Act no 29/1996), and Minerals Act and Regulations, 1991 (Act no 50/1991).
  • Mandatory Codes of Practice
  • Chief Inspector of Mines' Directives
  • Health Act
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Disease Act
  • Occupational Diseases in Mine and Works Act

    Site-specific
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Management Programme
  • Managerial Instructions
  • Mine Standard Procedures
  • List of Records
  • OH&S Risks
  • Working Guides 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Elective  48804   National Certificate: Occupational Safety, Hygiene and Environment  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2008-11-26  Was HW 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 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. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
    2. BOKONI PLATINUM MINES (PTY) LTD 
    3. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
    4. HARMONY GOLD MINING CO LTD 
    5. MATHOME TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (PTY) LTD 
    6. NORTHAM PLATINUM LTD 
    7. PALABORA COPPER (PTY) LTD 
    8. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
    9. VENETIA MINE 



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