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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
120344  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation 
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 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 does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners found competent in this unit standard will be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
  • Communication at NQF Level 2
  • Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 2 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    This unit standard covers the current occupational health and safety and mine health and safety regulations.

    Specified requirements include legal requirements and are contained in one or more of the following documents:
  • Current mine health and safety legislation
  • Current occupational health and safety legislation 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

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

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The legislative accountability of the chief executive officer and/or employer is explained and an indication is given of the legal implications of non-compliance. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Explain the requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

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

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

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Determine the management controls required under legislation to achieve compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Aspects of the legislation applicable to a specific operation are identified and a compliance plan is drafted. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Deviations from the plan are identified and an indication is given of control measures required to achieve compliance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Control measures are assessed and reviewed. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The use of documents and records is explained with reference to legal compliance and corporate governance. 

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

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

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

    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 health and safety requirements and report health and safety risks or threats are explained and a process is proposed to ensure compliance. 


    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 by 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 according the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification 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.
  • By implementing and maintaining health and safety legislation in a workplace, the individual will assist in solving problems. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as members of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • The individual will have to take reasonable care of his/her' and other's safety in the workplace, which shows concern for entire team and not only him/herself. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively.
  • 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, organize and critically evaluate information.
  • When implementing and maintaining health and safety legislation, the individual will have to collect and organise information in such a way that he/she will be able to evaluate it and make decisions. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and/or language skills in the modes of oral and/or written presentations.
  • Actions resulting from the implementation and maintenance of health and safety legislation must be communicated to all relevant persons. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically (showing responsibility toward the environment and health of others).
  • Science and technology are used at the appropriate level, e.g. in interpreting and discussing 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.
  • He/she must demonstrate understanding of the impact of his/her or others' actions in the overall objectives of the workplace. 

  • 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 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  78923   National Certificate: Autotronics  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Core  65010   National Certificate: Aviation Support Operations  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2018-06-30  TETA 
    Core  77063   National Certificate: Construction Health and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
    Core  79806   National Certificate: Occupational Hygiene and Safety  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Reregistered  2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  65569   Further Education and Training Certificate: Adventure Based Learning  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  66489   Further Education and Training Certificate: Foundry Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2013-11-07  MERSETA 
    Core  59098   Further Education and Training Certificate: Gaming Supervision  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Core  65589   Further Education and Training Certificate: High Speed Inter-City Commuter Railway Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Core  65650   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sewing Machine Mechanics  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2015-06-30  FPMSETA 
    Core  59057   Further Education and Training Certificate: Telecommunication Network Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Core  58337   Further Education and Training Certificate: Trade Union Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Core  65529   Further Education and Training Certificate: Transport Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  TETA 
    Elective  64289   Further Education and Training Certificate: Automotive Sales and Support Services  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MERSETA 
    Elective  48893   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dry Pet Food Advanced Processing Technology  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  AgriSETA 
    Elective  50520   Further Education and Training Certificate: Library Practice  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
    Elective  59889   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2010-01-25  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Elective  78143   Further Education and Training Certificate: Military Operations  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  SAS SETA 


    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.
     
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    78. Learning Exchange Pty (Ltd) 
    79. Legacy African Global Skills Academy Pty Ltd 
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    87. Mberwana Trading Enterprise 
    88. McCarthy Automotive Artisan Academy (MIDRAND) (TP) 
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    90. Mlasimbi Catering Primary Co-operative Limited 
    91. Mnambithi TVET College 
    92. Motheo Training Institute Trust 
    93. Mpilende Training and Technology Solutions 
    94. Mudau Picture Framers 
    95. Mukwevho Training and Development 
    96. NOLOSHA 
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    98. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
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    115. Sebenzisanane Human Capital 
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    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.