Purpose

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.

SAQA ID: 242668
NQF Level: 4
Credits: 4
Accrediting SETA: TETA
Duration: 2 days
Recommended Entry Criteria: Grade 12
Certification Issued: Competency Certificate

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

  1. Explain the basic principles of the Act and the accompanying Regulations.
  2. Explain the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act.
  3. Interpret the management controls required to achieve compliance.
  4. Explain the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training.

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