Managers, Supervisors and Safety Officers and as part of a qualification. This unit standard has been designed as part of a progression. It is one of a series of unit standards for safety, health and environmental protection.
Purpose: U/S 259601 & 120344
Learners credited with this unit standard will be able to explain the importance of integrating safety and health considerations in routine activities within the workplace and identify the critical areas in order to prevent incidents taking place. Learners will be able to measure safety performance against established objectives, deal with any deviations from the set objectives and make recommendations on the development of the safety and health management programme.
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.
Content: U/S 259601 & 120344
The Safety and Health Policy and its impact on the implementation of the management programme.
The importance and purpose of implementing safety and health management programme components in the workplace is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production.
The importance of integrating safety and health considerations in all routine activities is explained in terms of the consequences to health and safety of individuals and the impact on production.
Reporting and evaluating accidents and incidents identified as detrimental to H&S to determine safety and health performance.
Measuring safety performance against established objectives to evaluate progress towards a healthy and safe workplace, including the tools and techniques used and applied according to specified requirements.
Dealing with deviations from the H&S management programme in order to eliminate them. Recommendations on the development of an H&S management programme in accordance with the Safety and Health Policy.
The unit standard covers the current occupational health and safety regulations. Specified requirements include legal requirements and are contained in the current occupational health and safety legislation.
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.
The concept pf criminal liability is explained with examples, with reference to good corporate governance.
The generic structure of the legislation is known and the acts and regulations are used to access information on three different aspects.
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.
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.
The duties of the three designated appointees are explained with reference to responsibilities and accountability.
The obligation of the employer to provide the means to comply with legislation is explained with reference to resources and financing.
The qualifying learner is capable of:
· Explaining the requirements for the implementation of a safety and health management programme in the workplace.
· Implementing the procedures for evaluating safety and health performance in a workplace, as required by the safety and health management programme.
· Evaluating performance of workplace safety activities required by the safety and health management programme.
· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.
· Explain the requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation.
· Determine the management controls required under legislation to achieve compliance.
· Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of record keeping by the legislation.
· Explain the legal obligations of the employer in terms of training and communication.