Occupational Health & Safety

~ This unit standard enables learners to interpret health and safety legislation, and advise management on issues, which threaten the safety of people in the workplace.
~ Learners credited with this Unit Standard are capable of:
~ Discussing pertinent occupational health and safety legislation applicable to a specific workplace.
~ Discussing and explaining the application of the common law principles pertinent to health and safety in the workplace.
~ Explaining the principles of the law of delict and of criminal law applicable to an accident occurring in the workplace.
~ Applying the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace.
-Discuss pertinent occupational health and safety legislation applicable to a specific workplace.
-Relevant safety legislative and other requirements, directly related to safety practice including acts, codes of practice and SABS standards are identified.
-The general aims and objectives of relevant safety laws are explained and the practical implications of all the relevant acts for safety practice in the workplace are stated.
-The legal rights and responsibilities of employees, employers, line managers, safety representatives, safety committees, visitors, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers are explained.
- Discuss and explain the application of the common law principles pertinent to health and safety in the workplace.
- The principles of common law applicable to health and safety in the workplace are identified and applied to any given case study relevant to the workplace.
- An opinion is provided on the legal position of all involved parties in the given case study in terms of the common law principles applicable to health and safety in the workplace.
- Explain the principles of the law of delict and of criminal law pertinent to an accident occurring in the workplace.
- The relevant principles of the law of delict and criminal law applicable to an accident that occurred in the workplace are identified.
- The criminal and/or civil liability of a negligent party in terms of the principles of the law of delict and/or criminal law is described.
- Apply the current Act for compensation for occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace.

Contact Details

Contact Person: 

Anil Salick
Course Details

Unit Standard: 

244288

NQF Level: 

Level 5

Credits: 

8

Course Delivery Method: 

Blended Blended

Distance Distance

Presented Presented Courses

In House In-House

Course Duration: 

1 day

Cost: 

R1100.00

Course fee Includes: 

Materials, Facilitation, Lunches/ Teas & Coffees, Portfolio Build, Certificate of Achievement, SETA Credit Bearing