OHS Act Management Legal Liability Course

OHS Act Management Legal Liability Course

Unit Standard 242668

The purpose of this programme is to enable a learner to:
This Unit Standard is intended for all managers who should know the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) and the consequences of non-compliance. It will be useful for managers at all levels as well as safety and security officers, compliance officers and learners in commercial and industrial insurance.
  • • Explaining 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.
  • • Explaining the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training.
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Module 1: The act and Regulations
  • • Definitions
  • • Introduction
  • o The Need for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection.
  • • Law and Legislation
  • o Common law
  • o Statutory Law
  • o Health and safety legislation
  • • Occupational Health and Safety Act 85, 1993
  • o The Purpose of the Act
  • o Definitions
  • o Department Of Labour
  • o Objectives
  • o Standards
  • o Regulations
  • • Statutory Rights, Responsibilities And Liabilities
  • o Rights in the Constitution Of The RSA – Act 108, 1996
  • o Employer Responsibilities
  • o Employee Responsibilities
  • o Employee liabilities
  • o Employer liabilities
Module 2: Requirements for Minimum Compliance
  • • Health and Safety Representatives
  • o Functions of Health and Safety Representatives
  • o Explanations
  • • Health and Safety Committees
  • o Functions of Health And Safety Committees
  • o Health and safety meetings
  • o Who must attend these meetings?
  • o Documentation of meetings
  • o Powers of the H&S Committee
  • o Explanations
  • • Other Legal Requirements
  • o Inspectors
  • o Explanations
  • • Legislated duties
  • • Cost of incidents
  • o Social impact
  • o Financial impact
  • o Cost of incidents
  • o Incident ratio
Module 3: Planning OHS Inspections
  • • How to work safely
  • o Safeguarding Machinery and Equipment
  • o Burns from electrical apparatus
  • o Company Vehicles
  • • Hazards and Risks
  • o Physical Hazards
  • o Chemical Hazards
  • o Biological Hazards
  • o Ergonomic Hazards
  • o Psychosocial Hazards
  • o Classification of Hazards
  • o Risks
  • • Unsafe acts and conditions
  • o Unsafe acts
  • o Unsafe conditions
  • • Safe and productive work area
  • o The Internal Responsibility System
  • o Internal Responsibility for Health and Safety
  • o The Need for Procedures
  • o Follow this procedure
  • o Identify workplace hazards
  • o Controlling workplace hazards
  • • Workplace Safety Inspections
  • o Causes of Accidents
  • o The Need and Purpose of Workplace Inspections
  • o Types of Inspections
  • o Persons Responsible For Inspections
  • o Planning and Preparation
  • o Doing the Inspection
  • o Completing the Inspection Checklist
  • • Reporting On Hazards and Unsafe Conditions
  • o Steps to follow when reporting
  • o Methods of reporting
  • • Control Measures (Corrective Action)
  • o Risk Control Measures
  • o Maintaining risk control measures
  • o Examples of corrective action that can be recommended
  • o Practical Measures to Control Hazards
Module 4: Communication and Training
  • • Management Obligations
  • • Safety Training
  • o The Role Of On The Job Training In Preventing Future Accidents
  • o Controlling Losses By Teaching People
  • o Aims Of An On-The-Job Training Programme
  • o Coach employees
  • 2 Days
  • Level 4
  • 4 Credits

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