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Management Legal Liability


Unit Standard (SAQA Reg. No 242668)

The practice of occupational health and safety, as well as the OHSA, is one of those ‘things’ which impose responsibilities and/or obligations on employers and, by ignoring those duties, employers continuously put themselves at risk. Failure to fulfil these legal responsibilities employers, employees could be prosecuted both under civil and criminal law, which may result in fines and/or even imprisonment.

COURSE DURATION: 1 Week Maximum or 2 days full time.

NQF LEVEL: Level 4


Quality Assured Partner: Transport Education And Training Authority

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What is the learning outcome of this programme

Our Management Legal Liability course cover everything from law and legislation to “what” is the purpose of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Employers will often be held liable for the conduct of their employees. Even if the employer had no intention or the motive for harm and played no physical role in the harm. To understand why, you have to understand two basic concepts“ employer/employee responsibilities and liabilities” and understand minimum compliance’s by implementing management control and workplace safety inspections. The qualifying learners will be able to;

Explain the basic principles of the Act and the accompanying Regulations.

Explain the requirements for minimum compliance stipulated in the Act.

Interpret the management controls required to achieve compliance.

Explain the obligations of managers in terms of communication and training.

Entry level requirements into this programme
  • Certified copy of your ID document.
  • School certificate Grade 12 or Skills certificate equivalent NQF Level 4 or Trade test certificate.

Target Audience

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, industrial insurance, committee members, employees and supervisors.

Online technical requirements

The system requirements for the Moodle user are modest. All you really need is a solid, reliable internet connection and a modern web browser which can be downloaded within our e Learning platform.

Operating system
  • Windows: Windows vista or higher.
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X or higher.
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