Skills Programme: Legal Liability for Managers and Supervisors, U/S 120344 & 9964

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Purpose of the course:  
The learners will be able to explain the basic principles of relevant current health and safety legislation and the consequences of non-compliance.  

SAQA unit standard aligned  
Unit standard 120344 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of relevant current occupational health and safety legislation.  NQF level 4 is worth 2 credits.  

Unit standard 9964 Apply Health and Safety to a work area NQF level 2 is worth 3 credits.              
Course outcomes:  
Participants on completion of this course will know and understand:
The knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.
The requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation.
Management controls are required under legislation to achieve compliance.
The knowledge and understanding of record keeping required by the legislation.
The legal obligations of the employer in terms of training and communication.
Implications of exposure to hazardous substances
A health and safety program includes hazard identification, risk assessment, and a health and safety plan.
Statutory requirements regarding Acts and Regulations  

Course structure:  
Civil and criminal Liability
Reasons for the existence of the legislation
The generic structure of the legislation to access information
Compliance and accountability
Structures required in an organization, including appointments to achieve compliance
Duties, responsibilities, and accountability
Resources, financing, and compliance plan
Control measures and monitoring
Legal documentation
Documents and records with reference to legal compliance and corporate governance
The training required to ensure health and safety in the workplace
Legal requirements in respect of training
Duties of employees
Potential HazardsPersonal Protective EquipmentEmergency Procedures
Procedure to apply to illness or injury
Target group:  
This course is aimed at 16.1 and 16.2 appointees, all managers, supervisors, executives, management representatives, and also health and safety representatives.      

Attendance and Competent certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.  Hardcopy certificates are available on request at an additional cost.