Lesson 1:  Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of the relevant legislation.

  • The concept of civil liability is explained with examples.

  • The concept of criminal liability is explained with examples. 

  • Reasons for the existence of the legislation are explained concerning 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 responsibility of an organization to ensure compliance within the generic framework of the legislation is explained relative to the duties of the employer, employees, and contractors

  • 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. 


Lesson 2:  Explain the requirements for compliance as stipulated in the current legislation

  • The structures required to facilitate the application of the legislation in an organization are identified and an indication is given of the appointments required to achieve compliance.

  • The duties of any three designated appointees are explained concerning responsibilities and accountability

  • The obligation of the employer to provide the means to comply with the legislation is explained concerning resources and financing.

Lesson 3: Determine the management controls required under legislation to achieve compliance

  • Aspects of the legislation applicable to a specific operation are identified and a compliance plan is drafted. 

  • Deviations from the plan are identified and an indication is given of control measures required to achieve compliance.

  • Control measures are assessed and reviewed.

Lesson 4: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of record-keeping required by the legislation

  • Documents that have legal status are named and an indication is given of why each is necessary and the time frames relating to each of the documents are explained

  • The use of documents and records is explained concerning legal compliance and corporate governance

Lesson 5: Explain the legal obligations of the employer in terms of training and communication. 

  • The training required to ensure that employees are conversant with the hazards and precautions necessary to ensure health and safety in the workplace are explained. 

  • The legal requirements in respect of training are explained for a specific workplace. 

  • The duties of employees to comply with health and safety requirements and report health and safety risks or threats are explained and a process is proposed to ensure compliance.