About the Course
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 with reference to 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 organisation to ensure compliance within the generic framework of the legislation is explained relative to the duties of 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 application of the legislation in an organisation are identified and an indication is given of the appointments required to achieve compliance.
The duties of any three designated appointees are explained with reference to responsibilities and accountability
The obligation of the employer to provide the means to comply with the legislation is explained with reference to 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: 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 with reference to 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 is 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.