LAW07028 2016 Health and Safety Law for Events

General Details

Full Title
Health and Safety Law for Events
Transcript Title
Health and Safety Law
Code
LAW07028
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
LAW - Law
Department
MRKT - Marketing, Tourism and Leisure
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Ruth Walsh
Programme Membership
SG_BTOUR_H08 201900 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business in Tourism with Event Management SG_BTOUR_B07 201900 Bachelor of Business in Business in Tourism with Event Management
Description

This module aims to provide students with a a knowledge of the basic principles of health and safety legislation. During the course these principles will be applied to both the workplace and tourism related events.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Outline the key legislation in relation to Health and Safety in Ireland

2.

Describe the obligations on employers and employees in relation to Safety Statements

3.

Explain the role played by the Health and Safety Authority

4.

Apply the fundamental principles of Health and Safety law to a tourism or leisure related event; 

5.

Demonstrate the ability to cooperate and work effectively with peers.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered by lecture and tutorial support as appropriate. The learner will be supported in developing an understanding of the theory and key principles in this area and how these apply in the commercial environment. Reference will be made to case study material to support this objective.

Module Assessment Strategies

This module will be assessed by Continuous Assessment (30%) during the semester and by an end of semester exam (70%).

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assessments will be developed as appropriate to assess failed elements.

Indicative Syllabus

1. Health and Safety Legislation

  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005;
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007;
  • Codes of Practice and statutory regualtion.

2. Health and Safety Authority

  • Duties and functions of the Health and Safety Authority;
  • Prosecutions/Case-law in relation to breaches of health and safety legislation.

3. Safety Statements

  • Obligations on employers and employees in relation to Safety Statements;
  • Hazard identification;
  • Risk Assessments;
  • Preparation of Safety Statement.

4. Health and Safety - Tourist /Adventure Activities

  • Adventure Activities Centres - regulation;
  • Codes of Practice/Regulation of Indoor Events and Outdoor Events.

5. Health and Safety for Events

  • Event planning - Health and Safety considerations;
  • Major incident planning;
  • Fire safety;
  • Structures and crowd management;
  • Electrical installations and sound;
  • Information and welfare;
  • Preparation of Event Management Plan.

6. Health and Safety in the Workplace

  • Obligations on employers and employees in relation to Safety in the Workplace;
  • Case-law.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Report , Project, Case study, Exam Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % Week 8 1,2,3,4,5
2 Formative and Summative Assessment Class discussions, quizzes, role play, case studies. Formative UNKNOWN - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom In class instruction. 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self learning. 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005;

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Regulations), 2007;

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: A Guide. NIFAST. Byrne, R.

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work. Hughes, P. & Ferret , E. Butterworth-Heinemann.

 

URL Resources

Various legal, government and European websites such as:

www.oireachtas.ie;

www.courts.ie;

www.westlaw.ie

www.constitution.ie;

www.irishstatuebook.ie;

www.europa.eu;

www.injuriesboard.ie.

www.irlii.org;

www.hsa.ie.

Additional Information

None