QUSU06028 2019 Site Management and Health & Safety

General Details

Full Title
Site Management and Health & Safety
Transcript Title
Site Management and Health & S
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Colin Birney
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_CCONS_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Construction Economics SG_JQUAN_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying

This module will introduce the student to roles involved in the management of construction projects and the importance of health and safety on construction sites.


Learning Outcomes

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


Discuss the health and safety issues that can arise on a  construction site


Develop alternative site setup designs and layouts to varying complex construction sites


Demonstrate and compare various construction site health & safety issues, site pitfalls, method statements, site security and weather problems


Elaborate on the main principles of lean construction


Elaborate on the elements of on site quality control, record keeping and site diary

Teaching and Learning Strategies

In class lectures and practical exercises, with independent learning. This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques using Moodle, whereby educational material and relevant background information will be uploaded to Moodle. Continuous assessment assignments, student submission of assignments and student feedback will all utilise online learning using Moodle.

Students will also complete a one day Safe Pass Course.

Module Assessment Strategies

40% ongoing continuous assessment and 60% final exam at the end of the semester

Repeat Assessments

As per the current Mark and Standards procedure

Indicative Syllabus

Complete a Solas Safe Pass Course

Introduction to site set up techniques for various complex sites. Storage, transport, delay prevention

Health & Safety requirements, risk assessments, method statements, site security, inclement weather issues and Health & Safety legislation

Control and management of on-site resources - material, plant and people

Work and method study, bar/gantt charts, productivity, waste management and the principles of lean construction

On site quality control, record keeping, site diary, resource management

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Coursework & Continuous Assessment Continuous Assessment Assessment 40 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 End of semester formal exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Site Management and Health & Safety 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 2.47 Weekly 2.47
Workshop Flat Classroom Safe Pass 8 Once Per Semester 0.53
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.53 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2010-01-19 Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781405194204 ISBN-13 1405194200

In 1991 the Chartered Institute of Building initiated a multi-institute task force and a Code of Practice for Project Management for Construction and Development was published in 1992, with second and third editions in 1996 and 2002. Like previous editions, this fourth edition has been extensively updated. The fourth edition includes a range of new illustrations and high profile examples, and features new guidance on: CDM regulations Project planning Change management Project management software Mobile technology The range of procurement options The European perspective Contracts Effective project management involves the assessment and management of risk, and this is a strong theme throughout the Code. The Code of Practice provides an authoritative guide to the principles and practice of construction project management. It will be a key reference source for clients, contractors and professionals, irrespective of the size and nature of the project.

Recommended Reading
2002-11-04 Construction Management Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN 0632060425 ISBN-13 9780632060429

The construction industry continues to face substantial demands for improvement in quality and cost control, and a reduction in contract disputes. A number of management concepts have been promoted to help achieve this, but many in the industry find the concepts confusing and are sceptical about their usefulness. This book brings together, in a single volume, the main management concepts relevant to the construction industry, providing an objective account of the concepts and showing how they interrelate: * value management * buildability * benchmarking * total quality management * partnering and alliancing * supply chain management (new for this edition) * re-engineering In addition to a new chapter, a new section on strategic alliancing has been added. Text and references have been updated throughout.

Recommended Reading
2013-09-13 Modern Management Gill Education
ISBN 071715632X ISBN-13 9780717156320

Updated edition of this authoritative introduction to management, incorporating theory and practice, with emphasis on the changed Irish and global business environments. Extensively revised, this edition includes: historical and recent developments in the Irish business sector, supported by new data, trends, legislation and policy emphasis on the role of ethics in business and management today, with specific reference to Irish case studies the changed global business environment; its challenges and impact an introduction to change management, its pivotal link with innovation, and it's strategic role in a rapidly changing business environment. Includes many new case studies, vignettes and bestpractice examples, reflecting today's workplace in a variety of industries and sectors. Provides practical information and examples in how to apply management theory in a changing and challenging work environment. Engaging examples as well as skill-building and application exercises in each chapter help students understand and apply basic management principles. Written For: Management courses at diploma or degree level, and professional examinations with a management module

Recommended Reading
2010-08-27 Management in the Built Environment in Ireland Gill & MacMillan
ISBN 0717148017 ISBN-13 9780717148011

A comprehensive introduction to the concepts, principles and practices of Management as applied to the Built Environment in Ireland.

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