SAFE06021 2019 Safety Legislation 1

General Details

Full Title
Safety Legislation 1
Transcript Title
Safety Legislation 1
Code
SAFE06021
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Blaithin McGrath
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module introduces the Irish & EU legal system and examines the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act and principle regulations pertaining to safety, health and welfare in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe the operation of the legal system in connection with safety and health at work.

2.

Distinguish between civil liability and criminal liability.

3.

Discuss the requirements of the primary Act and principle regulations. 

4.

Interpret and apply legislative requirements to the workplace.

5.

Demonstrate an ability to read and interpret safety & health legislation.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, augmented by independent learning and directed learning.  This approach is expected to address student learning needs.  Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, unloading assignments and journals)

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final Exam.  3 MCQs worth 10% each will be given at regular intervals during the term.  Self assessment tests and other forms of formative assessment are provided to students to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Sources of Law, Primary Legislation, Delegated Legislation, EU Influence

Civil & Criminal Liability, Duty of Care & Contributory Negligence

Development of safety workplace legislation, Barrington Commission, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989 , Health and Safety Authority established

E.U. Framework Directives

Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act, 

Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

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 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 4 1,2
2 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 8 4,5
3 Moodle Quiz Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 11 4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

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

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2007 Health and Safety Law and Practice
ISBN 185800439X ISBN-13 9781858004396

The focus of Health and Safety: Law and Practice - 2nd edition is on the legislative and common law positions relating to health and safety and the consequent implications for employers and employees.It is comprehensive and fully up-to-date, incorporating the most recent legislation - Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 - which repeals and replaces the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 1989. It also includes a brand new chapter on bullying, harassment and stress as a health and safety issue in the work place.It is therefore an indispensable source of reference to the many detailed regulations implemented under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 and the authoritative guidelines issued by the Health and Safety Authority.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 (S.I. No. 10 of 2005)

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005 HSA Guidance

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007

(S.I No. 299 of 2007)

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations, 2007 HSA Guidance

Kinsella, J., 2012, Health, Safety & Welfare Law in Ireland, 2nd Edition, 2012, Gill & Macmillan

Byrne, R., 2008, Safety Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: 2nd Edition, NIFAST

Shannon, G., 2007, Health & safety Law & Practice: 2nd Edition, Round Hall Ltd.

Byrne, R., Safety Health and Welfare at Work Law in Ireland: Supplement, 2003, NIFAST

Byrne & McCutcheon, 2003, The Irish Legal System, 4th ed., Butterworths , Dublin

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

.

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None