SAFE06036 2019 Health and Safety Representation

General Details

Full Title
Health and Safety Representation
Transcript Title
Health and Safety Representati
Code
SAFE06036
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
10 - 10 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Blaithin McGrath, Edel Costello, John Crummy, Lisa Cronin
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SHEAL_E06 201900 Level 6 Special Purpose Award in Science in Health and Safety Representation
Description

On completion of this module the participant will have the requisite skills, knowledge and competence to fulfill the role as Safety Representative in an organisation.   They will understand their role as Safety Representative in promoting, representing employees, communicating and advising on matters relating to occupational safety & health.  This module can be taken as a stand alone module with participants receiving a 10 credit Minor Award at Level 6 or particpants can take this module as part of the Higher Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health.

 

 

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the main legislation relating to health and safety in Irish workplaces 

2.

Understand the duties, functions and roles of those with responsibility for enforcing and complying with safety legislation with specific focus on HSA, employers, employees and safety representatives

3.

Understand the functioning of an effective safety representative and safety committee.

4.

Communicate safety and health information to peers and supervisors.

5.

Conduct hazard identification and risk assessment in a prescribed workplace.

6.

Conduct an investigation into a workplace accident.

7.

Advise on a range of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.

8.

Demonstrate an ability to resource and keep abreast of health and safety information.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will receive a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), independent learning and directed learning, Role-plays and presentations.

The online delivery will be blended with online activities to engage the learners using simulated role plays, scenarios, case studies.

 

 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

CA 1 (20%) Written Assignment Week 2-4

CA 2 (50%) Written Assignment Week 9-11

CA 3 (30%) SA Quiz Week 10-12

 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Identify the main legislation relating to health and safety in Irish workplaces 

Safety & Health Legislation in force in Ireland

Understand the duties, functions and roles of those with responsibility for enforcing and complying with safety legislation with specific focus on HSA, employers, employees and safety representatives

Role of the HSA 

Role of the Safety Representative

Duties of the employer

Duties of the employee

Conduct an investigation into a workplace accident.

Accident Investigation, procedures, accident statistics, talking to interested parties. 

Advise on a range of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.

Safety Consultation, employee participation, roles and functions,

Understand the functioning of an effective safety representative and safety committee.

Communication skills, effective meetings, agendas, minutes, action items, close outs, monitoring performance,

Communicate safety and health information to peers and supervisors.

Effective communication skills, preparing  newsletter article, powerpoint presentation

Conduct hazard identification and risk assessment in a prescribed workplace.

Risk Management, Safety Statement requirements, hierarchy of controls, hazard identification and risk assessment,

Advise on a range of occupational safety and health issues in the workplace.

Safety Inspections and checklists and audits,

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Exams Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,5,7,8
2 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % Week 8 1,4,6,7
3 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % Week 12 3,5,7,8

Online Learning Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed learning 2.0 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 10 Weekly 10.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2009 Principles of Health and Safety at Work 8th ed. IOSH

Recommended Reading
2006 Safety Representatives and Safety Consultation Guidelines HSA

Recommended Reading
2011 Introduction to Health and Safety at Work NEBOSH

Recommended Reading
2014-03-14 Safety & Health at Work: FETAC Level 5 Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717157334 ISBN-13 9780717157334

Safety & Health at Work FETAC Level 5 A new textbook based on the revised QQI module (5N1794) introducing the knowledge, skill and competence to promote and maintain safety and health in a work environment. *Analyses the duties of employers and employees as specified in current safety, health and welfare at work legislation. *Discusses the role and function of the Health and Safety Authority. *Examines the importance of communication, training and safe work practices. *Explains the causes, prevention, reporting and recording of accidents and dangerous occurrences, and presents guidance on emergency procedures. *Identifies specific hazards and risks when working with equipment, and the appropriate procedures for use and disposal of hazardous materials and waste. *Examines issues related to infection prevention and control, including emergency procedures for suspected contamination. *Investigates risk factors in relation to safety, including the effects of medication, alcohol and drugs. *Details the contents of a first aid kit and their appropriate uses WRITTEN FOR: All courses where Safety and Health at Work (5N1794) is a component module.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Holt, Allen St John 2009 Principles of Health and Safety at Work 8th ed. IOSH 

Safety, H., (2006). Safety Representatives and Safety Consultation Guidelines. HSA.

Hughes, P., (2011). Introduction to Health and Safety at Work. NEBOSH.

(2014). Safety & Health at Work: FETAC Level 5. Gill & Macmillan Ltd.

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.iosh.co.uk

Regulations under the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Legislation/Acts/Safety_Health_and_Welfare_at_Work/Safety_Health_and_Welfare_at_Work_Act.html#regulations 

HSA Codes of Practice - https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Codes_of_Practice/

HSA Safety Representative and Safety Consultation Guidelines - https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/Safety_and_Health_Management/Safety_Representatives_and_Safety_Consultation_Guidelines.pdf 

HSE UK Safety Committees - http://www.hse.gov.uk/involvement/hscommittees.htm

HSE UK Involving your Workforce in Health & Safety, a guidance Document - http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg263.htm

HSA  Safe System of Work Plan - https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Your_Industry/Construction/Safe_System_of_Work_Plan_SSWP/

HSA Display Screen Equipment - https://www.hsa.ie/eng/Publications_and_Forms/Publications/General_Application_Regulations/Display_Screen_Equipment_.html

 

 

 

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None