SAFE06048 2015 Safety Statement

General Details

Full Title
Safety Statement
Transcript Title
Safety Statement
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
06 - NFQ Level 6
10 - 10 Credits
Start Term
2015 - Full Academic Year 2015-16
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Edel Costello, Blaithin McGrath

This module will allow students to put theorectical concepts learned during their course into practice in the development of a mini Safety Statement for a prescribed work setting. 

Learning Outcomes

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


Relate the requirements of a safety statement for application to a prescribed work place.

Be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning.
Take direction, accept criticism and use feedback to enhance performance.
Work independently on complex tasks.
Excercise independent  technical judgement.

Communicate with relevant stakeholders.


Collaboratively solve OSH technical issues and participate in a structured group environment.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures and tutorials (via Adobe Connect) and workshops, independent learrning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).

Regular assessment will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.

The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning and workplace risk assessment.


Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment 100%

Regular assessment will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.

Criteria will be given to students indicating assessment stategies for this module.  Students will be expected to carry out work and will conduct practical hazard identification and risk assessment in a prescribed workplace and develop suitable and adequate controls.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignments will be available on Moodle, subject to the IT Sligo Procedure on late submissions, 'Applications for extension of continuous assessment deadlines'.


Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus


Safety Statement Requirements under the 2005 Act

Hazard identification and risk assessment

Hierarchy of Controls

General Principles of Prevention

Safe Systems of Work & Permit to Work Systems

Applicable OSH Legislation

Organisational and Operational Measures

Roles  Responsibilities and Supervision



Emergency Planning

Monitoring and measurements of hazards

Planning for Safety Inspections, Checklists, Audits and Communication with Employees, Management and Line Supervisors



Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 3 1
2 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 40 % Week 8 1,4,5,6,7
3 Project Continuous Assessment Project 50 % Week 12 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture/tutorial 2 Weekly 2.00
Group Learning Not Specified Workshops 4 Once Per Semester 0.27
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed 7 Weekly 7.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.27 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Health & Safety Authority Guidance on Safety Statement Preparation & Risk Assessment

Health & Safety Executive (UK) Guidance:Five Steps to Risk Assessment

Nolan, D. P., 2010, Loss Prevention & Safety Control: Terms & Definitions, CRC Press

Bateman, M., 2006, Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook, 5th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann

Taylor, M., 2007, Tolleys Workplace Accident Handbook, 2nd ed., Butter-Heinemann

Ridley, J.R., 2003, Safety at Work, Butterworth Heinemann

Stranks, J., 2006, A Managers Guide to Health and Safety at Work, Kogan Page

Hughes, P., Ferret, E., 2006, Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, Butterworth-Heinemann

URL Resources

Other Resources

IT Sligo Library electronic journal Health and Safety Review