SAFE06051 2018 Health & Safety for Treatment Plant Operators
This module will give Treatment Plant Operator students a foundation in occupational safety & health including an introduction to: Health & Safety Legislation; Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment; common workplace & job specific hazards & control measures; Safe Systems of Work; Site Safety Inductions; Accident & Incident Reporting; Emergency Planning; Training; and Personal Protective Equipment.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Identify the main pieces of Irish health & safety legislation and describe important components within (e.g. Employers Duties and Employees Duties).
Conduct a hazard identification & risk assessment of a specific workplace activity.
Identify a variety of common workplace hazards (e.g. fire; electricity; machinery; chemicals; biological agents; manual handling; work at heights; noise; occupational health hazards; psychosocial hazards; etc) and job specific hazards (e.g. lone working; drowning; confined space entry; explosive atmospheres; aerosols; flocculants; chlorine; asbestos; pressure vessels; road works; livestock; Weils disease; Hepatitis A; etc) and the appropriate workplace control measures to be applied.
Outline Safe Systems of Work (e.g. Method Statements; Permit to Work Systems, Lock Out/Tag Out, Traffic Management Plans, etc) to be applied within the workplace.
Identify specific workplace requirements for Site Safety Inductions; Accident & Incident reporting; Emergency Planning; Training; and Personal Protective Equipment.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.
This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar) and workshops augmented by independent learning and directed learning.
This approach is expected to address student-learning needs.
A learning platform such as Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of online lectures plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals).
This blended approach (lectures and workshops) brings students together to facilitate group learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% Continuous Assessment using a combination of individual and group assignments throughout the delivery of the module.
2 moodle quizzes shall take place on weeks 6 and 12
Individual Assignment to be submitted on week 11
Group Project to take place at a workshop mid semester
Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.
Relevant Occupational Safety and Health legislation.
Fundamentals of Hazard identification and risk assessment.
Common workplace hazards (e.g. fire; electricity; machinery; chemicals; biological agents; manual handling; work at heights; noise; occupational health hazards; psychosocial hazards; etc)
Job specific hazards (e.g. lone working; drowning; confined space entry; explosive atmospheres; aerosols; flocculants; chlorine; asbestos; pressure vessels; road works; livestock; Weils disease; Hepatitis A; etc).
Safe Systems of Work (e.g. Method Statements; Permit to Work Systems, Lock Out/Tag Out, Traffic Management Plans, etc).
Site Safety Induction requirements.
Accident & Incident reporting requirements.
Emergency Planning requirements.
Personal Protective Equipment requirements.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Short Answer Questions: to examine students learning across the first half of the module||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||15 %||Week 6||1,2,3|
|2||Presentation: Student work in groups at workshop to develop solutions to prescribed H&S issues in the workplace and present their findings||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||40 %||Week 7||3,4,5|
|3||Individual Assignment: Students will work independantly and submit a report on hazard identification & risk assessment; and also on Health & Safety legislation in the workplace||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||30 %||Week 11||1,2|
|4||Short Answer Questions: to examine students learning across the second half of the module||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||15 %||Week 12||3,4,5|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed learning||1||Weekly||1.00|
|Workshop||Not Specified||Workshop||2||Twice Per Semester||0.27|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent Learning||3.67||Weekly||3.67|
Required & Recommended Book List
2004 Safety at Work, Sixth Edition Butterworth-Heinemann
2009 Principles of Health and Safety at Work Routledge
2004 Health and Safety in Brief, Third Edition Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann
2000 Handbook of Health and Safety Practice 5th Edition Pearson Education
1995 Occupational Health and Hygiene Pitman Publishing
1996 Safety Technology: Health and Safety in Practice Financial Times Prentice Hall
Computer & broadband connection to internet
Organisational Health & Safety Policies and Procedures