SAFE06051 2018 Health & Safety for Treatment Plant Operators

General Details

Full Title
Health & Safety for Treatment Plant Operators
Transcript Title
Health & Safety for Treatment
Code
SAFE06051
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
2018 - Full Academic Year 2018-19
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Mel Casserly, Margaret McCallig, John Crummy
Programme Membership
SG_SWATE_E06 000000 Higher Certificate in Science in Water SG_SWATE_E06 201800 Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations SG_SWATE_C06 201800 Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Waste Water Operations SG_SDRIN_E06 201900 Certificate in Science in Drinking Water Treatment Operations SG_SWAST_E06 201900 Certificate in Wastewater Treatment Operations SG_SWATE_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Waste Water Operations
Description

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Identify the main pieces of Irish health & safety legislation and describe important components within (e.g. Employers Duties and Employees Duties).

2.

Conduct a hazard identification & risk assessment of a specific workplace activity.

3.

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.

4.

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.

5.

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 Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

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.

Training requirements.

Personal Protective Equipment requirements.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

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


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified Lectures 1 Weekly 1.00
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
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.27 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2004 Safety at Work, Sixth Edition Butterworth-Heinemann

Recommended Reading
2009 Principles of Health and Safety at Work Routledge

Recommended Reading
2004 Health and Safety in Brief, Third Edition Elsevier Butterworth Heinemann

Recommended Reading
2000 Handbook of Health and Safety Practice 5th Edition Pearson Education

Recommended Reading
1995 Occupational Health and Hygiene Pitman Publishing

Recommended Reading
1996 Safety Technology: Health and Safety in Practice Financial Times Prentice Hall

Module Resources

Journal Resources

None

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.iosh.co.uk

 

Other Resources

Moodle

Computer & broadband connection to internet

Adobe connect

Organisational Health & Safety Policies and Procedures

 

Additional Information

None