SAFE06055 2019 Safety Practitioner Skills
This module looks at the various skills required by Safety Practitioners and how and where they are needed and used on a daily basis. Having completed this module students should be able to describe the different categories of skills; outline the variety of skills within the different categories; understand the need for the specific skills; develop some of the specific skills; and communicate the need for some of the specific skills.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
Name the different categories of skills required and used by safety practitioners.
Describe the different categories of skills required and used by safety practitioners.
Outline the variety of skills within the different categories required and used by by safety practitioners.
Examine the need for the specific skills required and used by by safety practitioners.
Develop some of the specific skills required and used by safety practitioners.
Communicate the need for some of the specific skills required and used by safety practitioners.
Teaching and Learning Strategies
This module will be delivered part-time.
This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques.
This will include online lectures (via adobe connect or similar), workshops and may include site visits, 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, uploading assignments and journals).
The online delivery will be blended with workshops to bring the learners together to facilitate group learning.
Module Assessment Strategies
This module is 100% Continuous assessment
3 x Moodle Quizzes (MCQ's) (30%): shall take place approx every 4 weeks after classes start within the semester.
Group and Workshop Project (30%): Working within groups students will source & interpret current information & research on some specific safety practitioner skills to prepare & make presentations at the workshop and will be submitted via Moodle towards the middle of the semester.
Individual research report assignment (40%): Students shall produce a detailed report on the same research topic described above and will be submitted via Moodle towards the end of the semester.
Repeat Continuous Assessment
1. Name the different categories of skills required and used by safety practitioners.
- Communication Skills
- Business Skills
- Technical Skills
- Teamwork Skills
- Management / Leadership Skills
- Promotion, Motivation & Participation Skills
2. Describe the different categories of skills required and used by safety practitioners.
- As listed under 1 above.
3. Outline the variety of skills within the different categories required and used by by safety practitioners.
- Communication Skills
- Communication (verbal, written, etc)
- People / interpersonal
- Safety conversation
- Conflict resolution
- Dealing with difficult people
- Business Skills
- Time management
- Planning & decision making
- Project management
- Analytical (e.g. A&I stats)
- Meeting organisation & management
- Report writing
- Proposal writing
- Cost analysis
- Information Technology
- Technical Skills
- Variety of technical
- Hazard identification
- Risk assessment
- Problem spotting & problem solving
- Procedure writing
- Crisis management
- Training development
- Legal compliance
- Teamwork Skills
- Interdisciplinary networking
- Personal Strength / Weakness assessment (SWOT)
- Management / Leadership Skills
- Change management
- Promotion, Motivation & Participation Skills
- OSH Promotion
- Employer & employee participation & encouragement
- People motivational
- Sales (e.g. benefits of OSH proposals)
4. Examine the need for the specific skills required and used by by safety practitioners.
- As listed under 3 above.
5. Develop some of the specific skills required and used by safety practitioners.
- Some of those as listed under 3 above.
6. Communicate the need for some of the specific skills required and used by safety practitioners.
- Some of those as listed under 3 above.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||MCQ's x 3||Continuous Assessment||Multiple Choice||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4|
|2||Working within groups students will source & interpret current information & research on some specific safety practitioner skills to prepare & make presentations at the workshop.||Continuous Assessment||Group Project||30 %||OnGoing||4,5|
|3||Individual Research Assignment: Students shall produce a detailed report on the same research topic described above.||Continuous Assessment||Assignment||40 %||OnGoing||6|
Online Learning Mode Workload
|Online Lecture||Not Specified||Online Lecture||2||Weekly||2.00|
|Directed Learning||Not Specified||Directed learning||1.85||Weekly||1.85|
|Workshop||Flat Classroom||Workshop||2.5||Once Per Semester||0.17|
|Independent Learning||Not Specified||Independent learning||10||Weekly||10.00|
Required & Recommended Book List
2017-03-31 Crucial Mentoring Conversations KR Publishing
ISBN 1869226704 ISBN-13 9781869226701
Mentoring nourishes others to grow and act with greater confidence. The need for mentorship is greater than before. However, informal mentoring has not kept up with the challenges in business. Parents, teachers and leaders in any career, professional, or educational setting are now challenged to successfully navigate mentoring relationships.
2016-07-03 Successful Time Management
ISBN 0749475811 ISBN-13 9780749475819
"Successful Time Management is packed with proven tips and techniques to help you review and assess you time management and adopt new work practices to improve it. It includes great time-saving ideas, practical solutions and checklists, plus advice on: controlling paperwork; organizing your e-mail inbox; delegating and working with others; prioritizing to focus on key issues; getting and staying organized. Now in its third edition, this essential guide will help you minimize time-wasting and interruptions, and focus on the priority tasks that will lead to success in your job and career"--
2016-10-03 How to Organize Yourself Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN 9780749475789 ISBN-13 0749475781
How to Organize Yourself will help you to dramatically improve the way you work. With great tips on how to determine your goals, prioritize your tasks and manage your time, it also includes practical advice on how to: focus on the things that produce results; overcome distractions; build positive work habits; avoid information overload and make effective use of technology. Now in its fifth edition, new content covers the latest software advances that can help you get organized, how to deal with the ubiquitous presence of smartphones and how to adapt to the ever increasing scope for interruption and procrastination in our 24/7 lives. How to Organize Yourself will enable you to take control of your workload, reduce stress and fatigue, and free up time for the things that really matter. The creating success series of books... With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
2016-07-01 Decision Making and Problem Solving
ISBN 0749475617 ISBN-13 9780749475611
"Ensuring innovation and a creative approach to new challenges is crucial in leadership success. Being able to communicate and share your ideas takes no less skill. Decision Making and Problem Solving Strategies will help you to learn key techniques and models to confidently make the right decisions. Using checklists, exercises and case studies, Adair provides a clear framework to find solutions, generate ideas and inspire confidence in your team - so you can spot the solution in every problem, and create ideas to rival even the best strategists. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-03-07 Successful Project Management Kogan Page
ISBN 0749475838 ISBN-13 9780749475833
"Successful Project Management, 5th edition, is an essential guide for anyone who wants to improve the success rate of their projects. It will help managers to maintain a balance between the demands of the customer, the project, the team and the organization. Covering the more technical aspects of a project from start to completion it contains practised and tested techniques, covering project conception and start-up, how to manage stake holders, effective risk management, project planning and launch and execution. Also including a brand new glossary of key terms, it provides help with evaluating your project as well as practical checklists and templates to ensure success for any ambitious project manager. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-07-03 Develop Your Leadership Skills
ISBN 0749475633 ISBN-13 9780749475635
"Develop Your Leadership Skills is John Adair's most accessible title on leadership. Full of exercises and checklists, it will boost your confidence levels and guide and inspire anyone on their journey to becoming a leader of excellence. Acknowledged as a world expert, John Adair offers stimulating insights into recognizing and developing individual leadership qualities, acquiring personal authority and, most importantly, mastering core leadership functions such as planning, communicating and motivating. Suitable for anyone who wishes to improve or develop their leadership skills, this guide distills the essence of John Adair's teaching and provides a framework for becoming an effective leader. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-07-03 How to Manage People
ISBN 0749475676 ISBN-13 9780749475673
"From Michael Armstrong, HR expert and best-selling author, comes this new edition of the business staple, How to Manage People. Providing valuable insight into the functions and skills required to be an effective manager - from how to manage teams to successful recruitment - it will help you get the best from your staff through motivation, reward and leadership. With three brand new chapters on managing virtual teams, enhancing employee engagement and managing conflict, it is full of easily applicable advice as well as practical tools and checklists. Essential reading for anyone who wants to get the best from their teams, How to Manage People distills the essence of good management into one handy book. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-08-03 Dealing with Difficult People Kogan Page
ISBN 0749475595 ISBN-13 9780749475598
Moaners, fault finders, manipulators - these are just a few examples of the difficult people we put up with at work. However by understanding their motives and individual behaviours you can learn to manage aggression, avoid awkward situations and keep your cool. This third edition of the best-selling Dealing with Difficult People provides the tools and techniques you need to get the best out of the worst, including how to deal with difficult customers, dealing with difficult people in the digital sphere, advice on beating bullies at their own game and how to deal with a boss who drives you barmy.
2016-10-28 Improve Your Communication Skills
ISBN 0749475757 ISBN-13 9780749475758
2016-07-03 Develop Your Presentation Skills
ISBN 074947565X ISBN-13 9780749475659
"Going beyond handling nerves and presenting PowerPoint slides, Develop Your Presentation Skills, 3rd edition, provides you with a practical toolkit for developing a belting presentation and improving your confidence along the way. Step-by-step advice includes practical help with unpicking the original brief, understanding just what the audience wants and constructing compelling content that will keep your audience rapt with attention. Complete with anecdotes and expert input to help you avoid disaster, this new edition includes two brand new chapters, helping you to deliver a presentation 'stripped bare' and how to use new media to engage with your audience. Develop Your Presentation Skills, 3rd edition, will help you find your voice and use it with style; to inform, to persuade, to impress. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-07-01 How to Write Reports and Proposals
ISBN 0749475730 ISBN-13 9780749475734
"Getting a message across on paper and presenting a proposal in a clear and persuasive form are vital skills for anyone in business. How to Write Reports and Proposals provides practical advice on how to impress, convince and persuade your colleagues or clients. It will help you: improve your writing skills; think constructively before writing; create a good report; produce persuasive proposals; use clear and distinctive language; present numbers, graphs and charts effectively. Full of checklists, exercises and examples, How To Write Reports and Proposals is essential reading and will help you to put over a good case with style. With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan"--
2016-10-28 Taking Minutes of Meetings
ISBN 074947579X ISBN-13 9780749475796
2016 English for Business
ISBN 3981425537 ISBN-13 9783981425536
2016-03-23 Practical Leadership Skills for Safety Professionals and Project Engineers CRC Press
ISBN 1498758223 ISBN-13 9781498758222
This book discusses the science of organizational behavior and the author cites current social and psychological work on leadership and professional development in an effort to "jump start" the careers of engineers and future safety professionals. The goal in writing this book is to quickly acclimate undergraduates on a career path toward engineering and safety management because they are missing opportunities to work, read, travel, and prepare for the profession. This book includes leadership and professional development techniques so that graduates can go out into the market with the leadership and communication skills needed.
2013-08-07 Safety Culture Butterworth-Heinemann
ISBN 9780123972170 ISBN-13 0123972175
Current safety and risk management guidelines necessitate that organizations develop and formally manage their understanding and knowledge of the standards and protocols of risk management. The impact of communication and human performance on the identification and control of hazards and associated risk must be addressed in a structured manner. This core reference provides a complete guide to creating a comprehensive and effective safety culture. Safety Culture is a reference for safety and risk professionals and a training text for corporate-based learners and students at university level. The book will keep safety and risk management professionals up-to-date and will provide the tools needed to develop consistent and effective organizational safety protocols. How to develop a foundation to improve the perception of safety, analyze the organizational culture and its impact on the safety management system, and review the importance of developing a influential network Provides a format for establishing goals and objectives, discusses the impact of leadership on the safety management system and the roles and responsibilities needed as well as methods to gain employee participation Tools to enhance the safety management system, the education and training of employees, how to assess the current safety management system, and the process of curation is introduced
2013 Talking Safety Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 9781409466550 ISBN-13 1409466558
Talking Safety summarises, in a short user-friendly read, the key element of safety leadership - the management and supervisor 'walk and talk'. Safety standards are set by a combination of three things: first, the basic systems: risk assessments, procedures, training, inductions and maintenance; second, the amount of objective learning about the inevitable weaknesses in these systems achieved from a 'Just Culture' perspective; and third, the quality of 'transformational' safety leadership which means coaching not telling, praising not criticising, leading by example and maximising front-line ownership and involvement. A good 'walk and talk' is the only methodology that covers all of these issues and really should be embedded as 'part of the way we do things around here'. It is the centrepiece of any world class safety culture.
2013-03-01 Encyclopedia of Crisis Management SAGE
ISBN 9781452226125 ISBN-13 1452226121
Crisis is varied and unavoidable. We see crisis every day within organizations, governments, businesses and the economy. A true crisis differs from a 'routine' emergency, such as a water pipe bursting in the kitchen. Per one definition, "it is associated with urgent, high-stakes challenges in which the outcomes can vary widely (and are very negative at one end of the spectrum) and will depend on the actions taken by those involved". Successfully engaging, dealing with, and working through a crisis requires an understanding of options and tools for individual and joint decision making. The Encyclopedia of Crisis Management comprehensively overviews concepts and techniques for effectively assessing, analyzing, managing, and resolving crises, whether they be organizational, business, community, or political. From general theories and concepts exploring the meaning and causes of crisis to practical strategies and techniques relevant to crises of specific types, crisis management is thoroughly explored.
2010-10-11 Emotional Intelligence Works Crisp Pub Incorporated
ISBN 1426019513 ISBN-13 9781426019517
Think, Be and Work Smarter Intellectual and technical skills are no longer enough on their own to assure success in the workplace. Emotional intelligence allows you to connect with others one-on-one and in groupsa a critical skill in business today. People who are emotionally smart waste less time on personality conflicts, stay in control under stress and achieve greater satisfaction at work and at home.
2009 The Business Skills Handbook UK Higher Education Business Management
ISBN 1843982188 ISBN-13 9781843982180
Develop the interpersonal, study and transferrable professional skills required to thrive in study and work with this complete handbook.
2009-04-05 Analysing Business Cases
ISBN 0749225416 ISBN-13 9780749225414
The purpose of this book is to develop the skills requried to analyse business cases effectively. It introduces the six skills needed to analyse a business case, develops reading and note-making skills, introduces the ways in which case study texts are organised and demonstrates how these skills can be applied in practice.
2009 Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies
ISBN 1780075820 ISBN-13 9781780075822
ISBN 0749217898 ISBN-13 9780749217891
LB160 is practical, centred around reading and writing skills appropriate to workplace environments and is designed to help students develop skills in effective written communications. It will enable students to undertake more insightful case-study analyses, write successful essays and produce powerful reports.
2005 Management Skills for New Managers AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN 0814408303 ISBN-13 9780814408308
Your company thinks you're ready to manage. We think you could use a little help.
2005 The Concise Handbook of Management Routledge
ISBN 9780789026477 ISBN-13 0789026473
Discover the practical tips to make you an effective, customer-oriented manager! Focusing on the pervading belief that everything a manager does must be customer oriented, The Concise Handbook of Management: A Practitioner's Approach gives you an overview of everything you need to know about managing in one practical, concise book. This plain-talking guide not only explains management theories, but also presents commonsense suggestions on the best ways to effectively manage people and things, no matter what type of business you are in. Taking a practitioner's approach of discussing management issues with customers ultimately in mind, this practical book motivates, is easily understandable, and is entertaining to boot. The Concise Handbook of Management: A Practitioner's Approach uses succinct chapters with several real stories and case studies designed to clearly illustrate each concept and suggestion. Written with the busy manager in mind, each chapter is compact, clear, true-to-life, and is always aimed at the bottom line. The book includes a small business marketing and promotion checklist, a helpful bibliography, and a useful glossary of terms. The Concise Handbook of Management: A Practitioner's Approach explores: the first three steps in becoming a good manager understanding the importance of customers getting the most from employees management competencies and styles organizational structures and cultures managing change managing conflict and stress managing teams and workgroups ethics leadership managing time written business communication mastering the skills of a presentation dealing with people in the workplace a small business marketing checklist project or program planning the marketing basicsproductstrategymarketingpricing developing external and internal customers The Concise Handbook of Management: A Practitioner's Approach proves the adage that less is more, and has already been called the undergraduate/graduate student's or practicing manager's best all-in-one source and reference for simplified management theory and skills.
2001 Skills for Business English Delta Publishing Company(IL)
ISBN 1900783460 ISBN-13 9781900783460
2000 Developing Decision-making Skills for Business M.E. Sharpe
ISBN 0765606763 ISBN-13 9780765606761
Publisher Fact Sheet This comprehensive work teaches readers how to improve their professional decision-making skills & enhance their ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with co-workers & clients.
2000-01-13 How To Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN 9780761215097 ISBN-13 0761215093
An opportunity to update writing skills and excel in todays e-writing environment. Packed with practical advice attuned to current business writing and presentation challenges, this book features special strategies to speed online research and guidelines for creating safe and savvy e-mail. Through interactive, self-directed exercises, youll acquire the techniques that professional writers use to research, draft, compose, and edit their work. Examples and checklists will keep you on track as you practice writing better letters, memos, proposals, reports, and e-mail (with its own rules and etiquette). If you struggle to find the words and tone appropriate for given situations, youll appreciate the advice on selecting language that works. There's also plenty of help with those niggling questions about grammar and punctuation. This book will help make your writing more effective, polished, and direct. It will distinguish you and help you move ahead, whether you're an administrative assistant or company officer. This book will help you: Identify your audience Organize your material Write clearly and effectively Master the steps of editing and rewriting Conduct online research thoroughly and quickly Compose e-mail that communicates your message efficiently Avoid common pitfalls of electronic communications Use writing to eliminate misunderstandings. This is an ebook version of the AMA Self-Study course. If you want to take the course for credit you need to either purchase a hard copy of the course through amaselfstudy.org or purchase an online version of the course through www.flexstudy.com.
1998 Business Writing Skills Amacom Books
ISBN 0814479731 ISBN-13 9780814479735
Few things can hurt a reputation more than a poorly written letter or memo. Written in a refreshingly conversational style, this book makes anyone excited about picking up a pen or powering up a word processor to write clear, concise English. Through its dynamic language, numerous examples, and practice exercises, the book takes readers all the way from staring at a blank page to incorporating foreign words into text.
Niel Steinmann (2017) Crucial Mentoring Conversations: Guiding and Leading KR Publishing
John Caunt (2016) How to Organize Yourself Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Patrick Forsyth (2016) Successful Time Management Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
John Adair (2016) Decision Making and Problem Solving Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Trevor L. Young (2016) Successful Project Management Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
John Adair (2016) Develop Your Leadership Skills Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Michael Armstrong (2016) How to Manage People Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Roy Lilley (2016) Dealing with Difficult People Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Alan Barker (2016) Improve Your Communication Skills Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Theo Theobald (2016) Develop Your Presentation Skills Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Patrick Forsyth (2016) How to Write Reports and Proposals Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Joanna Gutmann (2016) Taking Minutes of Meetings Creating Success Series, Kogan Page Publishers
Bob Dignen, Ian McMaster (2016) English for Business: 100 Tips for Effective Communication Planegg: Spotlight Verlag GmbH
Gary L. Winn (2016) Practical leadership skills for safety professionals and project engineers CRC Press
Mary Russell (2015) The Emergency Management Handbook Brentwood
Tim Marsh (Psychologist) 2013 Talking Safety: A Users Guide to Word Class Safety Conversation Gower Publishing
Nathan Crutchfield, James Roughton (2013) Safety Culture: An innovative Leadership Approach Butterworth-Heinemann
K. Bradley Penuel, Matt Statler, Ryan Hagen (2013) Encyclopedia of Crisis Management SAGE
Michael Kravitz, Susan D Schubert M a, Susan D. Schubert (2010) Emotional Intelligence Works Crisp Pub Incorporated
Jim Donohue, Prithvi Shrestha, Lina Adinolfi (2009) Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies: Resource Book 1: Analysing Business Cases Open University Worldwide
Jim Donohue, Prithvi Shrestha, Lina Adinolfi (2009) Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies: Resource Book 2: Writing Successful Essays Open University Worldwide
Jim Donohue, Prithvi Shrestha, Lina Adinolfi (2008) Professional Communication Skills for Business Studies Resource Book 3: Producing Influential Documents Open University Worldwide
Anthony Allessandra, Philip Hunsaker (2006) Writing Skills for Business: EReport Electronic & Database Publishing, Inc.
Carol W. Ellis (2005) Management Skills for New Managers AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Jonathan T. Scott (2005) The Concise Handbook of Management Routledge
Julian Lincoln Simon (2000) Developing Decision-making Skills for Business M.E. Sharpe
Nan Levinson (2000) How To Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
Joseph Dobrian (1998) Business Writing Skills Amacom Books
Journal of Safety Research
Professional Safety Journal
Students will be given access to handouts, relevant reports and research reports on the moodle page for this module.