SAFE06056 2019 Health and Safety Management 1

General Details

Full Title
Health and Safety Management 1
Transcript Title
Health and Safety Management 1
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Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
2021 - Full Academic Year 2021-22
JohnJoe McHugh
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Adv Wood Sust Building Tech SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SCONS_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology


This subject introduces the learner to both source and application of Health and Safety law for construction site safety and related construction safety activity. The learner is introduced to the key principles of construction site safety management which underpin the management of risk in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

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


Outline the main requirements for the Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act  and for  the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction) Regulations.


Identify a wide range of risk factors in the construction workplace that lead to incidents and accidents.


Identify and apply relevant control measures that demonstrate continual improvement for the management of risk.



Identify key considerations that promote a positive health and safety culture on site.


Complete the Safe Pass Program

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The teaching strategy uses a blended approach of lectures & self-directed learning.

Module Assessment Strategies

Final Written Examination at the end of the Semester.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Final Exam.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

  1. The legal framework.
  2. Sources of construction site safety law.
  3. The main legal safety instruments relating to construction work.
  4. Site specific hazards and control.
  5. Organising for health and safety.
  6. Principles of control.
  7. Risk Assessment.
  8. Promoting a positive health and safety culture
  9. Safe Pass Program.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Written Examinatin Final Exam Closed Book Exam 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre Lectures 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Revison of Lectures 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-05-03 Health and Safety at Work
ISBN 0749478179 ISBN-13 9780749478179

Establish the proper systems and procedures for effective health and safety management and the legal requirements that businesses need to be aware of with this guide for UK employers.

Required Reading
2011 Occupational Health and Safety Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN 0566089831 ISBN-13 9780566089831

The International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates that every year there are 2.2 million fatal and 270 million non-fatal accidents or occupational diseases worldwide. Occupational Health and Safety looks at the research into what causes accidents and errors in the workplace. Emphasizing the psychological and behavioural aspects of risk in organizations, it includes case studies and best practices. The contributors to this volume come from various countries, reflecting unique interest and knowledge in particular areas.

Required Reading
2006 The A-Z of Health and Safety Thorogood Publishing
ISBN 1854183877 ISBN-13 9781854183873

Health and safety law and practice has changed considerably in recent years and in an increasingly litigious society, all organisations must be up to speed with best practice.

Required Reading
2011 Occupational Safety and Health Management
ISBN 9838614416 ISBN-13 9789838614412
Required Reading
2011 Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction Routledge
ISBN 9780080970684 ISBN-13 0080970680

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is the definitive handbook for the National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety from NEBOSH (May 2010 specification), with each element of the syllabus explained in detail, and all the relevant legislation summarised for quick reference. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning objectives and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations, and a chapter of sample answers can be found at the end of the book. This book covers the specific health and safety challenges faced by the construction industry, as well as the basics of occupational health and safety in general. It covers all the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards, and includes checklists, report forms and record sheets. The books is also relevant for built environment and construction courses both in the UK and overseas, as well as providing a handy reference for managers and qualified professionals dealing with day-to-day health and safety issues. New to this edition: Over 60 new diagrams and photographs in full colour Restructured in line with 2010 NEBOSH syllabus Covers new regulations on Tower Cranes, Supply of machinery (safety) Regulations 2008, Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work, Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations (CHIP4), and European Classification: Packaging and Labelling Beyond the syllabus there is a chapter on environmental protection, including the new Environmental Permitting Regime A summary of Lord Young's 2010 Report Common Sense, Common Safety A chapter with guidance on searching the internet, with a range of significant health and safety websites where readers can access huge amounts of guidance and statistical data A companion website with downloadable tutor and student support materials, including editable PowerPoint slides and a set of full colour electronic 'spot the hazard' inspection exercises is available at:

Required Reading
2012-03-16 Health, Safety and Welfare Law in Ireland Gill & MacMillan
ISBN 0717152634 ISBN-13 9780717152636

Introduction to health, safety and welfare law in Ireland. Including guidelines on all recent legislation and safety documents.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Kinsella, J., (2012). Health, Safety and Welfare Law in Ireland. Gill & MacMillan

Journal Resources

IOSH's journal, Policy and Practice in Health and Safety (PPHS).

URL Resources

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005

Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act (General Application) Regulations 2007.

Safety Health & Welfare at Work Act ( Construction Regulations)

Code of Practice for Working in Confined Spaces

Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations

Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Underground Services

Code of practice for working safely on roofs

Code of Practice for the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Biological Agents)

Code of Practice for Access and Working Scaffolds

Code of Practice for Avoiding Danger from Overhead Electricity Lines

Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work

Risk assessment A brief guide to controlling risks in the workplace







Other Resources

Health and Safety Executive, United Kingdom.

Additional Information

IT Sligo Library.