SAFE07018 2019 Construction Safety and Contractor Management

General Details

Full Title
Construction Safety and Contractor Management
Transcript Title
Construction Safety and Contra
Code
SAFE07018
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Edel Costello, Mary Hannon
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health SG_SOCCU_B07 201900 Level 7 Embedded Award in Science in Occupational Safety and Health
Description

This module explores current construction trends and technologies. It develops a student's ability to take part in a multi-disciplinary construction team.  The challenges facing OSH professionals in the industry will be addressed along with the development of solutions.

Learning Outcomes

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

1.

Describe, discuss and evaluate a wide range of risk factors in the construction workplace and relevant construction based solutions.

2.

Develop professional competencies with reference to practitioner based activities.

3.

Plan construction safety meetings and follow up strategies specific to the needs of individual construction environments.

4.

Evaluate a basic safety plan for use on a construction project.

5.

Communicate the importance and relevance of safety in the construction environment to a range of audience.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered fulltime.  This will include lectures 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, assignments). 

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 30% Continuous Assessment and 70% Final exam.

Formative assessment will be delivered through class discussions and individual feedback.  Students will be assessed through an individual project on communicating the need for safety to the construction worker.  MCQ at the end of the module will cover all content delivered through the module. 

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or Final Exam at next available sitting 

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

1.Describe, discuss and evaluate a wide range of risk factors in the construction workplace and relevant construction based solutions.

Reviewing different risks present in construction and devising solutions 

Engaging with resources to assist in risk management in the construction industry

Discuss the practical application of safety in the industry

2.Develop professional competencies with reference to practitioner based activities.

Source relevant information to assist in safety management on site

Communication in the industry will be explored and skills developed to assist in effective management 

Consult Legislation relevant to the industry and discuss its application on site

The significant factors around working in a multidisciplined construction team will be discussed.

3.   Plan construction safety meetings and follow up strategies specific to the needs of individual construction environments.

Purpose of safety meetings

Planning for meetings, agendas, notes, minutes and circulation of same

Issues encountered during safety meetings

Strategies for running effective safety meetings. 

4.0  Evaluate a basic safety plan for use on a construction project.

Discuss the role of the safety plan in the construction project

Evaluate where it stands in the overall running of a project

Look at the content and relevance of the document

Develop writing skills to assist with construction planning.

5.  Communicate the importance and relevance of safety in the construction environment to a range of audience.

Discuss the role of the safety officer as a stakeholder in the construction project as a whole

Evaluate the benefit of professional communication and conduct in managing safety 

Explore the world of construction pay particular emphasis on why effective communication skills are essential

 

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Facilitated group activities and feedback on group and individual performance. Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5
2 Video/Report assignment based around developing solutions to current construction challenges Continuous Assessment Assignment 20 % OnGoing 1,2,5
3 Short Answer Questions Summary of learning across entire module Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final exam. Final Exam Closed Book Exam 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Study 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2015-09-24 Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
ISBN 0415824362 ISBN-13 9780415824361

Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction has been specially written for the thousands of students who complete the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety each year. Fully revised in alignment with the April 2015 syllabus, the fifth edition provides students with all they need to tackle the course with confidence. The book covers all the essential elements of health and safety management in construction including the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards. Highly illustrated, with information provided in a clear, easily accessible format, it also provides checklists and record sheets to supplement learning. Aligned to the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety Practice questions and answers to test knowledge and increase understanding Complete with a companion website containing extra resources for tutors and students at www.routledge.com/cw/hughes The only textbook endorsed for the NEBOSH National Certificate in Construction Health and Safety, the Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction is also suitable for construction courses in the UK and overseas and serves as a comprehensive reference for managers and professionals within the construction industry.

Required Reading
2000 Construction Safety and Health Management
ISBN UCSC:32106015331249

"Safety Program for Volunteer-Based Construction Projects," Boyd C. Paulson Jr. "Incurring the Costs of Injuries versus Investing in Safety," Jimmie Hinze "Scheduling for Construction Safety." Richard J. Coble, Brent R. Elliott, and Michael Adair "Human Factors in Construction Safety-- Management Issues," Steve Rowlinson "Innovative Fall Protection for Construction Workers on Low-Rise Roofs," Amarjit Singh "Safety and Health Teambuilding," John Smallwood and Theo C. Haupt "Implications of the Relationship Between Construction Quality and Safety," Kent Davis "Designing for Safety," John A. Gmbatese "An Owner Looks at Safety," Ronald W. Sykes, Tan Qu, and Richard J. Coble "Health Consequences of Working in Construction," Marie Haring Sweeney, David Fosbroke, Linda M. Goldenhar, Larry L, Jackson, Kenneth Linch, Boris D. Lushniak, Carol Merry, Scott Schneider, and Mark Stephenson

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Smith, Nigel J. Managing risk in Construction Projects, Blackwell Publishing, Oxford (2006)

Chudley, R. Building Construction Handbook, Butterworth Heinemann, London (2006)

Curley T. Construction Safety Handbook, Oak Tree Press, Cork (2006)

Hughes, Phil. Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction, Elseiver, Butterworth Heinemann, Boston (2005)

Journal Resources

Health and Safety Review

URL Resources

www.hsa.ie

www.hse.gov.uk

www.cif.ie

Other Resources

Access to Moodle

Additional Information

None