SAFE07027 2019 OSH Enquiry Based Learning 6 - Safety Statement and Risk Assessment

General Details

Full Title
OSH Enquiry Based Learning 6 - Safety Statement and Risk Assessment
Transcript Title
OSH Enquiry Based Learning 6 -
70 %
Subject Area
SAFE - Safety Studies
ESCI - Environmental Science
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Blaithin McGrath, Mary Hannon, John Crummy, Rachel Nugent
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

The aims of this module are to provide an opportunity for students to independently and collectively develop the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct hazard identification and risk assessment in a work environment and examine suitable organisational and operational controls contained in the Safety Statement.

Learning Outcomes

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

Research and prepare a safety statement for application to a prescribed work place.

Be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning taking direction and feedback to enhance performance.


Work independently and apply technical judgement on complex tasks.


Communicate and cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.


Collaboratively solve OSH technical issues and participate in a structured group environment.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. 

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities, independent learning, and directed learning. Assessments are formative and summative relation to Process Marks (40%) and Product Marks (60%)

This module comprises of student learning and risk assessment activities to facilitate the writing of a workplace-based mini safety statement. The students may work in groups or independently and are collectively & individually responsible to deliver their work in a professional manner according to an agreed criteria & timeline.

Students are given precise instructions at the beginning of the semester outlining the key issue(s), the marking scheme attaching to the deliverables, including process mark and product mark and the expected assessment format.

Students are expected to carry out work in EBL class and independently outside of class time according to their own schedule.

Module Assessment Strategies

Students will be continuously assessed individually and in groups throughout the module. Criteria will be given to students indicating assessment strategies for this EBL module. Students will be expected to carry out work in EBL class and will conduct practical hazard identification and risk assessment in a prescribed workplace and develop suitable and adequate controls.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment

Module Dependencies

Occupational Hygiene 2 and 3 Occupational Health Safety Mgt. and Loss Control Environment and the Workplace Hazardous Materials and Processes Epidemiology and Health Studies

Indicative Syllabus

1. Research and prepare a safety statement for application to a prescribed workplace.

  • Hazard identification and risk assessment
  • Hierarchy of Controls
  • General Principles of Prevention

2. Be self-directed in terms of time, motivation and planning taking direction and feedback to enhance performance.

  • Communication
  • Training
  • Roles Responsibilities and Supervision

3. Work independently and apply technical judgement on complex tasks.

  • Monitoring and measurements of hazards
  • Planning for Safety Inspections, Checklists, Audits and communication with employees, management and line supervisors

4. Communicate and cooperate with all relevant stakeholders in a professional manner.

  • Applicable OSH Legislation
  • Organisational and Operational Measures

5. Collaboratively solve OSH technical issues and participate in a structured group environment.

  • Safe Systems of Work & Permit to Work Systems
  • Emergency Planning

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 In class discussion, questions and answers Formative Performance Evaluation - % OnGoing 1,2,5
2 Group and Individual Assessment Continuous Assessment Assignment 100 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Problem Based Learning Flat Classroom Enquiry Based Learning 5 Weekly 5.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Enquiry Based Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 5.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2016-04-19 Loss Prevention and Safety Control CRC Press
ISBN 1439833664 ISBN-13 9781439833667

An encyclopedic, A-Z listing of terminology, Loss Prevention and Safety Control: Terms and Definitions addresses the need for a comprehensive reference that provides a complete and sufficient description of the terminology used in the safety/loss prevention field. Fostering clarity in communication among diverse segments within the field and between outside agencies, this book: Provides a reference for the background, meaning, and description of safety and loss prevention terms being used in government, industry, research, and education Contains two-paragraph descriptions of terms, photographs, diagrams, graphs, and tables to aid understanding of the subject, making it more than a dictionary Includes common safety terms, safety engineering aspects, a description of safety organizations, and a list of common safety standards and their scope The field of safety and loss prevention encompasses myriad unrelated industries and organizations, such as insurance companies, research entities, process industries, and educational organizations. These organizations may not realize that their terminology is not understood by individuals or even compatible with the nomenclature used outside their own sphere of influence. And even though fire protection and environmental professionals use identical and similar terminology, their meanings may be slightly different in selected applications. An all-encompassing reference, the book uses OSHA standards and interpretations as guidelines for the definitions and explanations. Drawing from the many areas that influence the terminology, it provides a basic understanding of the terms used in lost prevention and control.

Required Reading
2006 Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9780750669894 ISBN-13 0750669896

Risk assessment has become the backbone of Health and Safety management in the UK and elsewhere. Employers have a legal duty to prove that risk assessments have been carried out and precautions have been implemented as far as (reasonably) practicable. Mike Bateman demystifies the risk assessment process and how it relates to UK legislation. He covers both the general techniques and the assessment of specific risks, such as hazardous substances (COSHH), noise, manual handling, DSE workstations, PPE, fire, asbestos and work at height. The book is designed to be user-friendly rather than overly legalistic or academic and tells the reader how to go about risk assessment, not just what the legislation requires. It contains numerous checklists, forms and worked examples for a variety of hazards and industries. This edition has been updated to take into account the impact of the following regulations on risk assessments: * Work at Height Regulations 2005 - full new chapter * Noise at Work Regulations 2006 * Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) 2006 * Revisions to Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations Mike Bateman runs his own health and safety consultancy and specialises in risk assessments. He is a corporate member of IOSH and a registered health and safety practitioner. * Comprehensive coverage of risk assessments and how they relate to UK legislation * Practical approach with numerous checklists and forms - no need to re-invent the wheel! * Covers all the main hazards and industries

Required Reading
2007-08-15 Tolley's Workplace Accident Handbook Routledge
ISBN 9781136354953 ISBN-13 1136354956

Occupational safety and health management theory is now rightly focused on pro-activity, risk assessment and management. But it remains important that organizations know what they need to do when accidents happen, both to comply with legislation and to extract all the information from the incident to improve their health and safety management. Tolleys Workplace Accident Handbook presents in a single volume what needs to be done when an accident occurs from emergency procedures and legal reporting requirements through to formal investigations and possible legal proceedings. In this new edition, chapters on first aid and accident investigation reports have been added and the rehabilitation chapter has been updated to cover the latest insurance industry initiatives. The Handbook also shows how to learn from the accident data gathered and how to implement recommendations into a company's health and safety management system. The text is supported by checklists, case studies and ready-to-use forms and templates. Health and Safety practitioners in all industries will find this Handbook is packed full of practical and legal advice. It will also be of use to lawyers dealing with accident claims, insurance risk managers, emergency planning, first aid, and enforcement officers, as well as to students on health and safety and specialist accident investigation courses. Mark Tyler is a Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner and a leading Solicitor in the area of health and safety law who has worked on numerous high profile cases such as rail crashes and legionnaires disease. His expertise is supplemented with the practical knowledge of other experts in their individual subject areas.

Required Reading
2008-01-14 Safety at Work Routledge
ISBN 9781136367564 ISBN-13 113636756X

Safety at Work is widely accepted as the most authoritative guide to safety and health in the workplace. Its comprehensive coverage and academically rigorous approach make it essential reading for students on occupational safety and health courses at diploma, bachelor and master level, including the NEBOSH National Diploma. Health and safety professionals turn to it for detailed coverage of the fundamentals and background of the field. The seventh edition has been revised to cover recent changes in UK legislation and practice, including: Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Work at Height Regulations 2005 Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 Waste regulations 2005, 2006 ISO 12100 Safety of Machinery - Basic concepts and general principles

Required Reading
2006 The Manager's Guide to Health and Safety at Work Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN 0749444959 ISBN-13 9780749444952

Health and safety at work is, for many managers, a difficult subject. As well as being steeped in law, it requires a broad knowledge of many disciplines, such as psychology, engineering, chemistry, ergonomics and medicine, each of them a subject in their own right. Now in its eighth edition, this practical guide unravels the legal complexities and explains how to establish systems and procedures for effective health and safety management in any type of organization. Fully revised, it includes important information on new areas including risk management, record keeping standards, HSE management standards and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. Filled with expert knowledge, this popular book continues to provide hands-on, jargon-free advice for all levels of management; A Manager's Guide to Health and Safety at Work is an invaluable guide for any manager or student of the subject.

Required Reading
2009 Introduction to Health and Safety at Work Elsevier
ISBN 9781856176682 ISBN-13 1856176681

Introduction to Health and Safety at Work has been developed for the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Each element of the syllabus has a dedicated chapter and both taught units are covered in this book. A chapter on international aspects also makes this book suitable for the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health. Previous editions of this book have been used for other NVQ level 3 and 4 courses in health and safety. Full colour pages and hundreds of illustrations bring health and safety to life. To make studying easier, each chapter starts with learning outcome summaries and ends with questions taken from recent NEBOSH examinations. Specimen answers and a study skills chapter aid exam preparation. As an introduction to all areas of occupational safety and health the book acts as a practical reference for managers and directors with health and safety responsibilities, and safety representatives. It covers the essential elements of health and safety management, the legal framework, risk assessment and control standards and includes handy forms and checklists. New in this edition: Updated throughout in line with changes in the regulations Learning outcomes now included at the beginning of each chapter Companion website with downloadable health and safety forms *Endorsed by NEBOSH *Student-friendly presentation in full colour, packed with illustrations and photographs *Revision questions and sample answers taken from recent NEBOSH examinations to test your knowledge *Includes a summary of the main legal requirements, ideal for both students and managers A free companion website is also available at: and features: Editable health and safety forms Selected appendices sections in electronic format Phil Hughes MBE, MSc, CFIOSH, is a former Chairman of NEBOSH (1995-2001), former President of IOSH (1990-1991) and runs his own consultancy. He received an MBE for services to health & safety and as a director of RoSPA, in the New Years Honours List 2005. Ed Ferrett PhD, BSc (Hons Eng), CEng, MIMechE, MIET, CMIOSH, is a former Vice Chairman of NEBOSH (1999-2008) and a lecturer on NEBOSH courses at Cornwall Business School of Cornwall College. He is a Chartered Engineer and a health and safety consultant.

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Health & Safety Authority Guidance on Safety Statement Preparation & Risk Assessment

Nolan, D. P., 2010, Loss Prevention & Safety Control: Terms & Definitions, CRC Press

Bateman, M., 2006, Tolley's Practical Risk Assessment Handbook, 5th ed., Butterworth-Heinemann

Taylor, M., 2007, Tolleys Workplace Accident Handbook, 2nd ed., Butter-Heinemann

Ridley, J.R., 2003, Safety at Work, Butterworth Heinemann

Stranks, J., 2006, A Managers Guide to Health and Safety at Work, Kogan Page

Hughes, P., Ferret, E., 2006, Introduction to Health and Safety at Work, Butterworth-Heinemann

Journal Resources


Other Resources

To facilitate EBL, a flat classroom with adequate IT resources will be required for all sessions.

A student to facilitator ratio of 12:1 required to facilitate the delivery of Enquiry Based Learning


Additional Information