SAFE07039 2019 Safety Legislation 1

General Details

Full Title
Safety Legislation 1
Transcript Title
Safety Legislation 1
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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
Programme Membership
SG_SOCCU_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Occupational Safety and Health

This module examines specific health and safety legislation and legal concepts and principles of importance for the health and safety professional. Aspects of relevant employment law and data protection legislation will also be considered.

Learning Outcomes

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


Summarise the key requirements of the Primary Act relating to Safety, Health and Welfare at work.


Identify the key legal requirements of the General Application Regulations 


Demonstrate a knowledge of relevant case law and legislation.


Interpret and apply legislative requirements to the workplace and litigation.


Consider aspects of employment and data protection law relevant to workplace health and safety. 

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The students will be exposed to a blend of learning activities e.g. on-line lectures (via Adobe Connect), independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address various student learning needs. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (e.g. powerpoint presentations, recordings of on-line lectures and supplementary reading material) and 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

Final Theory 50%; Continuous Assessment 50%

Regular MCQs and assignments will be undertaken through Moodle and assignment uploads through Moodle.  Workshop will assess group learning.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignments will be available on Moodle, subject to IT Sligo Procedure on late submissions, 'Applications for extension of continuous assessment deadlines'.

Indicative Syllabus

2005 Safety Health and Welfare at Work Act.

Major Statutory Instruments under the Primary Act,  General Application Regulations 2007 

General Application Regulations 2007-2016

Relevant Guidance Documents

EU Directives as applicable.

Organisation of Working Time Act.

Stress related litigation Hatton Principles

Relevant Case Law & Court Judgements.

Reasonably Practicable Doctrine

Statutory Claims Process

GDPR Data Protection Legislation


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Moodle Quizes Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1,2,3
2 Workshop Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 7 4
3 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 30 % Week 11 1,2,4,5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % Week 17 1,2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed Learning 0.85 Weekly 0.85
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 0.85 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Distance Learning Suite Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Workshop Flat Classroom Assignment 2.5 Once Per Semester 0.17
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.17 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2013-12-11 Safety and Health Acts: Annotated and Consolidated Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 0414032918 ISBN-13 9780414032910

Recommended Reading
2007-11-30 Health and Safety: Law and Practice Round Hall Ltd
ISBN 185800439X ISBN-13 9781858004396

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Relevant, Acts, Regulations and Directives will be linked to the Moodle Page for this Module.

Journal Resources and safety review

URL Resources

Other Resources

PC Broadband